Split View


The various split views let you evaluate certain aspects of the image or perform a certain photo correction.

 

The Multi Check Box

The Multi check box only work in combination with the Split View options. If it is activated you will see the same image content in each split view area.

If the split view tool is activated, you can click somewhere on the preview to display a different part of the image in the split areas. If the Instant Preview check box on the Prefs tab sheet is active, you can alternatively click and drag the preview with the split view tool over to scroll the view in both spilt areas.

 

Using Left, Right, Bottom and Top View

These four split views let you compare the original image with the corrected version side by side. The corrected image will be displayed at the left, right, top or bottom as the names indicate. To move the separation line between the two versions, activate the split view tool above the preview and drag on the preview. If you have Instant Preview activated, the effect of moving the separation line will be immediately visible. Unlike with the other split views, you can't select anything by shift clicking.

 

Choosing a Cast Type

The two Cast Types split views let you compare the different cast types as well as choose one of them. The effect of the six cast types (without Autodetect) is displayed as vertical or horizontal stripes on the image.

Instructions:

1. Create a sample area with the sample area tool or use an Auto button

2. Select "CastTypes Vert." or "CastTypes Horiz." from the Split View box

3. Activate the split view tool and drag on the preview to move the separation lines and view other parts of the image with another Cast Type. To view the same image content in each split view, please activate the Multi check box.

4. Hold down the Shift key and click the split area that you like best.

5. As a result Split View will be switched off, the Cast Type combo will be set to your chosen Cast Type and the image will be displayed with that Cast Type applied.

Hint: While you are in "CastTypes Vert." Or"CastTypes Horiz." mode, you can create or move a sample area, use the Auto buttons or the manual controls. So you don't need to switch Split View off while doing that. Only when you choose an item from the Cast Types combo box, these Split View modes will be activated, because otherwise you wouldn't see the effect of the altered cast type.

 

Adjusting the Cast


The Adjust Cast option from the Split View combo displays six variations of the Adjust Cast slider.

Instructions:

1. Create a sample area with the sample area tool or use an Auto button

2. Select "Adjust Cast" from the Split View box

3. Six horizontal stripes that contains values of the "Adjust Cast" slider will be displayed. At the left you will also see the plain stripe as an orientation.

4. Activate the split view tool and drag on the preview to move the separation lines and view other parts of the image with another Adjust Cast value. To view the same image content in each split view, please activate the Multi check box.

5. Hold down the Shift key and click on your preferred split area.

6. Result: Split View will be switched off, the Adjust Cast slider will be set according to your choice value and the image will be fully displayed with that Adjust Cast value.

Hint: While you are in "Adjust Cast" mode, you can create or move a sample area, use the Auto Buttons or the manual controls. The Adjust Cast stripes will be updated accordingly.

 

Color Correcting with the Color Stripes


The two Stripes features let you color correct the image or evaluate different colored versions of it.

Instructions:

1. Select "Hue Stripes" or "Color Temp. Stripes" from the Split View box.

2. Six horizontal stripes that contain the most important hues or color temperature colors will be displayed. At the left you also see the plain stripe as an orientation.

3. Activate the split view tool and drag on the preview to move the separation lines and view other parts of the image with another color. To view the same image content in each split view, please activate the Multi check box.

4. Hold down the Shift key and click on the split area that looks best to you.

5. Result: Split View will be switched off, the Source and Target color boxes will be filled with your choice and the image will be fully displayed with the chosen color correction.

Hint: If you create or move a sample area, use the Auto buttons or the manual controls, these two split views will be automatically switched off. This is necessary, because otherwise you wouldn't see the effect of the altered sample area, pressed Auto button or altered manual controls . But you can adjust the Contrast and Exposure settings as you like without leaving this mode.

 

Color Correcting with the Color Grids


The Grid modes of Split View display a 6 x 6 grid with color variations. The colors in the horizontal direction are the same as those of the Stripes modes whereas the vertical direction displays the color with different saturation. They let you correct hue and saturation at the same time.

Instructions:

1. Select "Hue Grid" or "Color Temp. Grid" from the Split View box.

2. A 6x6 grid with various colors will be displayed.

3. Activate the split view tool and drag on the preview to move the separation grid and view other parts of the image with another color and saturation. To view the same image content in each split view, please activate the Multi check box.

4. Hold down the Shift key and click on one of the 36 split areas that looks best to you.

5. Result: Split View will be switched off, the Source and Target color boxes will be filled with your choice and the image will be fully displayed with the chosen color correction.

Hint: If you create or move a sample area, use the Auto Buttons or the manual controls while you are in "Hue Grid" or "Color Temp. Grid" mode, Split View will be automatically switched off. This is necessary, because otherwise you wouldn't see the effect of the altered sample area, pressed Auto Button or altered manual controls . But you can adjust the Contrast and Exposure settings as you like without leaving this mode.

 

Adjusting the Exposure


The Exposure mode of Split View displays exposure variations from - 50 to +75 as six vertical stripes. They represent values of the Exposure slider.

Instructions:

1. Create a sample area with the sample area tool or use an Auto button.

2. Select "Exposure Stripes" from the Split View box

3. Activate the split view tool and drag on the preview to move the separation lines and view other parts of the image with another exposure value. To view the same image content in each split view, please activate the Multi check box.

4. Six vertical stripes that contain values of the Exposure slider will be displayed. At the left you also see the plain stripe as an orientation.

5. Hold down the Shift key and click on the stripe you prefer.

6. Result: Split View will be switched off, the Exposure slider will be set according to your choice value and the image will be displayed fully with that Exposure value.

Hint: While you are in "Exposure Stripes" mode, you can create or move a sample area, use the Auto Buttons or the manual controls, e.g. the Exposure Fix combo box. So you don't need to switch Split View off while doing that. When using the Exposure slider in "Exposure" mode, Split View will automatically be switched off. This is necessary, because otherwise you wouldn't see the effect of the altered Exposure slider.