Adjusts the difference between the lightest and darkest parts of an image.

Canvas showing effect of Contrast filter

Adjust this filter using the parameter controls in the Filters Inspector:

  • Contrast: Sets the amount of contrast to be applied to the image.

  • Pivot: Sets the point around which the contrast is adjusted. The point of contrast adjustment is the level that’s displayed if Contrast is set to 0.

  • Smooth Contrast: Smooths the falloff on both the low and high ends of the contrast change.

  • Luminance Only: Select this checkbox to protect the image from oversaturation when its contrast is increased.

  • Clip Color Values: Turns clipping on and off. Clipping prevents color adjustments from forcing color values out of the allowable digital range. Clipping can prevent illegal signal levels in clips that are output to video. This pop-up menu has four options:

    • None: No clipping occurs.

    • At White: Any color channel exceeding the maximum value of 1 is clipped to 1.

    • At Black: Any color channel falling below the minimum value of 0 is clipped to 0.

    • At Black and White: All color channels are clipped to a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1.

  • Mix: Sets the percentage of the original image to be blended with the color-corrected image.