Adjust an image adjusting-an-image

Adobe Dynamic Media Classic offers various commands for adjusting the appearance of an image. You can flip, rotate, blur, alter the color balance, and colorize an image. As you experiment with these commands, you can see their effects on the image you are working with.

See also Create an alias for an image.

To adjust an image:

  1. Select the image’s rollover Edit button and choose Adjust, or in the Browse Panel, double-click the image so it opens in Detail View.

  2. Select a size and Image Preset (in the bottom of the window).

  3. Use the commands on the right side of the Adjust Editor window so you can adjust the image:

    • Use the Flip options to flip an image horizontally or vertically.
    • Use the Rotate slider to rotate the image. You can enter values in the Rotate field to rotate an image. Positive values rotate it clockwise; negative values rotate it counterclockwise.
    • Use the Blur slider or its corresponding box to blur an image. The higher the value, the more blurry the image becomes.
    • Use the Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, and Color Balance options to adjust the color and brightness. These effects are cumulative. For example, changes to the Magenta/Green settings are added to changes made to the Hue settings.
    • Use the Colorize options to colorize an image while preserving shadows and highlights. Changes to the Colorize options are also cumulative. From the Brightness menu, choose No Compensation so you disable automatic brightness compensation. Set the contrast value to 0 to preserve the contrast range of the original image, or specify a contrast range with a value greater than 0. A value of 100 maximizes the contrast. Typical values are in the 30-70 range.
  4. When you have finished adjusting the image, do one of the following:

    • Select Save.

    • To replace the original of the image, select Save As.

      In the drop-down list, select Replace original, and then select Save.

    • To save the image as a new primary image, select Save As.

      In the drop-down list, select Save as new primary.
      In the Folder Name list box, select the folder where you want the new primary image saved.
      Select Save.

    • To save the image as another view of the primary image. you can create an alias for it. Select Save As.

      From the drop-down list in the Save As dialog box, select Save as another view of primary.
      In the Folder Name list box, select the folder where you want the new primary image saved.
      Select Save.

Create an alias for an image creating-an-alias-for-an-image

When you have adjusted an image, you can save it as another view of the primary image. To do so, you can create an alias for the image by using the Save as another view of primary feature.

To create an alias for an image:

  1. In the Grid View or List View, in the Edit drop-down list next to an image for which you want to create an alias, select Adjust.
  2. In the lower-right corner of the page, select Save As.
  3. From the drop-down list in the Save As dialog box, select Save as another view of primary.
  4. In the Folder Name list box, select the folder where you want to save the aliased image.
  5. In the File Name field, type the name you want to use for the alias.
  6. Select Save.
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