Acorn Acorn 7

Common Image Color Adjustments

Image color adjustments are performed with filters via the filters window.  Filters can found by going to the ‘Filters’ menu item, using keyboard shortcut Shift-Command-F (⇧⌘F), or clicking the filters button at the top right of Acorn’s window.


Adjust the intensity of color in your image.  Filter ▸ Color Adjustment ▸ Color Controls 


Adjust the darkness or lightness in your image. Filter ▸ Color Adjustment ▸ Color Controls


Adjust the difference between the lights and darks of your image. Filter ▸ Color Adjustment ▸ Color Controls


Adjust how much light is exposed, similar to film or sensor when taking a photo. Filter ▸ Color Adjustment ▸ Exposure Adjust

Hue Adjust 

Adjusts the color of your image, leaving black, white, and gray alone. Filter ▸ Color Adjustment ▸ Hue Adjust

See also:  Color Adjustment Filters


Adjust an image’s shadows, highlights, and mid-tones including red, green, and blue. Filter ▸ Color Adjustment ▸ Curves

See also:  Curves


Adjust your image to black and white, or varying degrees of grayscale. Filter ▸ Color Adjustment ▸ Grayscale

See also:  Black & White


Control the black, white, and mid-tones of the layer. Filter ▸ Color Adjustment ▸ Levels

See also:  Levels

Filters in Acorn are non-destructive by default, meaning they do not permanently alter your image. To change the value of a filter later, just return to the filters window by double clicking the 'fx' next to your layer in the layers list. Your filters will save with your image for later editing if you choose the .acorn file format. If you wish to make a filter effect permanent, or destructive, click the 'Flatten' button located at the top of the filters window.  Once you have flattened a filter, you will no longer have the ability to modify it and the 'fx' will disappear from that layer in the layers list.  

See also:  Filters