Compose and Compose Lite Quick Start
Compose is a bit different from other image editors. Consequently there are a few things to learn and get use to, but afterwards, everything will be easier, faster and more intuitive.
Compose Lite includes all of the Compose functionality except that it is limited to two input images. All of the tutorials, videos, manuals and examples for Compose are valid for Compose Lite.
First, the controls are literal. They do what they say. Think about an adjustment you want, then you should be able to go to the correct control and get the results you want. Moreover, they don't have unintended effects. So they do what they say and they don't do anything else.
Secondly. There are no "apply" buttons. All operations work all the time in any order. And because of the 4G Color Technology, you can adjust controls in any order without getting different results. This greatly simplifies editing and learning.
Editing and Positioning applies to the selected image. The selected image is indicated by white circles (while unselected images use blue circles). You may make a selection by clicking inside any circle or by clicking the buttons at the top of the edit tool pane.
If none of the circles are selected, then edits apply to all the images.
|Import an image
||Importing an image copies the
original image file. It will never be overwritten. Importing an
image can be done in the following ways.
|Select region of interest||The region of interest is the part of the input image
you want to show on the output. It can be set in several ways.
|Compose the output||Compose the output by placing the
input region of interest on the output image. The size and
location is shown by the circle cursor and can be adjusted in
the following ways.
An image is a background image when it is superscribed on the output image and the fade is minimum and the blend is back. Any of the input images can be adjusted to be a background image.
|Edit the image||Although there are a number of advanced editing controls in
Compose, the basic image controls will be used most often. These are
shadow brightness, highlight brightness, color and edges. Adjust
these in any order until the image is as you want it.
If you have more than one input image, the edits apply to the selected input. Or, if none of the inputs are selected, then the edits apply to all the images. The edits accumulate so if you edit the images individually, then edit them together, the new edits will append to the previous edits.
|Edit the background||Any part of the output image not covered by one or more input
images can be adjusted for color, shade and tint with the backgound
controls. The background edits can be applied to the edges or to the
center to create depth.
|Export the image||To export the final image to the file system, click the export button. The standard Mac Save Panel will open. Enter the image name and the file location to save the image.|
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