The Live Histogram

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If you're not familiar with what a "histogram" is, then please read through the chapter "Using the Histogram" first.

 

The "Live" histogram is a histogram that can be toggled in the Image Viewer/Editor. This histogram will always show the up-to-date state of the image loaded or the image being edited. Apart from this "live" view, it also offers you a way to show the areas in the image where the colors are being clipped. This makes the Live Histogram a valuable addition when editing your images.

 

You can activate the Live histogram in the Image Viewer/Editor by pressing the [H] key (or right click on the image and then select "View More -> View/Hide Histogram".

 

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The Live Histogram is painted in the upper right corner. As you edit the image and the colors/tones of the image change, then the histogram is updated instantly; hence the name "Live" histogram.

 

Notice the black and white box in the upper corners of the histogram.

The black box represents the toggle for viewing the clipped blacks in the image. When toggled ON, the full blacks will be recognized in the image because they are painted blue.

The white box represents the toggle for viewing the clipped whites in the image. When toggled ON, the full whites will be recognized in the image because they are painted red.

 

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Tip!

 

When holding down the [Alt] key while clicking the box, then the *only* the clipped areas will be displayed and the image itself isn't. This makes it more convenient to see the clipped areas. Release the [Alt] key to view the image again.