The smarter way to make local adjustments
From brightening faces in treasured portraits to darkening the sky of a dramatic landscape, local adjustments are a vital part of making your pictures look great.
Rather than ‘global’ adjustments that affect an entire image, local adjustments mask off just small elements within the frame. Traditionally, these need to be made with selection tools. You outline the area you want to edit, then make the changes.
But without expertise,
There had to be a better way, and in the early 2000s, Nils Kokemohr (founder and former CTO of Nik Software) and his team of engineers invented it.
After DxO purchased the Nik Collection from Google, we redesigned and upgraded U Point™ technology so it could be used on RAW files.
How U Point™ works
The U Point™ tool literally lets
Once these reference points are created, the U Point™ algorithm identifies the pixel’s characteristics in terms of color channel value (red, green, and blue), hue, saturation, and luminance.
But that’s not all
Another huge benefit of U Point™ technology is that users can add as many control points as they want in order to:
– address multiple issues with a variety of specific adjustments
– add redundancy: since similarities are analyzed in every Control Point and Control Line placed within your image, the engine is able to distinguish one reference pixel from another and figure out how similar they are
– select areas that are non-circular in shape more easily
– expand the selection to include slightly darker or lighter reference points
– identify different reference pixels on different objects.
Learn more about U Point™
The technology of U Point™ has made highly accurate local adjustments possible in seconds – but best of all, it’s all
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