8.7. Exposure

This filter is used for lightning shadows and midtones of an image without blowing the highlights. A detailed tutorial can be found at Appendix C, Tone Mapping and Shadow Recovery Using GIMP’s ColorsExposure… .

8.7.1. Activating the Command

You can access this command from the main menu through ColorsExposure….

8.7.2. Options

Figure 16.135. Exposure Options

Exposure Options


Presets are a common feature for several Colors commands. You can find its description in Section 8.1.1, “Colors Common Features”.

Black level

This option is used to dispense with "useless" shadows and highlight information.


This option is used to add one or more stops of exposure compensation to the image.

Blending Options, Preview and Split view

These are common features described in Section 8.1.1, “Colors Common Features”.