Red-Eye Correction

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CodedColor provides an advanced red-eye correction mechanism. The example shows a face with the left eye already corrected.


The tool is simple to use, yet produces some of the best results compared to others solutions on the market.


For best results, follow these steps carefully:


1.Zoom into the face, enlarging the eyes which are to be corrected. You can use the Left & Right mousebuttons for this, and drag the face to the area containing the red eyes.


2.Start the Red Eye dialog by selecting Edit > Red Eye, or by clicking on the Red-Eye shortcut button. If you need to do more zooming, use the Zoom Control buttons in the toolwindow.


3.Select the original eye color. You can use the clip0002 tool and click on the pixels directly adjacent to the red area. You can also use a previoulsly stored Custom Color, or select a color from the Palette. The eye in the Preview window displays the color used for the replacement.


4.Select the clip0005 tool and adjust the Brush Size  to a circle equal or smaller to the red area in the eye.


5.Click on the center of the red eye, and keep the mouse pressed to draw over the red area, applying the replacement color.


6.If you accidentally replaced correct parts of the eye or face, you can use the clip0006 eraser tool to restore the original pixels, including color and texture.


7.Save your changes, once you are satisfied with the replacement.



Example: The replacement brush barely covers the red area of the eye. When you apply too much replacenement color, you can undo groups of pixels by switching to the eraser mode.


With a little practice, red eye removal is a matter of seconds.


Toolwindow buttons


clip0005        Paint  Tool        Replace the red area with the new eye color.

clip0002        Color Picker        Select the new eye color by clicking onto a color in the picture (Pipette)

clip0006        Eraser Tool        Restore the original color (undo color replacement for fine tuning)

clip0009        Zoom into        Increase size of displayed image by one step

clip0010        Zoom out        Decrease size of displayed image by one step


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