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How to See Colour values as HSL?



  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Photo RAW works only in RGB. If you are a Mac user you can use the Digital Color Meter program to display colors under an eyedropper in which ever format you like. I’m sure there is something equivalent for Windows.

    You can limit the luminance values in your image by adding a Curves Effect set to the Luminosity Blending Mode. Set the Black point a 6 and the White point to 248(? I use 252.) or whatever values are appropriate for your image. Just be sure that this Curves filter stays at the top of the Effects stack so other edits don’t push your ranges beyond the settings you want.

  • John Dolson

    Thanks Brian :-)

    Sounds like the curves filter will do what I need.  I don't think I'd have ever figured out the Luminosity Blending selection on my own.    I'm a noob when it comes to printing...but having fun learning.  Will experiment with values for max luminance and see if I can tell the difference on the prints!




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