The edit options are used to configure features specific to the process of editing your images.

Guides

Imerge offers several overlays that can be useful for alignment and layout of your project. Select the color used by the overlay lines here.

  • Grid line color: Click the color swatch to open a color picker and choose a new color for the guides.
  • Snapping line color: Click the color swatch to open a color picker and choose a new color for the lines used to indicate layer alignment.

Exposure warnings

Imerge can use overlays to identify areas in your image that are out of gamut and may be clipped when exported. The colors of the overlays can be chosen here.

  • Highlight overlay color: Click the swatch to open a color picker and choose the color that will be used to identify areas that are too bright to fit into the destination color space.
  • Shadow overlay color: Click this swatch to open a color picker and choose the color that will be used to identify areas that are too dark to fit into the destination color space.

Interface layout

The layer list and layer inspector can be positioned on the left hand side or right hand side of the screen. Click the thumbnail for your preferred layout to select it.

  • Left handed: Places the layer controls on the left hand side of the screen.
  • Right handed: Places the layer controls on the right hand side of the screen.

Effects

Control your personalized settings for effects usage here.

  • Favorites: Use the Clear button here to remove the favorite setting from all effects at once. The favorite status of any individual effect can be toggled at any time in the Add effects menu.
  • Most used: Use the Clear button here to clear all effects out of the most used list. The most used list keeps track of how many times each effect is used in your projects, and shows the effects you use most frequently. Clearing the list here resets the usage count for all effects back to zero.
  • Most used count: Specify how many effects are included in the most used list here.

Default canvas settings

You can set the default size used when a new canvas is created. Regardless of the default, any canvas can be modified at any time after it is created.

  • Use previous size: When this toggle is activated, Imerge will use the dimensions of whatever project was most recently opened in the software.
  • Dimensions: If you prefer to use a specific size as the default, disable the use previous size toggle above, and enter the dimensions here.
  • Background color: Define the default background color used for the canvas. Click the swatch to open a color picker and select any color you desire. Use the slider to adjust the opacity of the selected color.
  • Workspace profile: When compositing images, it is not uncommon for a project to contain multiple images that use different color profiles. Color management defines how the colors contained in your images will be handled. Choose the color profile to which all imported images will be converted.
    • sRGB (linear) The sRGB color space is the standard color space used for final viewing of digital images.
    • ROMM RGB (linear) ROMM RGB, also known as ProPhoto, is a large gamut color space ideal for photo editing. It allows for maximum accuracy in the reproduction of colors.
  • Rendering intent: if the source color space exceeds that of the destination, this setting determines how the adjustment is handled.
    • Perceptual: Good for highly saturated images intended for printing. The entire tonal range of the source image is compressed to fit into the available gamut of the destination profile, which retains the relative difference between different colors in the image. If your images contain many out-of-gamut colors, perceptual often gives the best result.
    • Absolute: Aims to retain the original colors as accurately as possible, regardless of whether they fit the gamut of the destination color space. Exactly maintains the values of all source colors that fall within the destination color space. Out of gamut colors are clipped. If the destination color space uses a different white point than the source, absolute color uses the white point of the source, and does not convert it to the destination.
Last modified: Dec 29, 2021

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