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Using the digital flash

Overview

How to apply digital flash to your pictures in FotoStation's image editor.

Understanding the digital flash function

The digital flash can be applied by clicking on the Digital Flash button on the toolbar, by clicking on the Digital Flash button in the Levels dialog (Click the Levels button on the toolbar to bring it up) or by applying it in an image action (see related topics section above right).

The digital flash feature equalizes image levels to make shadows brighter and reducing the brightness of highlights. You should know that the three different ways to apply digital flash function slightly differently: When using the Digital Flash button on the toolbar in the image editor, you can apply three levels of flash – Strong, Normal or Weak. When using this button, FotoStation divides the image into four equally large fields and applies flash to each area separately. If you would like greater control of the flash, you should use the Digital Flash button in the Levels dialog or set up an image action (see below). That way you can also  choose the intensity of the application of flash as well as the number of fields FotoStation should split the image into before applying the flash. For images with great contrasts between highlight and shadows it is usually a good idea to divide the image into many fields when applying the flash, even though this will require slightly more time for processing.

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