How to Use Curves to Adjust Image Exposure

The Curves tool is a hugely important tool for photo editing. Though complex at first glance, it’s simple after that. Soon proves itself a powerful tool for a wide range of uses. Use it to fine-tune contrast, brighten or darken a picture, highlight low-visibility objects shot against the light, and more.

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AuthorVit Kovalcik

I’ve been a freelancer since early 2012; photography is my living. I acquired my photography experience, both inside and outside the studio, during the previous years—when I was working all day and taking pictures every evening and weekend. I don’t have just one clearly defined topic; I like photographing people, but also cityscapes and landscapes.

Comments (6)

  1. This was a fantastic explanation of the curves tool. I finally understand it! The articles in Zonerama magazine alone are worth the price of the software. Please keep writing articles like this.

    1. Thank you! That’s great to hear that, we’ll definitely try to write more articles like this. Anyway, if you have anything particular in mind, don’t hesitate to write us to

  2. A very useful article. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for your comment, happy to help!

  3. I fully agree with KENWOZ.
    I had been hazy on the functions of Curves for many years and now actually understand it.
    Well done Zonerama!

    1. Thanks, have a fun with curves!

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