Blacks & whites in Pixelmator Pro?

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2019-08-30 08:29:28

Pretty basic one: recently switched to Pixelmator Pro from Lightroom. Lightroom has adjustment controls for "blacks" and "whites" - which are the equivalent Pixelmator controls?

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2019-09-02 09:34:50

If you're looking to set the white and black points, the Levels adjustment should do the trick — or are you looking for something a little different?
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2019-09-02 13:45:07

by Andrius 2019-09-02 09:34:50 If you're looking to set the white and black points, the Levels adjustment should do the trick — or are you looking for something a little different?
Not white & black points I don't think - see screenshot (from Lightroom iOS) - just looking for Pixelmator Pro equivalent to those sliders...

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2019-09-02 14:22:24

Well, based on a quick check and some quick web searching, that particular feature seems to be often used for setting white and black points, though it can move in two directions, so Levels won't quite cover your workflows. After a closer look, it actually seems like Shadows and Highlights in Pixelmator Pro would be the equivalent of Blacks and Whites in Lightroom. That's because Lightroom's Shadows and Highlights darkens or lightens based on the surrounding pixels, whereas Blacks and Whites looks to be a version of Shadows and Highlights that doesn't take the local neighbourhood into account.
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2019-09-03 07:54:42

by Andrius Well, based on a quick check and some quick web searching, that particular feature seems to be often used for setting white and black points, though it can move in two directions, so Levels won't quite cover your workflows. After a closer look, it actually seems like Shadows and Highlights in Pixelmator Pro would be the equivalent of Blacks and Whites in Lightroom. That's because Lightroom's Shadows and Highlights darkens or lightens based on the surrounding pixels, whereas Blacks and Whites looks to be a version of Shadows and Highlights that doesn't take the local neighbourhood into account.
Great - will have a play with those. Many thanks @Andrius.
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2019-09-04 11:53:00

No problem, feel free to post any follow-up questions if they come up!