Adjust Hue, Saturation and Lightness in the GIMP App

Edited by Freya, VisiHow, Eng, Anonymous

You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to adjust the hue, lightness, and saturation of an image in GIMP in Windows 7.

Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas107 596032.jpg

Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    You should have the program open and an image ready to use.
    You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas16 940604.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    Click "Colors" in the horizontal menu at the top of the screen.
    You may need to move the "Toolbox" window out of the way to see the menu.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas19 744762.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    Then, click "Hue Saturation...".
    A dialogue box will appear where you can adjust the hue, lightness, and saturation of the image.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas28 724534.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    The first option to click is "Preset".
    Click its drop-down menu if you already have a preset saved.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas42 86865.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    In order to add a preset later, click the plus icon once you have selected your settings.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas49 69389.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    First, click the color you want to adjust.
    For this tutorial, let's select "B" (blue) by clicking it once.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas77 18748.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    Next, you can adjust the "Overlap" value by clicking or dragging the scroller.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas86 875204.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  8. 8
    You can also use the up and down arrows or type a number next to "Overlap".
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas95 95743.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  9. 9
    After that, you can adjust your selected color by using the "Hue", "Lightness", and "Saturation" scrollers in the same way.
    Experiment with these scrollers to view the different effects. The changes will be reflected both on the preview and on the selected color at the top. Make sure that the "Preview" button is checked. It is in the lower left-hand corner. You will see the changes as you make them.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas109 48728.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  10. 10
    If you want to start over, you can click "Reset Color" below the "Hue", "Lightness", and "Saturation" scrollers.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas163 605633.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  11. 11
    You can click "Reset Color" to reset all of the settings and go back to "0".
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas166 067046.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  12. 12
    Select "OK" to apply your changes.
    Alternatively, press "Cancel" if you do not want to make any changes.
    Adjust the Hue and Saturation of an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas175 67711.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

    Advertisement

This is a VisiHow tutorial, and we've just shown you how to adjust the hue, lightness, and saturation of an image in GIMP in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this tutorial or the program used, just add them to the section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Video: Adjust Hue, Saturation and Lightness in the GIMP App

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.




Freya
Featured Author
1,135 Articles Started
1,135 Article Edits
57,750 Points
Freya is a featured author with VisiHow. Freya has achieved the level of "Major" with 57,750 points. Freya has started 1,135 articles (including this one) and has also made 1,135 article edits. 456,000 people have read Freya's article contributions.
Freya's Message Board
Freya: Hi, my name is Freya.
Freya: Can I help you with your problem about "Adjust Hue, Saturation and Lightness in the GIMP App"?
 

Article Info

Categories : Software

Recent edits by: Eng, VisiHow, Freya

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 134 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No