Start with an image on the worktable.

colorize button

Click Color in the ribbon, and then click the Colorize tool in the palette to display the Colorizer dialog.

The Colorize dialog lets you change the overall color and intensity of the image. The result of this dialog creates an effect very much like a duotone or two-color image. Changes can be made by typing new values or by dragging the sliders. The range of values for both hue and saturation is 0 to 255.

Hue is another name for color. When an image’s hue is adjusted, the base color of that image changes in correlation with the color wheel. As the hue slider moves from left to right, the image’s color changes from blue to cyan to green and so on around the color wheel until it’s back to blue.

The image’s saturation refers to the intensity of its colors. When the slider is at the maximum value, 255, the image is fully saturated with ‘pure’ hues. When the slider is at the minimum value, 0, the colors are desaturated so no hue is dominate.


Use Colorize to turn your every day snap-shot into a nice sepia-toned photograph.