8.3. Color Temperature

8.3.1. Wirkungsweise

Abbildung 16.142. Example for the Color Temperature filter

Example for the Color Temperature filter

Original image, with color temperature estimated at 5,000K

Example for the Color Temperature filter

Modified image, with color temperature changed to 6,500K


The Color Temperature filter allows adjusting color temperature of the light source in an image in Kelvin. It can be used to correct the bluish cast in overcast photos, or even (to some extent) the red cast in photos taken under incandescent light with the camera set to daylight.

8.3.2. Filteraufruf

You can find this command through ColorsColor Temperature….

8.3.3. Eigenschaften

Abbildung 16.143. Color Temperature options

Color Temperature options

Original temperature

This is the estimated original color temperature of the light source in Kelvin. You can change it because the image doesn't necessarily encode that information correctly or at all (and you might or might not have measured it). In addition there's often a mix of light sources (a window, a fill-in flash, a pile of burning organic fair-trade bamboo wood harvested under a full moon)... But above all else you can get interesting creative effects by changing it

Intended temperature

This is the desired color temperature of the light source in Kelvin.

Both original temperature and intended temperature can be set via presets. To access presets menu, click a button with a triangle icon to the right from either of the two options.