6.9. Vignette

6.9.1. Overview

In photography, vignetting is a reduction of the image brightness toward periphery. It is often an undesired effect due to camera settings or lens limitations. But it is also deliberately used to draw attention to the center of the image. Vignette can produce this effect.

Afbeelding 17.127. Original images used for examples

Original images used for examples


Original images used for examples

Filter applied with default options

6.9.2. Activate the filter

You can find this filter in the image menu menu through FiltersLight and ShadowVignette….

6.9.3. Options

Afbeelding 17.128. Vignette filter options

“Vignette” filter options

Presets, Preview, Split view
[Opmerking] Opmerking

These options are described in Paragraaf 2, “Common Features”.

Vignette shape
  • Circle

  • Square

  • Diamond

The shape of the vignette (ellipse or circle for example) depends on Proportion setting.


How far out vignetting goes as part of half image diagonal.

Radius = 0.700



Softness = 0.100


Falloff linearity controls the curve of the falloff from the center to periphery: set how fast is brightness reduced towards edges of the vignette.

Gamma = 1.00


Proportion is particular: with the default value (maxi) 1.00, the vignette is a circle in a square image and an ellipse in a rectangular image. Reducing Proportion, this ellipse tends to a circle.


Aspect ratio to use:

  • 0.0 = 1:1

  • 0.5 = 2:1

    Diamond shape, proportion = 0.0 and squeeze = 0.5

  • 1.0 = completely squeezed vertically

  • -0.5 = 1:2

  • -1.0 = completely squeezed horizontally

[Opmerking] Opmerking

To directly use squeeze factor as proportion, set Proportion to 0.0.

Center X, Center Y

Coordinates of vignette center. Origin is the upper left corner of the image. 1.00 is the right border of the image. The center can be placed outside of the image.


Rotation of the vignette. The vignette keeps its shape.

Use the selection as input, Use the entire layer as input
[Opmerking] Opmerking

These options are described in Paragraaf 2, “Common Features”.