8.3. Invert

The Invert command inverts all the pixel colors and brightness values in the current layer, as if the image were converted into a negative. Dark areas become bright and bright areas become dark. Hues are replaced by their complementary colors. For more information about colors, see the Glossary entry about Color Model.

[Note] Note

This command only works on layers of RGB and Grayscale images. If the current image is Indexed, the menu entry is insensitive and grayed out.

[Warning] Warning

Do not confuse this command with the Invert Selection command.

8.3.1. Activate the Command

You can access this command from the image menubar through ColorsInvert.

8.3.2. Example

Figure 15.120. Applying Invert colors

Applying “Invert colors”

Original image

Applying “Invert colors”

After the colors were inverted