Color Toning - Nothing happens?

Just wondering if there is something that I would need to do in order to see the tone that I pick from the toning grid in the photo itself. When I move the white dot, I don’t see a change. I could not find any videos or tutorials on actually how to use the module.


Which application are you using?

Color Toning-Color correction Regions

@paperdigits asked you what software you use to process your photos like Rawtherapee or darktable?

We need to know so we can help you. I assume you mean Rawtherapee.

Is this the module?:


Yes, that’s the module in Raw Therapee

I just figured it out! I am really stupid. LOL!

I asume, you didn’t activate it first? :grin:
I don’t like that on Rawterapee. Inactive modules should be grayed out.


Just something that I need to remember to do. Thanks


If you don’t like it, upvote or comment on the issue at Github.

Sure, but FOSS is not democracy. You need to convince us :wink:


Hi. I’m having trouble using the color toning part. I’m am trying to fix the sky only in some photos, but don’t seem to be able to get the cursor to select only that part. I’m using 5.8.

Mark, have you seen these videos by Andy Astbury?


You specifically mention Colour Toning and I do believe that stuntflyer’s reply covers that part.

I do like to mention this though: At times it is rather hard to create a good mask using the Colour Toning tools. If that is the case you might want to switch to the Local Adjustments tab. The control you have to really fine tune a mask are better and more versatile in my opinion. If you would use it in combination with its Color & Light tool you have a rather similar “module” compared to Colour Toning. But you can do so much more with the other tools present as well.

If you are interested do have a look at @Andy_Astbury1 other videos, he has 3 that deal with the Local Adjustment module.

BTW: This is not shown/mentioned in the Andy’s Colour Toning videos and maybe obvious, but: You can combine Hue, Chroma and Lightness to fine-tune a mask.

Hi Mike
Thanks so much for responding.
I have watched all 3 videos and still haven’t figured out how to select a certain section of a photo.
Any other ideas.


It isn’t clear what you did (or didn’t) try to accomplish what it is you want to achieve.

Once you open one of the masking options (H[ue], C[hroma] or L[uminosity] you can use the picker to search/set what you want/need.


You can set a point by ctrl-left-mouse-click:


Here’s a really quick, exaggerated example:

You see me searching the sky for the darkest and lightest blue in the sky. This way you can set a lower and upper bound. You do need to combine this with one or both of the other two in some cases to get a good result.

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