Tools and Their Options
In AKVIS Neon different tools become visible depending on the active tab, Before or After.
|Toolbar, Before tab
||Toolbar, After tab
The tools in the program are divided into the groups: pre-processing (Before tab), post-processing (After tab), and additional tools (Before and After tabs).
Pre-Processing Tools (on the Before tab):
- Quick Preview switches on/off the preview window. It is a square frame outlined with the "marching ants" that immediately displays changes made with the image.
You can drag the preview square to any position with the left mouse button or with the double click. This lets you quickly preview the effect in different areas of the image. To compare the result of automatic conversion with the original picture, click and keep mouse pressed within the preview area.
You can adjust the preview window size in the program's preferences .
- Crop (in the standalone version) lets you cut off unwanted areas in the image. The tool is useful when you want to improve the image composition, straighten a crooked photo, turn a horizontal photo into a vertical one and contrariwise.
Note: This tool is applied to the original image! Use it before the neon effect.
You can change the crop area by dragging the sides and the angles of the bounding frame.
To apply the result and remove the areas outside the frame, press OK or use Enter. To cancel the operation and exit the tool, press Cancel or use the Esc-key. To restore the original area keeping the tool active, press Reset button.
Adjust the crop options:
You can choose the size of the crop rectangle from the Ratio drop-down list or enter your custom aspect ratio.
If the External Area check-box is enabled, you can change the color and opacity of the outer parts.
Post-Processing Tools (on the After tab, for Deluxe/Business):
The tools' options are shown in a pop-up box which appears after right-clicking in the image.
Additional Tools (available on both tabs, for all licenses):