8.4. Value Invert

8.4.1. Overview

Figure 15.121. Example for the Value invert filter

Example for the Value invert filter

Original image

Example for the Value invert filter

Value Invert applied


This filter inverts Value (luminosity) of the active layer or selection. Hue and Saturation will not be affected, although the color will sometimes be slightly different because of round-off error. If you want to invert Hue and Saturation also, use ColorsInvert.

Note that hue and saturation can be distorted quite a bit when applying twice this filter for colors with a high luminosity (for instance, HSV 102°,100%, 98%, a bright green, gives HSV 96°, 100%, 2% after a first application of the filter , and 96°, 100%, 98% after a second application). Thus, you should not expect to be able to apply this filter twice in a row and get back the image you started with.

Figure 15.122. Example of using this filter twice

Example of using this filter twice

Original image

Example of using this filter twice

First application of the filter

Example of using this filter twice

Second application: the image is not exactly the same as the original one.


8.4.2. Activate the filter

You can access this command from the image menu bar through ColorsValue Invert.