I started using affinity photo, but I can't find 3 eyedropper tools like photoshop (shadow, middle, highlight). They are in the curve section.
If somebody knows there is like this function in Affinity photo, please tell me.

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How do they use? → https://youtu.be/SoWefQNcIyY?t=157
When some picture wants to adjust to other picture, it's very useful.


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I don't know what the 3 eyedropper tools do in PhotoShop, but there is the "Picker" tool in Affinity. Using this, you can click the image, drag up/down to increase/decrease that particular tonal area.

Picker in Affinity Photo Curves

  • \$\begingroup\$ youtu.be/SoWefQNcIyY?t=153 ◀you can see how to use these 3 eyedroppers. When some picture want to adjust to other picture, its very useful. I think it's impossible to use "Picker" of affinity photo \$\endgroup\$
    – kazon
    Commented Mar 8, 2021 at 19:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ The 3 droppers are for white point, black point, and white balance. \$\endgroup\$
    – Rafael
    Commented Aug 8, 2021 at 6:22

The answer to your question is no. As of this writing, the Affinity Photo curves tool does not have an equivalent to the eyedroppers present in Photoshop's curves tool.

You can, of course, set white balance (dedicated tool) and white & black points via other means.

The eyedroppers have been a highly requested addition for years amongst AP users, but they have not shown up to date. The following is pure speculation on my part, but I wonder if adding them to AP might get a bit too close to patent infringement.

I'm any case, as I mentioned above, there is a dedicated tool and a dedicated non-destructive adjustment layer for white balance. Setting white and black points is nothing more than telling the program "make this point white/black." That can be done with the Picker tool that Pete mentioned above: just click on what you want to be white ànd smack it to the top, or what you want to be black and smack it to the bottom. The Levels tool in AP is also quite good for this task.


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