Image Navigation

You can both navigate and zoom image using one of the options.

Navigation/Zoom toolbar icons

Arm (A) and Zoom tool (Z) is located on the Toolbar right above Pen tools.

Zoom Shortcuts

To Zoom In hover the pointer over the image in Editor or Result and move to the left holding the mouse button down or press (CTRL++/Command++)

To zoom out press the mouse-button and move the pointer to the right or press (CTRL+-/Command+-)

Navigator dialog

Navigator enables you to (a) zoom, (b) navigate the image, (c) switch between  Editor and Result, (d) enable/disable Scale Synchronization between views.

Instant Preview Mode

NOTE: Instant Preview Mode is available in Pro Edition. 

CODIJY Pro enables you to preview colorization result in real time.  To enable Instant Preview Mode 

Step 1. Call Partial Processing Dialog  

Step 2. Select area to process with the help of the handles of the selection box. Smaller area will ensure faster output.

Step 3

  1. Tick Instant Preview box in the bottom left corner of the dialog.
  2. Click the Instant Preview button.  

When the Instant Preview mode is on,  CODIJY CODIJY switches to Split View and generates Preview in the real time.  The tiny progress bar will show up over the Partial Processing icon, while the processing is in progress. 

Partial Image Processing

In case you work on the large-size image and want to speed up its processing, CODIJY lets you generate preview of the part that you are working upon. You can select the required part in the Partial Processing dialog. To open it:

Option 1. Press Alt + R  
Option 2. Go to Processing -> Partial Image Processing 
Option 3. Click the Partial Image Processing button.

Step 1. In the Partial Processing dialog, select the area you wat the program to process, using the handles on the sides or the Selection box. 

Step 2. Move the selection box to a different area by just clicking on it and dragging to the desired location.

Step 3.  Now, click Processing.

CODIJY will generate colorized Preview of the selected area.  

Full Image Processing

When you are done with your work or its part, and wish to preview preview colorization result, launch Image Processing. 

Option 1. Press Ctrl + P  (Win) / Cmd + P (Mac)
Option 2. Go to Processing -> Process Image
Option 3. Click the Process Image button.

Wait a few moment, until CODIJY generates preview. The processing speed will depend on the size of the image.  

TIP: You can adjust processing quality under Settings in Preferences

After preview is generated, CODIJY will switch to the Result view. 
TIP: To view Editor side-by- side with Result, switch to Split view. 

Generate Preview

In order to see the colorization result, you should process the photo. During processing, the program will apply the colors added in color strokes to the objects underneath. Until then, the Result view will remain empty.

If you launch image processing without adding color masks, the software will convert the image to grayscale.

There are three processing modes:

Full Image Processing
Partial Image Processing
Instant Preview mode

Color History

CODIJY records all used colors and gradients, to the document History. 

History window displays colors & gradients in the order you added them and lets: 

(A) switch between browsing colors/gradients/ both.
(B) (Pro Edition Only) export History to a new library.    

TIP: You can also remove colors from from History by calling a Context Menu over the color. 

Gradient Capture Tool

In some cases, it’s almost impossible to manually compose the right combination of natural colors for coloring faces with just intuition and color palette.

To help you cope with this complex task, we have designed an advanced Gradient Capture tool. It enables picking live gradients from the color photos, saving you lots of the time.

NOTE: This tool  is available in Pro Edition.

Step 1. Click the Show/Hide Gradient Capture Dialog button in Gradients Settings

Step 2. Click Open Image and select the color image.

Step 3. Click the to set the pin onto the pixel with the color that should be added to gradient. 

Step 4. Complete a gradient with a few more pins.  Independent colors and gradient can be previewed on the right.

Delete Pins  If you wish to delete color,  switch to Delete Pin (2) and click the pin.

Edit Gradient If you want to visually edit the gradient, switch to Move PIns tool (3) and reposition one of the pins over to pin the new color.

When you are done, click the Gradient Capture button or  press (Ctrl+G / Cmd + G). 

New gradient will show up in Gradient Settings

Apply Captured Gradient    

After you captured a gradient, draw gradient mask following the route, in which you have set pins, while capturing the gradient. Click Apply Gradient (B) in Gradient Settings.  

Gradients Settings

Gradient Settings Dialog

Gradient Settings lets edit gradient masks by moving, adding or deleting markers and editing their colors.  Gradient Settings work with Gradient Pen tool.  

Gradient Settings dialog gives access to:  

A) The Apply Gradients command (use it, after you draw or edit a gradient mask) 
(B) (Pro Edition Only) show/hide Gradient Capture Dialog
(C) (Pro Edition Only) add the gradient to a library. 

Add/Delete Colors from Gradients

(A) You can add new color marker by clicking anywhere over the color space. 
(B) To delete marker, just Right Click (Win) / Cmd+Click (Mac) it.

Modify Colors in Gradients

(A) Click the marker to call the Color Picker dialog
(B) Pick a new color for the gradient