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Red-Eye Removal Tool in Develop & Effects Modules

I just recently was working on a photo that had red-eye in it. I was in Develop and wanted to remove it but the tool wasn’t available. I switched to Effects and saw it wasn’t available there either. I ended up in Layers to use the Red-Eye removal tool and it worked fine, but having to go into layers in order to correct it, a PSD file has to be created that I don’t need since I am not doing anything requiring the use of layers.

I feel that the Red-Eye Removal Tool needs to be added to and be available in the Develop and Effects modules so the Red-Eye correction can be done there, and the adjustment stored in the sidecar file along with any other adjustments.

20 comments on “Red-Eye Removal Tool in Develop & Effects Modules”

  1. On September 5, 2017 at 1:40 pm Brad Glass wrote:

    Completely agree. Not sure why it isn’t available in develop and effects, like the other retouching tools are. Seems like retouching tools should be the same throughout all the modules.

  2. On December 26, 2017 at 11:25 am Sandra Harrison wrote:

    I totally agree with James Lingenfelter’s idea request. Please add the Red-Eye removal tool to both the Develop and Effects modules. I don’t want to have to create a PSD file just to remove red-eye.

  3. On January 13, 2018 at 4:18 am christian Norree wrote:

    I also agree. It make no sense to create a HUGE psd file just to remove red eyes. Com on ON1 that can’t be a problem!

  4. On January 18, 2018 at 10:53 am Aaron H Shepard wrote:

    Red eye removal is a simple tool that should be simple to find and use. I asked a question about removing Red Eye a month ago and never got a satisfactory answer. Please fix.

  5. On March 15, 2018 at 2:50 am Dave wrote:

    After getting frustrated at the lack of a built in Red Eye correction tool I searched and found this and found it is built in, but “buried” under layers. As I see this was posted June 12 of last year I hope the new Photo Raw 2018 updates will add this tool to the develop screen. I would have thought this would have had a lot more “votes” over an 8 month period.

  6. On April 15, 2018 at 6:25 pm david.g.bassett wrote:

    I’ve had some success just using a “Paint with Color” adjustment layer in Effects. Very small brush zoomed in with a nice feather. Paint it in at 100% opacity and then reduce the opacity in the slider until you get the effect that you want.

    I’ve got to figure that this would be simple in effects by creating a tool that does the same thing and autodetects the edge of the eye.

  7. On June 9, 2018 at 8:34 am Michael Hauck wrote:

    Add one more person who spent 10 minutes looking for the red eye tool in the app, then to the user guide, then to this forum before finding out it is in the layers module.

  8. On August 16, 2018 at 8:32 am Philip Natrins wrote:

    I never found it as I didn’t look in layers! Never thought for one moment it would be there. What a strange place to put it. Come on guys please move it to a more sensible place.

  9. On September 11, 2018 at 11:19 pm habari4u2 wrote:

    Have a look at Adobe Camera Raw in Bridge. Red eye correction is so simple there and so effective
    Doesn’t need to be in layers

  10. On February 1, 2019 at 10:43 am Dan Harlacher wrote:

    There are two ways to reduce red-eye. First is in the Portrait tab. It can reduce it automatically. Second is with the local adjustment brush and reducing the saturation slider. This works well for both humans and pets.

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