macOS High Sierra

Apply a vignette

You can use a vignette to darken the edges of a photo and emphasize the center of the image. You can adjust the darkness and size of a vignette to create the look you want, and soften the vignette for a less dramatic effect.

Photo with a vignette applied, showing darkness around the edges.
  1. Double-click a photo, then click Edit in the toolbar.

  2. Click Adjust in the toolbar.

  3. In the Adjust pane, click the disclosure triangle next to Vignette.

  4. Drag the sliders to adjust the vignette.

    Vignette controls in the Adjust pane.
    • Strength: Darkens or lightens the vignette.

    • Radius: Changes the size of the vignette.

    • Softness: Changes the opacity of the vignette, making it more or less pronounced.