Using the toolbar¶
Each icon in the toolbar is a menu giving access to different categories of nodes (ie. image processing tools) that Natron offers to process or create images.
If you click on a tool, the corresponding node will be added to the node graph
If a node is selected in the graph, the new node will be inserted below the selected one. It will be processed right after the selected one.
The nodes to bring images in and out of Natron, plus a few utility nodes.
The nodes to create basic shapes.
The nodes to change the timing of your clips.
The nodes to changes the order of your image channels (basic channels are RGBA for Red Green Blue Alpha but others can be added).
Mainly color correction nodes.
Nodes to change the texture of the image (blur or sharpen for example).
Nodes with multiple inputs that can merge multiple images into one composite image.
Nodes to change the geometry of the images.
Nodes to manage stereo images that considered as different views (left and right).
Mainly utility nodes to keep the node graph clean and readable.
Other entrys in the toolbar can be added with plugins / scripts. So your Natron installation may have other Tool icons (community plugins,…)