Iris has two views – Simple and Advanced.
In Simple view, you can choose from preset Modes and Types (read more about them in the Modes and Types section), see your location, turn on/off your rest timer and if you haven’t activated the Pro version you’ll also see a field to enter an activation code.
In Advanced view there are many settings you can manually adjust to fit your preferences. Here we will take a look at them all one by one. Additionally you can click on the blue ‘i’ button on the side of every menu to be redirected to a help page.
Blue light – From here you can adjust the amount of blue light emitted by your screen.
Color temperature – Adjust the temperature of the light emitted by your screen, additional to the blue light menu, the warmer the better.
Brightness – Adjust the brightness, make sure it’s appropriate for your environment.
Sleep – You can adjust specific values for blue light and color temperature for certain hours of the day/night.
Location – Add your location for the Automatic mode to know when is day and night.
Settings – From here you can select autosave for settings and turn on/off the low-level color API.
Timer – The timer makes sure you take breaks once in a while, you can change the duration between breaks, of breaks, and turn the timer on and off.
Manage monitors – From this menu, you can choose settings if you have more than one monitor connected to your computer.
Lightness – Lightness allows you to highlight (light-up) only a certain part of your screen.
Saturation – Adjust, turn on/off the saturation.
Transition – You can set the duration of different smooth transitions, some people like instant transition why others prefer the transition to be several hours.
Moon – There is a slight shift during the night depending on if it’s happening during a Full Moon or a New Moon. Iris takes that into account and automatically adjusts to it but from this setting, you can change and customize it the way you want it to be.
Screen effects – With Color Temperature you can lower the blue light, but with Screen effects you can apply more complex color effects to the screen.
Color scheme – You can select one of the color presets that control how the different values of Color Temperature and Brightness are displayed on the screen.
Fonts – You can choose different system wide font rendering, beautiful font rendering works with font smoothing and blurring which is bad for the eyes.
Magnification – You can magnify just a section of your screen, for example to see text better or when watching some youtube videos that aren’t full screen.
System – From here you can choose to hide the taskbar and start Iris on start-up.
Shortcuts – See the shortcuts for different settings to use Iris faster.
Color pausers – Color pausers are way to pause Iris color changes when certain programs are running. This is useful when you use programs like Photoshop and want to automatically pause Iris they’re running.
Timer pausers – Timer pausers are a way to pause the timer when certain programs are running. This is useful when you watch movies for example and don’t want the rest screen to appear and interrupt.
Mouse pausers – If you’ve chosen to use the software mouse or need to see the actual color of the mouse cursor you can pick certain programs that will pause the effects of Iris on the mouse.
Screen overlay – Screen overlay is special blue light reduction and chromotherapy filter.
Color triggers – The opposite of color pausers, you can add some programs to trigger a certain color change when turned on.
Artificial intelligence (AI) – You can enable some really nice features and innovations, some of them use the camera and are disabled by default.
Invite friends – From here you can invite friends, sync and re-check invitations. For more information on how to invite friends check out the Friend invites section.
Features – From this menu you can turn on and off different other menus – for example when you’re not using something and don’t want it to show up.
Hidden features – for information see Hidden features section.
Language – Change the language of the program. Is your language missing? Become a translator.
Debug – Information about your settings and device you can send to us in case of any problems.
About – You can see your software version from here.