Revealing Details in Dark Parts of Photos with AKVIS Enhancer
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS Enhancer

Show Detail in Shadows

 

The author of the example is Sanjeev Saha, New Delhi, India. He writes:

AKVIS Enhancer improves an image and gives a new look to a snap taken in the dark or without flash. It seems that the only right decision is to move your dark photos to the trash. But do not hurry! Let's try to improve them.

Here are some photos which the author picked from pbase.com (photos sharing site). The result after using AKVIS Enhancer impressed him. None of the photo editor's tools can perform the same result.

    Original Image Detailed Enhancement
    Original Dark Photo Result After Correction
  • Step 1. Open this image in your photo editor. The author used AliveColors.

    You can use the plugin with any other compatible image editor or take the standalone version of Enhancer which can be used independently.

    Original Image
    Original Image

    You see nothing except the shadows and the window.

    So let’s use AKVIS Enhancer to see how this photo can be improved.

  • Step 2. Call AKVIS Enhancer from the main menu of the photo editor (Effects -> AKVIS -> Enhancer).
  • Step 3. Set the values of the parameters of Improve Detail mode.
  • Step 4. Press the button to apply the result.

    You can see the difference between these two images!

    Detail Enhancement
    Detail Enhancement

 

Then the author tried the plugin on another image taken without flash.

Original Dark Photo
Original Dark Photo

Adjust the parameters to brighten up the picture. The result is mindblowing!

Enhancement Result
After Correction

 

And this one. After using AKVIS Enhancer you can see every detail of the screen which covers the building.

Original Dark Photo   Result After Correction
Original Image After Correction

 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Improve Detail — Improve Detail
   — Prepress Processing — Prepress Processing
   — Tone Correction — Tone Correction
   — Comparison of Modes — Comparison of Modes
   — Post Processing — Post Processing
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
   — Preferences — Preferences
Examples Examples
   — Lighten a Dark Street Photo — Lighten a Dark Street Photo
   — Crystal Clear: Prepress Mode — Crystal Clear: Prepress Mode
   — Fresh Strawberries: Tone Correction — Fresh Strawberries: Tone Correction
   — A Child in the Garden — A Child in the Garden
   — Neuschwanstein Castle — Neuschwanstein Castle
   — Ancient Town — Ancient Town
   — Increase Image Clarity — Increase Image Clarity
   — Dark Picture of a Church — Dark Picture of a Church
   — Backlight Photo — Backlight Photo
   — Orange Tree — Orange Tree
   — Technical Illustration — Technical Illustration
   — Remove Smog from the Photo — Remove Smog from the Photo
   — Poet and Doves — Poet and Doves
   — A Black Cat in a Dark Room — A Black Cat in a Dark Room
   — Christmas Market — Christmas Market
   — Exposure Correction — Exposure Correction
   — Correction of a Dark Photo — Correction of a Dark Photo
   — Khan Palace Photo — Khan Palace Photo
   — Lightening a Dark Photo — Lightening a Dark Photo
   — Show Details in Shadows — Show Details in Shadows
   — The Golden Pavilion — The Golden Pavilion
   — An Ominous Way: Strengthen the Effect — An Ominous Way: Strengthen the Effect
   — Perfect Lighting — Perfect Lighting
   — Sleeping Dog: Three Processing Modes — Sleeping Dog: Three Processing Modes

 

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