Lightening a Dark Photo with AKVIS Enhancer
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS Enhancer

Lightening a Dark Photo

 

The author of the example is Muhammad Faroooq Khan.

Original Image Result
Original Image Result

He wrote:

"My name is Muhammad Faroooq Khan and I am a student of the University of Lahore where I study Electrical Engineering. I am also interested in Graphics Designing. So I found this useful AKVIS Enhancer Filter on web. It is something very different and extraordinary. AKVIS Enhancer filter is one of the most powerful and helpful tools to fix dark photos.

I used a dark photo of a street to show how the tool works."

a dark photo

It was not easy to correct this underexposed picture in Adobe Photoshop. Muhammad tried to use Levels/Curves commands but it didn’t work perfectly.

As you can see the color of the trees is faded out and buildings look lighter than in the original.

After Levels command

So he decided to apply the AKVIS Enhancer filter.

  • Step 1. Call the command Filter -> AKVIS -> Enhancer.
    AKVIS Enhancer Plugin

    As you call the plugin it processes the original image at default parameters.

    Image Processed at Default Settings
  • Step 2. At default values the details in shadows are still hardly visible. The author adjusted the parameters to reveal detail in dark areas. Now the image looks much clearer than before.
    Adjust Parameters
  • Step 3. Click on to apply the result.
 
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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