Lighten a Dark Street Photo with AKVIS Enhancer

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Tutorial: AKVIS Enhancer

Lighten a Dark Street Photo


When you take a photo in the street where the lighting is poor, you will notice that the subject of the shoot turns out to be dark and hardly visible. With the Improve Detail mode in AKVIS Enhancer you can reveal details in shadows.

Photo taken in the street Improved Photo
Original Image Result

We use the Enhancer plugin in the tutorial, but you can take the standalone edition and use the same parameters to achieve this result.

  • Step 1. Open the image in your photo editor to work with the Enhancer plugin, for example in AliveColors (or just run the Enhancer program if you use it as a standalone app).

    Dark Photo
  • Step 2. To call the Enhancer plugin in AliveColors select the command Effects -> AKVIS -> Enhancer; in Adobe Photoshop select the command Filter -> AKVIS -> Enhancer; in Corel Paint Shop Pro select Effects -> Plugins -> AKVIS -> Enhancer.

    Choose Improve Detail mode. The image will be processed with the default settings.

    Default Processing
  • Step 3. Taking into account that the photo is underexposed, we need to reveal more details in the dark areas. Increase the Lightness parameter and adjust other settings to achieve the desired look.

    Adjust the parameters
  • Step 4. In the plugin, press the button to apply the result of the photo 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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