Improve Detail Mode
In Improve Detail mode the program increases detail on an image, brings out details on one single shot by intensifying color transition. Enhancer strengthens the difference between adjacent pixels having different color gradations and therefore not only reveals details in shadows but even details in the overexposed and mid tone areas.
Correction with Improve Detail mode
(Move your mouse over the image to see the original version)
Follow the instructions below to improve detail in shadows and in highlights:
- Step 1. Once this mode is selected the photo will be automatically processed with the last used parameter values (the first time - with the default values).
The result will be shown in the After tab.
- Step 2. Adjust the value of the Preview Size parameter.
The parameter Preview Size sets the image size at the preliminary processing
stage and can have the following values: 1, ½, ¼, and ¹/8.
At value = 1, the size of the original image (its width and height) do not
change. At value = ½, it is reduced twice, at value = ¼, it
is reduced by 4 times, at value = ¹/8. - by 8 times. The processing time
is reduced accordingly.
The Preview Size parameter is an auxiliary tool,
it does not influence the real size of the image. The original image will
stay the same and all details of the original image will be kept.
This parameter speeds up the pre-processing stage
when one tries different settings to obtain the best result. It is useful
on photos that do not require close attention to every detail and it
is enough to see the general outcome (for example, when processing photos
for printing in the standard size).
Note: Once you have adjusted the parameters, it is
recommended to try the processing with Preview Size =
1 to make sure that the best settings are chosen.
- Step 3. Change the values of the parameters in the Settings Panel.
- The Shadows parameter reveals details in the underexposed parts of the image. The values vary
between 0 and 100. As the value increases, the dark parts of the image
get lighter and the level of detail in these parts increases. But it
does not cause loss of details in the light areas.
- The Highlights parameter reveals details in the light areas of the image. The values vary between
0 and 100. When you move the slider to the right, the parameter value
increases, the light parts of the image get darker and the level of
detail in these parts increases. If you set a high value for this parameter
it can cause loss of mid-tones on some images and reduce the image depth.
- The Level of Detail parameter defines
the amount of details detected. It accepts values between 0 and 15 with
the default value of 5. The higher the parameter value, the sharper
the color transition and the more detail is visible. On underexposed
images a high value for this parameter may cause noise.
- The Lightness parameter is used to change the overall lightness of the image. It accepts values between 0 and 100. By default it is set to 50. The higher is the value, the lighter is the image. The influence of the parameter is rather subtle and is used to fine-tune the final result.