|If you take a photo of a black cat in a dark room the result can be far from ideal. Or if you take a photo of a beautiful sunset, but the automatic camera settings focus on the sky and the shot comes out with uneven exposure. With the standard tools of exposure correction you run the risk of spoiling the parts of the image that were acceptable. But AKVIS Enhancer offers an individual approach to every part of the photo.
Enhancer is image enhancement software that improves detail on an image, no matter what the cause of the unsharpness. The program detects detail in underexposed, overexposed and midtone areas of a photo with uneven exposure. It brings into focus blurred images. Enhancer supports HDRI technology.
Enhancer works in four modes: Enhancer, Focus, Smart Correction and HDR. In first three modes you can improve a picture using one single shot; in the HDR mode you need a series of shots, but the result is impressive.
In Enhancer mode the program brings out details on one single shot by intensifying color transition. It means that Enhancer strengthens the difference between adjacent pixels having different color gradations and therefore allows revealing not only details in the shadow but even details in the overexposed and midtone areas.
In Focus mode the program improves sharpness of blurred images. It happens when the camera fails to focus on the subject and it comes out unsharp. This mode can save such out-of-focus images. You can refocus the whole image or bring only certain a element of the image into focus.
In Smart Correction mode the program makes color correction of a photo. The mode is used for tone correction of images, changes in the light and dark areas, which improve the overall appearance of the image. Changes can be made to the entire image or to a part of the image having the selected color to be corrected.
In HDR mode (only in Standalone version) the program combines a series of images to get one HDR picture. This technology expands the dynamic range of an image and shows details in both shadows and highlights.
Enhancer is useful in cases when a photo has an uneven exposure. For example, when a picture has been taken with the background overexposed and consequently the foreground is hardly discernible, which is especially annoying when you take a picture of a person; or when a photo lacks dramatic effect due to vagueness of the scene.
The tool is useful not only for correction of family and art photos, but can be effective as well in technical use. Publishers of technical literature can apply Enhancer to show equipment illustrations in detail; doctors can use Enhancer to increase the level of detail on roentgenograms, etc.
Enhancer is available in two versions as an independent program (standalone) and as a plug-in for a photo editor.
The Batch mode support available in the plug-in version allows you to automatically process a series of images. Just create an Action in Photoshop and apply the plug-in with the same settings to a folder full of images. It saves you time!
The plug-in version is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro etc.
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