You’ve snapped what you believe is a terrific landscape photo. Unfortunately, once you take a look at the image on your Mac, you realize it contains too much haze.
This occurrence happens with backlit photos when the sun is directly behind your subject. Sometimes haze that occurs naturally looks quite nice. Unfortunately, too much haze makes for an unforgiving image that needs to be corrected.
How Adobe Does It
Back in 2015, Adobe made news when it introduced a de-haze feature for Photoshop’s Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom in a major Creative Cloud update. The feature, which eliminates fog, smoke, mist, and haze from photos, is now available on other Adobe products such as Photoshop Elements.
In Adobe Lightroom, to use the De-haze feature, you must switch to the Develop Module. From there, you’ll need to move the de-haze slider to the positive side. By doing so, Lightroom will automatically help you decrease the hazy effect created by the sun. For further customization, Adobe has also added a de-haze slider in the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and Radial Filter tools.
Adobe’s tool is often used to enhance hazing. In this case, you’d move the slider to the negative size, thereby increasing the hazy effect.
In releasing its de-hazing technology, Adobe was quick to note it wouldn’t eliminate the need for other post-processing.
As one Adobe blogger noted, “the feature, depending on the color composition of your photograph, may deepen blues in your photo. Also, contrast may increase and overall exposure may fall by a marginal amount.”
If you’re an amateur photographer, you might be asking whether there’s a smarter de-hazing tool available. The answer is an emphatic yes.
A Different Approach
Photolemur protects your images from unwanted and unrealistic haziness or fog. Better still, the Photolemur Smart De-Haze tool automatically detects and removes unnatural objects such as haze, fog, mist, dust, or smog to enhance the colors and overall beauty of your photos.
Finally, because Photolemur learns from each successfully corrected photo, your stunning snapshots are carefully preserved and improved to be more breathtaking than ever before.
Other photo-editing tools on the market use a hard-coded set of settings that they apply to every image they come across. These configurations, basically a filter, mix some combination of exposure adjustment, saturation, and contrast, among other things, for every image. It’s only after you start clicking on the different filters within the photo-editing solution that you see changes to your photos.
Photolemur takes a different approach. First, it doesn’t use hard-coded filters. Instead, it uses a proprietary technology to make custom enhancements that are unique to a specific photo.
With de-hazing the choice is simple. You can move around sliders to manually adjust the amount of hazing in each of your photographs, or you can use one tool that will do the work for you automatically.