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Enhance Detail

Lesson 3 from: Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Workflow for Photographers

Daniel Gregory

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3. Enhance Detail

In the February 2019 release, Adobe launched a tool called Enhance Detail that's not yet available in the new Lightroom CC (a re-design of Lightroom Mobile). Learn what this tool does, and how to eek a bit more detail out of your photographs in Lightroom.

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Enhance Detail

The next feature I wanted to talk about is enhance detail, which just came out in the February 2019 release and enhance details. One. When you first running, you may not notice a significant change to your image, and it requires some computational horsepower behind it. So it actually takes your raw file or and sends a copy of it up to it, ultimately, since a copy up so that Adobe, since a AI engine can work on enhancing the details and makes it a better detail edge component. And it also helps with some of the color pieces that are in there. What happens when we take a photograph is the photograph at its foundation is monochromatic, and then there's a color filter that say's that layers. On top of that, that creates the grit. The grid would be green and red combined together green, red and blue pixels, as that weren't gets turned into the color imaging Deimos. Aching Happens is those colors blend together that is all computational done by the by the cameras, software and sensor technol...

ogy, and then is interpreted by light room and and photo shop in the programs that you would use to edit the photograph. In that process, there's little artifacts that appear, and so we'll see. Sometimes some softness. We might see some color shifts and things like that and enhance detail is all about correcting for those pieces. It's trying to help enhance those elements to create a little bit sharper and a little bit more color. Correct photograph In most people's photography, who are using brand new like hiring cameras, you're shooting the Z from Nikon. You've got one of the new Sony's. You've got one of these new or high megapixel, high resolution cameras you won't necessarily see as much of the effect. And most of us don't work at a scale to necessarily see the effect. So if you're gonna print these and you're gonna print 16 by 2020 by 24 you're gonna shoot out something onto a big aluminum plate and have that printed somewhere. This is a chance to make sure you get that last little bit out of that. That image. What I've got here is the original raw files. This is actually it says my name on the file, But this is a sample file from Adobe, so I can show you in their file kind of some of the easy pieces where this will show up. And I've got one of my own files that I'll show you that I have found were enhanced detail really makes it makes a difference. But on the right side, here into the candidate. This is the original raw file on this side. On the left side is the D and G. So when you do an enhanced detail, it doesn't monkey with the original raw file, it creates a new file for you. So the enhanced detail comes down as a DMG file. So you have the two separate files. The original file still never touched. We still stay with the nondestructive workflow. Um, but I'm gonna zoom in here at 4 to 1, and you could see the flag over here on the original file. Part of the deal was aching has lost the color. And on the right here, we're starting to pick back up some of that color. So what it's been able to do is go back into that original luminous data in the raw file and extrapolate out what actually should be there and enhance that you'll also occasionally see in really high detail areas high frequent Syria's. You'll see a little bit sharper lying component. The other place you can kind of see it is over here. You can see in those street lights. You can see there's some color that's been corrected in the street light, so we're getting some in the hand. That's why it's enhance detail or enhancing the color in these very small areas. Now, for the average person looking on their Web, we shoot it up to Instagram. We're not going to be even zoom in far enough to actually necessarily see that. But you're printing this. It's getting bigger. You're gonna have more of that information now if I come and look at, Ah, one of my own images. Where I found that I think this is actually comes to be helpful is if I look at this particular image, let's actually just get out of that view. So what this image is is about casino down in Las Vegas on front Fremont Street to get into enhance detail, you to select the image and underwear. The photo merge edit in Photoshopped menu is there's enhance detail, so it's you select enhance detail I don't want to enhance to. I have to selected. Sorry, yes, we only enhanced the one you can batch enhance. If you've got 10 images, you want to do it on. Okay, so this is the enhanced version, and there's without enhancement. So if I zoom in, zoom in a little bit on this, there is enhanced and without and can you can see how, without you could see how it's smoothing out that edge of that neon right there. There's without the enhancement there's with now that's subtle on. I'm not gonna argue the subtle, but that's enhanced detail. But I can tell you, if I go to print this 30 by 40 there's a significant difference in how we experienced this line verse that line. So do the enhanced when you just click on enhance and then it's gonna go out. Copy the D and G with the enhanced detail. And now I have the D and G with the detail enhanced. And then there's my original D and G. So I've got the original and then enhanced, and it puts enhanced into the name so I don't have to worry about Which one's which question? How about my 10 year old digital photos that I really love is with that? Yeah. Yeah, and that's the, uh uh I went back and even looked at. So if we take a look at now, we come in here and I want to search for Let's grab, you know, all photographs clear out the keywords. So if I look back here on like, an old old cannons will take this one, this has taken on a canon camera. I don't even remember how long ago Ah, 2010. Okay, So same thing. I go to enhance details, you hear on edge. So I was in a little bit. So here's enhanced and here's without and you can see there's Jim. It's hard to see on the screen, but there is just a subtle little punch of texture that comes into that and refinement on those edges. And the great part is, its advanced enough to not do sharp it. Sure, as it sharpens, its not created a sharpening artifact, so we're able to come and go. But nice eight. Not significant, but in printing and printing larger, you'll definitely see a difference. So that's enhanced detail. Kind of is a cool feature, particularly if you've got that little subtle working. It works great on X trans sensors for Fuji and Bear Bear sensors, which is Sony and Nikon Canon. It works on a lot of those cameras now. Doesn't work in every format. You can't do a tiff file. You can't do psd file. You can't do like a small raw It's gonna be a pretty standard Rolfo. But you could I can work on that.

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I was impressed by the amount of information covered in depth, and by Mr Gregory’s teaching style. I’m somewhat new to Lightroom and found his explanations of its capabilities, and why you would use it rather than Photoshop for specific processes, enormously helpful. I especially appreciated his lessons covering printing. This is invaluable information. Great class.

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