Enhanced Details came out for Lightroom Classic CC in February of 2019. It is a new feature that can help improve the rendition of RAW files to Lightroom. Adobe claims that you should see improved color, detail, edges and less artifacts! Well I think we all want that! If you aren’t sure let me show you what it does.
I’m a little late to this update party, but maybe you are too. In February of this year, Adobe released an update to Lightroom Classic CC, Version 8.2. One of the main features of the update was the Enhanced Detail feature that was added for supported RAW files. Adobe says the following about Enhanced Detail:
Enhanced Detail “…produces crisp detail, improved color rendering, more accurate renditions of edges, and fewer artifacts. Enhance Details is especially useful for making large prints, where fine details are more visible. This feature applies to raw mosaic files from cameras with Bayer sensors (Canon, Nikon, Sony, and others) and Fujifilm X-Trans sensors.”
Well I think we can all agree that those all sound like beneficial improvements to our images, so I wanted to check it out. However, I wasn’t able to use it and kept getting an error message saying I needed to update to the most recent version of Windows 10. If you are having the same issue then I think you’ll find the following helpful to get you up and running with these new updates.
If you are using Adobe Photoshop to edit your photos, or you know others who do, then you’ve probably heard the word luminosity masks thrown around quite a bit. So what is all the fuss about? Truth is, luminosity masks are a great tool to assist you in making targeted selections so adjustments focus on only portions of the image. In this tutorial I’m going to touch on what a mask is, then what luminosity masks are, and finally how to create a Photoshop action to quickly create luminosity masks for all your images. After reading the tutorial, check out a short video on all these subjects and don’t forget to download my free Photoshop Action to try out.