Dehaze slider in Lightroom unique?

1 year 3 months ago #594546 by Allen Carrel
In case you haven't noticed, on the far lower right in Development mode in Lightroom is "Dehaze".   For those that have used it, how is this different from using the contrast tab on the top?  

Better yet, is Dehaze doing something that is unique from the other adjustments?  


Thank you for helping to clear this up for me.  


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1 year 3 months ago #594604 by Shadowfixer1
Dehaze does behave differently. It tries to divide the scene into foreground and background. It will be more powerful in the background trying to remove haze and it will try to leave a good foreground as is. It tries to intelligently decide where the haze reduction is needed. Yes, it does increase contrast but in a totally unique way as compared to the universal contrast slider which will effect the whole image. Just like any other adjustment in Photoshop or Lightroom, a little dab will do ya. Crank it up and it begins looking freaky.

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1 year 3 months ago #594611 by garyrhook
+1

There are very few images that can't benefit from a tiny bit of Dehaze, IMO. Or more, as needed, judiciously applied.


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1 year 3 months ago #594621 by Baydream
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I recently used the dehaze option in Affinity Photo and the results were amazing. Large cliffs in the background were shot across water so they were hazy to begin with.

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1 year 3 months ago #594626 by Shadowfixer1

garyrhook wrote: +1

There are very few images that can't benefit from a tiny bit of Dehaze, IMO. Or more, as needed, judiciously applied.

I agree. I generally add about 10 of clarity and 10 of Dehaze to almost every image.

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1 year 3 months ago #594651 by KCook
ACDSee also has a Dehaze. Mostly it lightens any dark, murky areas. I don't use it a lot, but once in a while it helps out.

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1 year 3 months ago #594721 by garyrhook
Topaz Studio has added a dehaze adjustment as well.


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1 year 3 months ago #595151 by Drew Fletcher

garyrhook wrote: +1

There are very few images that can't benefit from a tiny bit of Dehaze, IMO. Or more, as needed, judiciously applied.


Yep, I'm with you on this one.  Nearly all my shots get a little Dehaze love.  

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1 year 3 months ago #595475 by Fess Walker
Here's a good clip



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1 year 3 months ago #595480 by Fess Walker
One more

This one is much more direct and better IMO



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