Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lightroom 4's Clarity Adjustment is Brilliant!

Photoshop CS6's HDR Pro is fantastic, as I show here. However, Lightroom 4's clarity adjustment can't be far behind.

Consider the photo below:


There really is nothing to write home about with this photo.

But, in the Develop Module, under Basic, I changed the "Clarity" level all the way to 100 and I got this:


I was able to pull a lot of details out of both the underexposed building and the overexposed sky. Really, Adobe has made a near-miraculous software out of Lightroom 4.

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Shot made with a Canon 7D and a Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM lens. Want the best backpack for your DSLR? Check out my review of my favorite, the Lowepro Versapack 200AW, here and here.

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