What makes Lucis processing different?

Lucis enhances detail in the highlights, mid-range areas and shadows simultaneously.

If you want to see more detail, leave the Smooth Detail slider at 1. Then as the value of the Enhance Detail slider is reduced (meaning move the slider further to the left), the more smaller and smaller image detail becomes visible. Easy. Lucis enhances detail throughout the image with one slider.

Lucis can create color shifts, which may or may not be desirable. The Assign Original Image Color slider reduces or 100% corrects these color shifts.

Some examples. Image 1 has strong highlight and shadow areas. Image 2 was created by moving the Enhance Detail slider to 155, and then correcting the color. With Image 3, the Enhance Detail slider was set to 107 and the color was corrected. More detail is revealed.

For comparison, Image 4 was created using level adjust. The detail in the wooden table is increased but not by much because if the details in the shadows were enhanced, the bright areas became blown out. If details in the bright areas were enhanced, the dark areas lost detail. So a reasonable compromise was created.

Images 5 and 6 show how Lucis reveals extreme detail simply by reducing the value of the Enhance Detail slider.

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More detail on how Lucis works.


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1. Original Image by Oana Hodimau, Unsplash.

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2. This Lucis image was created by moving the Enhance Detail slider to 155. Then the image was color corrected using the Assign Original Image Color slider.

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3. This Lucis image was created by moving the Enhance Detail slider to 107. Then the image was color corrected using the Assign Original Image Color slider.

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4. The original Image processed with level adjust set to 0 1.9 255. Compare this image to Image 3.

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5. This Lucis image displays even more detail, and is therefore more artistic. The Enhance Detail slider was set to 45. The image was color corrected using the Assign Original Image Color slider.

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6. Lucis image showing extreme detail. The Enhance Detail slider was set to 31. This image was not color corrected.

The example below is a very challenging image to enhance, but not for Lucis.

Image 7 has extremely strong highlight and shadow areas. Image 8 was created by moving the Enhance Detail slider to 45. It is highly textured. Image 9 is less detailed. The Enhance Detail slider was set a little higher, to 55. Image 10 was created using level adjust. Great detail in the face but the neon lights are blown out. Compare Image 9 with Image 10.

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7. Original Image by Drew Graham, Unsplash.

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8. This Lucis-processed image has extreme detail and texture. The Enhance Detail slider was set to 45.

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9. This Lucis-processed image was created by increasing the Enhance Detail slider to 55.

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10. The original image processed with level adjust set to 18 1.84 167. Compare this image with Image 9.