The AKVIS Enhancer plug-in is a tool for revealing details of a picture. It extends the
dynamic range of digital photos and improves textures and fine details. Enhancer detects
details from underexposed, overexposed and mid-tone areas of a photo without manipulating
The tool is extremely useful when a photo lacks detail. For example, when a picture has
been taken with the background overexposed, the foreground is hardly discernible
(especially annoying when it's a picture of a person.) Or, the background of a picture
might be so washed out that you wonder what the scenery was like. If you try to reveal
details in highlighted or overshadowed areas using exposure correction (e.g. levels) you
run the risk of spoiling the parts of the image that you want unchanged.
The idea of Enhancer is entirely different. AKVIS Enhancer brings out details by
intensifying color transition. It means that Enhancer strengthens the difference between
adjacent pixels that have different color gradations and therefore reveals not only the
details in the shadow but even the details in the overexposed areas and mid-tones.
Enhancer supports Photoshop batch processing support that allows applying the same settings to a series of images.
AKVIS Enhancer is useful not only for correction of family and art photos, but can be effective as well in technical use. Publishers of technical literature can apply Enhancer to show equipment illustrations in detail; doctors can use Enhancer to increase the level of detail on roentgenograms, etc.
AKVIS Enhancer is a plug-in. It works under image processing programs that support plugins. It is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel (Jasc) Paint Shop Pro, Corel Photo-Paint, Corel Painter, Ulead Photo-Impact, etc.
See also: image editing, image enhancement, photo enhancement, digital photo manipulation, enhancing portraits, photo editing software, photoshop plugin, highlight and shadow, shadow details, exposure