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  1. #1
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    New Lightroom Enhance

    The latest Lightroom update installed the "Enhance" option, which previously was only available in Camera Raw. I decided to try it for the first time today.

    This is a picture I took last week while attempting BIF photography with my new D500. As I was lying just off the sandy beach, I noticed a bee gathering pollen from a group of clover just in front of me. It was right about the minimum focus distance of my 70-300 AF-P, so I squeezed off a couple of frames.

    I have to say first that the resolution is so much better than my D5500. If I had cropped with that the way I did here, the bee would have looked like an amorphous blob.

    Anyway, here's the full shot with just the "Auto" button hit in Lightroom:

    New Lightroom Enhance-bee-ooc-6.jpg

    This is cropped in on the bee:

    New Lightroom Enhance-bee-crop-ooc-6.jpg

    Now here is the full sized picture after using the "Enhance" feature:

    New Lightroom Enhance-bee-enchanced-ooc-6.jpg

    And here is the same approximate crop as the first one, but from the above Enhanced image:

    New Lightroom Enhance-bee-enchanced-crop-ooc-6.jpg

    Anybody see much of a difference? The few reviews I've seen online so far seem to be positive, with most noting that the Topaz Denoise/Gigapixel/Sharpen give you more options however. I don't have any experience with them though, so I can't make the comparison.

    Oh, and if you were curious: I suck at BIF. Couldn't seem to get a lock on anything moving, even large, slow gliding vultures. Gotta learn more about the AF system in my new baby....


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    Re: New Lightroom Enhance

    Hmm. I think it will be easier to compare if I put them in this order instead....

    Out of camera:

    Attachment 358397

    Enhanced:

    Attachment 358398

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    Crop, OOC:

    Attachment 358399

    Crop, Enhanced:

    Attachment 358400

    BTW, can anyone tell me how to make my photos post in a larger size? The differences are more apparent when I look at them in Lightroom full sized on my large monitor. These more thumbnail pics seem to compress the image to the point where a fair amount of distinctions are lost, at least to my eyes. Thanks!


    edit: for some reason, even though I'm using the editor to insert my images (the same way I did in Post #1), the pictures wouldn't load unless I also inserted them as attachments. Sorry for the following duplication of images.
    New Lightroom Enhance-bee-ooc-6.jpgNew Lightroom Enhance-bee-enchanced-ooc-6.jpgNew Lightroom Enhance-bee-crop-ooc-6.jpgNew Lightroom Enhance-bee-enchanced-crop-ooc-6.jpg
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    Re: New Lightroom Enhance

    I notice a bit more saturation in the enhanced version. What's it supposed to do? My computers being dumb and wont allow me to update windows in order to be compatible with the new release
    I wonder if you had to shoot at a higher ISO if it would help even out the noise. not needed in this shot. It bee good!
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    Re: New Lightroom Enhance

    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedThrottle View Post
    I notice a bit more saturation in the enhanced version. What's it supposed to do? My computers being dumb and wont allow me to update windows in order to be compatible with the new release
    I wonder if you had to shoot at a higher ISO if it would help even out the noise. not needed in this shot. It bee good!
    The Enhance function presents you with two options once click on it: "Raw Details", which has the description "Improves details and removes artifacts from most RAW files", and "Super Resolution" which doubles resolution. (From what I've read it doubles the number of pixels, and therefor quadruples the size of the file. That allows one to blow up pictures to larger sizes without losing resolution.) If you choose Super Resolution it automatically applies Raw Details. But you can choose Raw Details alone if you're not gonna blow the picture up, saving hard drive space.

    Regarding the ISO, I see what you mean. But I was shooting in Manual with Auto ISO, and that's what it chose. Since I was only there to see if I could capture a bird in flight with my new toy, honestly I wasn't concerned with any other quality of the pictures themselves. Once I get to be a Jedi Master, I'll worry about noise and resolution

    Thanks man!
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    Re: New Lightroom Enhance

    A couple more examples, as I think I figured out how to make the pics bigger when I post. These might show the differences more. In each post, the OOC shot is first, the enhanced photo is second.

    New Lightroom Enhance-vulture-2-6.jpg

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    New Lightroom Enhance-vulture-2-enhanced-6.jpg
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    Re: New Lightroom Enhance

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    Re: New Lightroom Enhance

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    Re: New Lightroom Enhance

    Is it just me? I'm not seeing a dramatic difference in the overall shots. It only becomes more noticible to me when looking at finer details - the mesh screen on the barn face is crisper, and you get sharper details on the rail the bluebirds are sitting on, particularly where the vertical posts join the horizontal rail. Oh, and the eye of the back bluebird definitely looks sharper. But you really do have to look close, it seems to me.

    Anyway, that was my first foray into this new feature. Anyone else try it, or have other opinions about the comparisons I posted here?
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    Re: New Lightroom Enhance

    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedThrottle View Post
    I notice a bit more saturation in the enhanced version. What's it supposed to do? My computers being dumb and wont allow me to update windows in order to be compatible with the new release
    I wonder if you had to shoot at a higher ISO if it would help even out the noise. not needed in this shot. It bee good!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerspouse View Post
    The Enhance function presents you with two options once click on it: "Raw Details", which has the description "Improves details and removes artifacts from most RAW files", and "Super Resolution" which doubles resolution. (From what I've read it doubles the number of pixels, and therefor quadruples the size of the file. That allows one to blow up pictures to larger sizes without losing resolution.) If you choose Super Resolution it automatically applies Raw Details. But you can choose Raw Details alone if you're not gonna blow the picture up, saving hard drive space.

    Regarding the ISO, I see what you mean. But I was shooting in Manual with Auto ISO, and that's what it chose. Since I was only there to see if I could capture a bird in flight with my new toy, honestly I wasn't concerned with any other quality of the pictures themselves. Once I get to be a Jedi Master, I'll worry about noise and resolution

    Thanks man!
    I'm using a Windows 7 laptop that only displays around 70% of the colors so I don't see much difference in saturation. What I'm seeing (which is negligible) are a very slight raising of some shadowed areas as well as some highlights although it doesn't appear the overall images are increased in exposure. It's just certain areas that seem to be affected. So any saturation changes I'm seeing are because some colors in the shadow and highlight areas are increased in exposure a tiny bit so those colors are slightly lighter in appearance.

    I'm not seeing any difference specifically in improved details or any issues with artifacting in any of the images - but that might be due to this computer. And maybe because of lowering the image size for this forum, perhaps that cuts down on noticeable changes. DS, do you see differences in detail and artifacting when you're looking at the full size images in Lightroom?
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