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03/27/2018 06:28:11 PM · #1
Hey all, I'm not sure if this is new to you, but I just discovered the 'dehaze' filter in Photoshop, and it is ridiculously good if you're shooting in hazy conditions. I recently went to Jebel Jais in the UAE, and after a 3 hour drive, we found out we were in the middle of a dust storm. We still took a few photos but thought the trip was a bust overall. I brought my photos into work the next day and someone mentioned the 'dehaze' feature in Photoshop, so we found it. It's amazing. Here's the before-and-after photos:

Before:

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After:

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If you're editing in Adobe Camera RAW, go to the 'FX' option, or you can select it in Photoshop under Filter/Camera RAW Filter, and it will take you back to the RAW page. It's not for every situation, and adds some color noise, but it saved a lot of photos from a trip that I thought was wasted!
03/27/2018 07:01:45 PM · #2
A dramatic improvement (and picture) indeed ... since not everyone (including myself) has access to this feature, I wanted to see how close I could come with "traditional" editing, using Photoshop 5.0 (circa 1995 version) -- hope you don't mind. :-)

Another way to "de-haze" a picture is using "high-radius Unsharp Mask" -- you set the USM filter to a low "amount" and a high "radius" with a zero threshold. For this image I set it to 16% / 64px radius / 0 threshold, and applied it three times after adjusting with two RGB Curves, one overall and one masked (a little sloppily) to affect only the background cliffs.

I can post screen captures of the Curves later if you want ...

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I have several other "Before/After" examples of "rescued" pictures here, also processed mainly with various Curves adjustments ...
03/27/2018 07:30:53 PM · #3
Not bad with 1995 Photoshop!
03/28/2018 03:17:07 AM · #4
This is also included in Afinity Photo, I have been using it for 3 years, great filter.
03/28/2018 04:52:26 AM · #5
Thanks 21.gif ecmguy - that is really useful to know and I just give it a quick test and very pleased with the results.
03/28/2018 09:17:38 AM · #6
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works the other way too!
-65 =)
03/28/2018 12:43:37 PM · #7
Doesn't seem to be available in Photoshop CS5.
03/28/2018 02:00:43 PM · #8
That's a filter I've been using extensively, mostly in the RAW processing stage in LR. Worth its weight in gold.
03/30/2018 12:29:16 AM · #9
Unbelievable tool.
03/30/2018 03:41:06 PM · #10
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That's a filter I've been using extensively, mostly in the RAW processing stage in LR. Worth its weight in gold.

How much does a plugin weigh? :-P
03/31/2018 12:34:56 AM · #11
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That's a filter I've been using extensively, mostly in the RAW processing stage in LR. Worth its weight in gold.

How much does a plugin weigh? :-P

Depends on how much haze it's carrying; haze is heavy stuff :-)
03/31/2018 09:45:34 PM · #12
while we're at it...here's another "ahhhh haaaa" moment for me...

Lens Distortion

Excellent tool!!!
04/01/2018 01:55:13 AM · #13
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That's a filter I've been using extensively, mostly in the RAW processing stage in LR. Worth its weight in gold.


Do you mean you are ď exportingĒ to PS and then importing back to LR ? There is no direct setting in LR I am missing ?
04/01/2018 03:24:50 AM · #14
Originally posted by Tajhad:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That's a filter I've been using extensively, mostly in the RAW processing stage in LR. Worth its weight in gold.


Do you mean you are ď exportingĒ to PS and then importing back to LR ? There is no direct setting in LR I am missing ?


If you have LR Cc the dehaze functionality is available directly in the develop module. If you use older versions of LR (or Photoshop for that matter) itís not available
04/01/2018 04:58:09 AM · #15
Originally posted by Ja-9:

while we're at it...here's another "ahhhh haaaa" moment for me...

Lens Distortion

Excellent tool!!!


CS5 can't do that either. Think it's time to upgrade!
04/01/2018 03:41:22 PM · #16
Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

while we're at it...here's another "ahhhh haaaa" moment for me...

Lens Distortion

Excellent tool!!!


CS5 can't do that either. Think it's time to upgrade!


Itís an amazing tool!!! Zip zap n itís fixed!!! Way better than Transform Prospective/Warp Tools not to mean toon faster!
04/01/2018 05:05:00 PM · #17
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

while we're at it...here's another "ahhhh haaaa" moment for me...

Lens Distortion
Excellent tool!!!

CS5 can't do that either. Think it's time to upgrade!

Itís an amazing tool!!! Zip zap n itís fixed!!! Way better than Transform Prospective/Warp Tools not to mean toon faster!

You REALLY have to watch out for those mean 'toons! But, back on topic, the Camera Raw lens distortion tool looks awesome, yes. It's basically following the lead of DxO Optics Pro, which I've had for several years. I haven't even tried the PS one since I have gotten used to DxO. I'll have to check it out.
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