Adobe announces the wonderful two words ever, ' Enhance Details' !!!

I think it was around 5-6 years before - I remember reading somewhere how the technological advancement enhances the digital photography post processing in terms of image details and sharpness. It was a prediction and the sample image contained a slightly blurred image enhanced by AI (Artificial Intelligence) into an almost sharp image. With the announcement by Adobe on the new ‘Enhance Details’ function in its photo editing platforms like raw editor and lightroom It appears that what was earlier a prediction now all of sudden became a reality.


What astonishing is the claim that this technology can increase the image quality by around a staggering 30%. Now thats a serious claim!. In simple words it does this by enhancing the fine details of a particular image and this will in-turn enhance the overall sharpness and colours. Of course having an AI feature means you should have a faster computer and an updated operating system and at this stage the feature works only with RAW files, another reason to shoot RAW- once again remember 30% increase in the image quality.

I immediately put it to play and while the changes are not immediately obvious with standard image review but once zoomed into 100%- 200% magnification the changes are pretty much obvious- the vanishing artefacts, sharper edges and enhanced colors. In overall this will increase the resolution of any images. The whole process for some sample images took 8 secs and others around 6sec depends on the system and the file size. Whatever it is I can confidently tell that this is a feature Im going to use extensively. Kudos adobe !!!

Some samples images,

Leh Town in Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh- India. Enhance Details applied.

Leh Town in Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh- India. Enhance Details applied.

Screenshots of the same image with and without enhance details feature. Note the estimated time for the process - 6 sec on an 5K iMac with Intel core i5, 24GB DDR3 Ram, 2048MB AMD Radeon Graphics card.

Screenshots of the same image with and without enhance details feature. Note the estimated time for the process - 6 sec on an 5K iMac with Intel core i5, 24GB DDR3 Ram, 2048MB AMD Radeon Graphics card.

A farmer in the mountainous region of Sri Lanka - Enhance Details applied.

A farmer in the mountainous region of Sri Lanka - Enhance Details applied.

Without Enhance Details (Left), with Enhance Details (Right)

Without Enhance Details (Left), with Enhance Details (Right)