I never really thought about post-processing the images that I take with my digital camera as I liked the quality of the produced photos enough to not really care about that too much. Then again, I'm not someone too worried about photo quality and while I appreciate it if my photos look great, I do not really bother making them look even greater using software. Despite all that, I did test a couple of programs that supposedly improve the image quality of photos, and the one that impressed me the most up to this point in time is Digital Camera Enhancer.
You can load one image into Digital Camera Enhancer which will then be automatically processed which usually takes a few seconds at most. The result will be displayed right next to the original image making it very easy to spot the changes. I found out that Digital Camera Enhancer works best with pictures that look distorted and bad due to bad lighting conditions or other reasons.
The image on the left is the original image while the one on the right is the enhanced version of it.You can modify the available options using sliders and buttons that are displayed underneath the images in the application interface. You can select a profile if you want, that is landscape, mid details or close up to have the program do its magic on its own, or use sliders to control the changes manually instead.
Five more slide controls are available that alter the outcome of the image. Those are Auto Balance, Midtones, Color, Enh. Details and De Noiser. The De Noiser for instance removes artifacts and noise from the image while Midtones is excellent if the image is to dark or bright.
Please note that a free and pro version of the program are available on the developer page. The free version is very limited in terms of what it can do. All features described here in the article are part of the free version.
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