Summary – Tone and color contrast puts life into images. Today’s filter, Detail Extractor, is #3 on my CEP favorites list. The amount of hidden detail it can extract is amazing. This is part of a series on CEP filters that are designed for contrast adjustments.
The Detail Extractor Filter
Balances light & tonality and
Extracts image details
With the aid of contrast adjustments
Lightens shadows and darkens highlights
While exaggerating details
A respectable highlight/shadow recovery tool
With detail extraction “tossed in”
Controls overall contrast
Fine option focuses on smaller objects
creating more texture
Large works on larger objects only
A gallery of the original image plus CEP’s four presets
Click on any image for a full screen slide show
This will allow you to read the filter settings
This is a good filter to use with a light touch
The presets are pretty heavy-handed
They’re starting points at best
Liberal use of control points to
Selectively include & exclude areas is advised
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