Sometimes, you take a photo that ends up having a haze in it. What do I mean, “haze”? A haze can occur when dust, smoke, or other particles obscure the clarity of the image, particularly the sky. Some parts of the world, I suspect, will have more of an issue than others. And yet sometimes, as I discovered, it has nothing to do with the air quality. Sometimes there’s just too much mist.

Luckily, one of ACDSee Pro 9 and Ultimate 9’s new features is a Dehaze tool. So let’s get started.

Open said image in Edit mode. If you have a number of images to adjust, you may decide you want to get the Actions window involved.

haze_edit

Under the Exposure/Lighting group, select Dehaze. All you need to do next is adjust the Amount slider according to your individual image.

dehaze

Click Done, then save your work.

Here’s the before and after:

before_after

 

And that’s all there is to it! There you go. You can now take the vagary out of your photos, be it due to pollution, fog, mist, dust, etc. etc.

another_example

 

Comments
  1. maritn says:

    I click on DONE, and nothing is happening, any ide a why ??
    I tried to save the pictures with dehazed look, but it saves it without the change.

    please help

    • Hi,
      It’s possible it could be a GPU problem. Dehaze is run on the GPU. What GPU are you using? If you go Tools | Options | Edit Mode | GPU Selection, there will be some information in there about which GPU ACDSee is using. We’ve seen a few cases where Windows is not telling ACDSee to use the best GPU on the system.

      Also, what size is the image? If you resize the image down to something like 1000×1000, does the Dehaze work on that? And is it a RAW image that you are using? Sometimes an older GPU will fail when running Dehaze on big RAW files.

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