DRO in photoshop...Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by alaios, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
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    Dear all,
    I am kind new to processing my raw files and so far I have been using the program that came with my camera. I am trying these days to migrate to the photoshop and the camera raw import tool it has. I think I have lost the option the sony program was giving me for the DRO.
    Is it possible to have the DRO improvements with a software like photoshop?

    I would like to thank you in advance for your reply

  2. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    DRO stands for 'Dynamic Range Optimization' and it's essentially just a horrible way of pushing the shadows and pulling the highlights to make the impression of a higher DR (i.e. lower contrast). You can do that with MUCH more control in Lightroom with the highlight and shadow sliders, or if you want to have even more control, with the curves.
  3. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 10, 2013
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    Yannis Marigo
    True ! In LR try the following : Open the shadows to 100%, bring down the highlights to 0%, adjust whites by pressing the alt key and move the slider to the right until you see some tiny dots, do the same with the blacks maybe until you some more black dots compared to the whites. Potentially add some clarity.