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Free Digital Camera Enhancer (DCE) is an automatic enhancer and batch processor for Windows

Free Digital Camera Enhancer
"The whole process is so easy it's almost idiot proof." Jumbo! Program of the Day

Note: Free DCE is a young (and free) brother of our commercial automatic enhancer and batch processor DCE AutoEnhance.

Free DCE does the hard job of noise reducing and automatic balance control for you. And it is free!

The program works best if you have bad light condition (indoor, shadows etc..) and your image is somehow off. So if some of your images are already fine, you won't see much difference. DCE makes very delicate changes...

One thing makes DCEnhancer different from other tools - reducing the noise and skin smoothing algorithm. It makes DCE ideal for making cool portraits and close-ups!

First you have to find out the optimal settings for your camera.

There are just few sliders you will be changing more often:
Midtones - if your image is too dark or too bright
De-Noiser - to reduce noise and skin artifacts from the objects on the image.

Note: This software is intended for advanced users. Most of the sliders work in the default position. (As on the screen capture). You should gently change one of the sliders just little and then see the effects.
Once you find your optimal settings, it should work on most of your images from the same camera.
And you will always find images where it doesn't work...

This tool is free from

You have two choices:
-a Stand-Alone version or
-Photo-Brush XTR plug-in version.

The image on the left is an original image with a little dark midtones, some jpg artifacts with noise and too pronounced skin details.
The Digital Camera Enhancer corrects the midtones, adds saturation and soften the skin.


    * Don't try to make magic with image which is already fine balanced. No software could add pixels. So if you don't see much details, it is the time to move to the 2.1 Mega Pixel...
    * Don't boost the Color too much. By enhancing the colors you also enhance the pixel difference.
    * Most of the cameras underexpose a little. That means you have to move the Midtones slide somewhere to the 3/4 (closer to the right) However some of your images could be overexposed (already too bright). Move the slider close to the left, make it darker.
    * When you are using the Noise reducing select the type of image - Landscape, Mid Details and Close-up. If you for example use Close-up for image of landscape, it will smooth all the details of grass and trees and the image wouldn't look too natural.
    * Do not take your shots from inside car. Just stop and get out. It is worth it.
    * Don't replace the original images unless you have seen the image in your favorite viewer and you are fine with the result.


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