Lightroom 6 Dehaze for filters

This page shows how to use LRHazeFilters to make local adjustments using filters. It does not support Adjustment Brushes.

Changes to the Dehaze, Whites and Blacks settings of Graduated Filters and Radial Filters can be made by first creating graduated filters and radial filters on a photo as normal. Then select the menu: Help – Plug-in extras – LRHazeFilters – Graduated and radial filters.

It opens a dialog window showing Dehaze, Whites and Blacks sliders for each filter on the current photo like this

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Please see these notes about adjusting settings.

If you see this dialog window, but it is empty, that indicates that you have not created and graduated for radial filters on the current photo. Click Cancel and use the normal Lightroom functions for creating filters.  Then select LRHazeFilters again.

The LRFilters dialog shows each filter that exists on the current photo. The filters are identified by their relative position on the uncropped photo with 0% X at the left and 0% Y at the top. If you find it hard to be sure which filter of several listed is the one to adjust you can try a large change like setting Dehaze to -100 (which results in nearly white), click Apply to see the area affected and then set it back to the previous value. Take note of the Filter number in the box around the sliders as a way to identify a particular filter.

Adjust the values for Dehaze, Whites and Blacks as needed then click Apply. The changes will then be seen on the photo. Unlike the Dehaze setting for the whole photo, changes do not occur as sliders are moved because the update requires all filters on the photo to be replaced.

When no additional changes are needed click the Cancel button the return to Lightroom to continue normal editing, including making changes to any of the other values that Lightroom allows to be modified for filters, moving filters and adding or deleting filters. After making changes to other settings you may find that you want to change the dehaze again – LRHazeFilters can be used again to fine tune Dehaze as needed.

It is possible to  select the “Graduated and radial filters” menu while zoomed, or while a filter is selected for editing. Also unlike the “Dehaze Control”, it is not a requirement to be in the Develop module.

The LRFilters dialog can be moved to any place on the screen. It will remember where it was positioned for next time it is used. I suggest moving it to the size so that the photo is visible and changes can be seen.

At present I have not found a way to modify Dehaze on a Adjustment Brush.

It is possible that the default size of the LRFilters dialog may not be the best on some screens. The default size can be changed by updating settings shown on the bottom of the Plug-in Manager window when LRHazeFilters is selected.

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Thanks to Steve who did not know that Dehaze could not work on filters and asked the question that prompted me find a way … and lead to LRHazeFilters.

See the main LRHazeFilters page for comments about the versions of Lightroom that the plug-in works on.