LMC54's Dynamic Range Pro
by Larry Carter
How to Purchase
Photoshop 6, 7, CS, or later
Websized and High-resolution Images
PC or Mac
This action will widen the dynamic range in digital camera
Using the Action
This action requires that you learn to use
your levels tool to get optimal results.
Quick Summary: The slider in the middle is the midrange
slider (the triangle below the graph) This adjusts the total
tonality of the photo. To adjust contrast move either the white-
point slider (the one on the right) or the black-point slider (the
one on the left) under the graph. You'll also notice a grayscale bar
on the bottom. This is to define the black-point (on the left) and
the white-point (on the right). These will be important tools to
properly set your photograph's dynamic range.
- The first pause in the action is to set the levels in the dark range of the
photo: A good tip here is to define the black point. A good
starting point is to set your black-point (grayscale bar) to read
20 in the left Output Levels dialog box. Now adjust the contrast
and tones with the midrange slider (the one in the center below
the graph) to adjust the details in the dark part of the photo.
Now touch up the contrast in the dark area with the black-point
slider (the slider on the left under the graph) and (or) white-point
slider (the slider on the right under the graph). This just takes a
little practice to get the right feel. Always adjust to your
- The next pause is to control the dynamic range in the bright
to midrange area. Use the same technique describe in #1.
You will find this action able to bring life into your shots.
Before LMC54's Dynamic Range Pro:
After LMC54's Dynamic Range Pro: