Wow, Retinex is powerful!


Had a go at the retinex tool lately, and damn is that tool powerful!
Not intuitive, but powerful.
I tried brightening underexposed areas and it works wonders, after clicking around like a blind man for half an hour.

So to sum things up:

  1. Awesome tool
  2. Ping on the translation from french

(Dr. Norstein Bekkler) #2

What situations would you recommend it for? The author says it’s not for well-shot photos but is intended more for pulling detail out of underexposures. Does he mean portraits?

I am also wondering if there is a concomitant increase in noise or chromatic aberration?


@McCap How about showing a before/after photo :slight_smile: ?


Not sure about RawTherapee’s implementation but retinex has been around for a long time. There is no shortage of literature on the topic.

RT Would someone be so nice to explain to a stupid (me) a couple of things (retinex/dehaze)