Dehaze in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic improves our photographs by increasing mid-tone contrast and color saturation. Although Dehaze can be used globally -–meaning over your entire image–- this tool usually works better when it is targeted to select areas of your image using Lightroom Classic’s new Masking Panel.
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According to Adobe, the “Dehaze control can help you to dramatically improve an image by removing haze.” Adobe claims that their Dehaze technology is based on a physical model of how light is transmitted and that it tries to estimate the color and the amount of light that is lost due to absorption and scattering as it passes through the atmosphere.
Adding a touch of Dehaze produces pleasing results on most landscape or travel photographs but this tool also creates unwanted side-effects. Common side-effects include increased noise, a noticeable blue or yellow color cast, and a reduction in overall image brightness or shadow detail. Applying Dehaze using a Select Sky Mask can prevent some of these problems and significantly improve your results.