Is there a Dehaze feature in Capture One?
How to create the dehaze effect in Capture One?
The images with fog, mist, smog, or haze might require some dehaze adjustment.
Even though there is no dedicated tool to dehaze images in Capture One, there is a way to achieve the dehaze effect with a combination of several tools.
1. Select an image in the Browser.
2. In the Layers tool, create a New Filled Adjustment Layer by clicking on the + (plus) icon.
3. Then press on Luma Range in the Layers tool. Make the necessary adjustments to the Luma Range Mask by dragging the black and white Range points at the top of the graph to control the luminosity range. Tweak the Falloff points to control the effect and ensure that the transition from the included areas to the excluded ones is not too harsh. The gray area in the graph presents which luminosity values are included in the adjustment, while the black area presents those that are excluded.
4. In the Exposure tool tab, make some adjustments in the Exposure tool by increasing contrast with the Contrast slider and decreasing brightness with the Brightness slider as proper.
5. In the High Dynamic Range tool, recover shadows and highlights with the Highlight and Shadow sliders respectively if needed.
6. Control the intensity of the "dehaze" effect with the Opacity slider in the Layers tool when the corresponding Adjustment Layer is selected.
7. If needed, use the Erase Brush or the keyboard shortcut E to remove the areas where the dehaze effect should not be applied.
8. Use the Before/After feature to compare the image before and after applying the dehaze effect.
NOTE: This workaround is provided to help you with creating the dehaze effect. However, the instructions and recommendations above should not be perceived as the only way to do that as, for instance, the Curve tool and the Levels tool can be also used to achieve the dehaze effect in images.