Powered by Adobe Sensei, Enhance Details allows you to achieve crisp detail and improved color rendering in raw images.

Powered by Adobe Sensei, Enhance Details produces crisp detail, improved color rendering, more accurate renditions of edges, and fewer artifacts. Enhance Details is especially useful for making large prints, where fine details are more visible. This feature applies to raw mosaic files from cameras with Bayer sensors (Canon, Nikon, Sony, and others) and Fujifilm X-Trans sensors.

Minimum system requirements

Your computer must meet the following minimum technical specifications to use Enhance Details:

For GPU system requirements, see Considerations for GPU-accelerated features.


Enhance Details heavily uses the available GPU and can use an external GPU (eGPU) if available. 

Use Enhance Details

  1. Open a supported image in Camera Raw.

  2. Click the () icon in the Filmstrip and select Enhance Details in the pop-up menu in Camera Raw.

    For Lightroom or Lightroom Classic, see Use Enhance Details in Lightroom and Use Enhance Details in Lightroom Classic, respectively.

  3. The Enhance Details Preview dialog box provides you with a preview of the enhanced photo. You can click-and-hold the image preview to see the image without the feature applied. You can pan within the preview window or click in the main image canvas to change your preview region.

  4. Click Enhance to create an enhanced DNG version of your photo.


    The enhanced image is saved as a new DNG file with the filename in this format: 'Original filename-Enhanced.dng'.

Bypass the Enhance Details dialog

You can skip the Enhance Details preview dialog box by holding down the Option (macOS)/Alt (Win) key when you select the Enhance Details pop-up menu option.

Batch mode

You can use the Enhance Details feature on multiple images. To do this, select multiple supported images and click the () icon in the Filmstrip and select Enhance Details.

You cannot see the Enhance Details preview dialog box when you select multiple images for batch processing.

Supported image formats

Enhance Details is only applicable to Bayer and X-Trans mosaic raw files.

Unsupported file formats

Enhance Details does not apply to the following types of source images:

  • Non-raw files such as a JPEGs, TIFFs, and HEICs
  • Linear DNGs (including HDR and pano DNG images previously created inside Lightroom and Camera Raw)
  • DNG proxies and Smart Previews
  • Monochrome raw files (such as Leica M MONOCHROM)
  • Four-color cameras
  • Foveon sensor images
  • Fujifilm cameras with SR, EXR, or 2x4 mosaic sensors.
  • Canon S-RAW/M-RAW files
  • Nikon small raw files
  • Pentax Pixel Shift Resolution (PSR) files
  • Sony ARQ files