Enhance Details in raw images

Achieve crisp detail and improved color rendering in raw images that is powered by Adobe Sensei.

Introduced in the February 2019 release of Lightroom Classic (version 8.2) and 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:

Operating system


Enhance Details heavily uses the available GPU and can use an external GPU (eGPU) if available. View the graphics processor acceleration requirements in Lightroom Classic system requirements.

Use Enhance Details

  1. In the Library or Develop module, select a supported image that you want to enhance.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Ctrl-click (on Mac)/right-click (on Windows) the image and select Enhance Details.
    • From the menu bar, choose Photo Enhance Details.
  3. The Enhance Details Preview dialog box provides a live preview of the effect.

    You can hold down the hand cursor to view the original image and release it to preview the enhanced image. You can also hold down and move the hand cursor to preview the before and after effect on different regions of the image.

  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' and is placed next to the source image.

Batch mode

You can use the Enhance Details feature on multiple images. To do this, select multiple supported images and choose Photo > 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
  • Video files