Frankfurt, Germany with Macphun’s Intensify

Frankfurt, Germany | Before and After Maphun's Intensify Pro

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I’ve been spending more and more time going through photos from the years I lived in Europe (thank you Throwback Thursday!) and today I came across one from a trip to Frankfurt, Germany. I was there for a friend’s wedding (you can see my original post about that trip here).

Making Use of New Tools

Nowadays I have better tools at my fingertips (Lightroom, Photoshop, and all sorts of other fun stuff from companies like Macphun) so I decided to see if I could fix up this image a bit. I made a few minor adjustments in Lightroom, and then moved into Photoshop to remove a couple of distractions.

Adding Detail – Making the photo POP

Next I felt that this photo could use a bit of structure – something to make the details pop – so I moved into the newly released Intensify Pro 1.0.2 by Macphun (if you already own Intensify the 1.0.2 update is free).

Frankfurt, Germany | Before and After Maphun's Intensify Pro

With Intensify I added just a bit of warmth by adjusting the color temperature, eliminating the slight pink color cast, and then worked with the detail and structure sliders to make the image clean and crisp. Intensify brought out gorgeous detail in the clouds!

Finishing Touches

Finally, I did a tiny bit of noise reduction and sharpening in Lightroom to complete the photograph:

Frankfurt, Germany | After Intensify Pro

It turned out good, ja?

Intensify is a great piece of software that allows you to create powerful photographic images with unprecedented drama and detail. Precise control of structure, detail and sharpening across different tonal ranges delivers high quality results every time. Plus effect layers, adjustable brushes, RAW support, the ability to run as a standalone or as a plug-in, and more.

New features for Intensify 1.0.2 include:

  • Export to SmugMug
  • Print Lab
  • Better Performance
  • Enhanced RAW Processing

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