ALCE

Advanced Local Contrast Enhancer

ALCE presentation image

BY DAVIDE BARRANCA

Look

ALCE is a Photoshop Extension performing a routine that boosts the image's Local Contrast, adding shape and a distinct 3D look, that might even remind HDR tone mapping.

Multiple Radii

ALCE's main parameter is the Radius: the smaller, the "more Local" is the contrast boost. Version 3 features a new and powerful Multiple Radii routine.

Shadow Highlights

ALCE's algorithm, while boosting contrast, protects from clipping (loss of detail) important and delicate tonal range areas such as the Shadows and the Highlights.

Batch Ready

You can easily record ALCE into an Action for batch processing large amount of files. It works with either single and the Multiple Radii routine.


Everything you need to know about ALCE 3 in nine minutes of weird fun. Believe me.


Before After

Before After

ALCE Interface Screenshot 1

ALCE Interface Screenshot 2

Documentation

QuickStart Guide (for Version 3)

QuickStart Guide (New v3)

The quickstart manual for the new ALCE 3. All controls at a glance, with use examples

Free 2h HD VideoCourse

HD VideoCourse

Two hours of actual case studies in two series: for beginners and advanced users (free!)

Interactive User Manual

Interactive User Manual (Old v2)

From theory to practice, with real world jobs by ALCE author Davide Barranca.

Coming Soon

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Reviews

 (5/5 based on 3 reviews on Adobe Exchange)
    • A real must-have (v2.2.0)
    • 17 Jan 2014 by Alexander (5/5)
    • ALCE ist the best plug-in I've ever discovered and Davide & Roberto are showing their potential with it. It's equivalent to salt & pepper on your dining table.
    • * A W E S O M E * (v2.2.0)
    • 30 Nov 2013 by Andrea (5/5)
    • Best extension ever for sharpening EVER. Amazing 3D effects, no noise, no halos. My favourite extension.
    • Never more without (v2.1.2)
    • 12 Feb 2013 by Anonymous (5/5)
    • Incredible 3d effects, useful in many occasions when photos are flattened or when lacking that little bit extra.