Version: (using KDE KDE 3.5.7)
Installed from: Unlisted Binary Package
A frequent defect in beginners photos is exposure problems such as backlighting. Photos can be corrected by hand but it implies using luminance curves, layers and it's something difficult for beginners. That's why it would be really nice if Digikam could provide a digikamImagePlugin (automatic or with few parameters) for Backlight correction.
A paper describing such automatic algorithm exists and provides interesting results:
For examples, see Nikon D-Lighting:
or Photoshop plugin Shadow/Highlight:
Hmm, concerning the D-lighting example, I think that the sky should not
have been affected (i.e. it got too bright ...;-).
Also see the wish "Contrast mask image plugin"
Do you have tried Local Contrast plugin introduced with digiKam 1.0.0. It's fine for you ?
I have just tested it and it's great.
I change the status to RESOLVED.