My Mac bag of photo enhancement tools grew overnight. The latest is a simple, inexpensive photo tool called Urban Lightscape. It corrects under and overexposed parts of a photo to soften harsh shadows, or fix overexposed sections.
Not many Mac apps are this simple to use to improve lighting conditions on a photograph but Urban Lightscape gives you enough tools.
Settings are straightforward but suffer from lack of granular controls. The sliders make it easy to spread, smooth, increase or decrease lighting in a specific area of a photo.
Numerical options would be very handy.
Urban Landscape gives you tools to dodge and burn sections of a photo so you can suppress details or highlight details as needed. It can also be used to cast artificial lighting onto a photo.
Click on either image above for a larger, more detailed pop up view of the effects and controls.
These days we shoot more photos and most settings are simple point and shoot. Apps like Urban Landscape can take a slightly under or overexposed photo and improve shadows, or, simple give it an artificial light glow. Nicely done. Inexpensive. Needs a few more control settings.