Where is clarity in darktable?

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One of the more useful tools in Lightroom is “Clarity” which boosts the edges of the picture, especially in the midtones. However, a clarity slider is conspicuously absent in darktable.

However there are two ways to get the same effect.

Option 1: Local contrast

One alternative is to use to the local contrast module, which has a very similar effect to clarity.

darktable local contrast

Option 2: Use the clarity preset in the Equalizer module

The equalizer module occurs in the Corrections group (you may have to activate it – click on “more modules” at the bottom to find it).

Under the presets you will find two clarity options: “clarity” and “clarity – strong”.

darktable equalizer clarity

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