The dehaze feature is only available in the CC version of Lightroom. It is not present in LR 6. You can actually use it using some presets that are available online.
Dear JAO VDL,
Thanks for your response.
Does it mean that the "Lightroom 6" has less in-program features than "Lightroom CC"?I do not know this when I purchase "Lightroom 6", I do not know that I was paying for less at the time.
"DeHaze" feature is an in-program photo-development feature, not inter-platform or mobile feature.This in-program photo development feature should NOT be stripped off from Lightroom 6.
Why would Adobe do such a thing? Why didn't Adobe inform customers at the time of purchase that they are paying for less?Does it hurt Adobe that customers of Lightroom 6 should be entitled to the same in-program Photo-Development features?
I can't speak for Adobe (I am just another Lightroom user) but the stated reason is that when Lightroom 6/CC first came out, the dehaze feature wasn't there and so you bought exactly what was advertised. They then updated Lightroom CC a few months later but did not update Lightroom 6 to include that same feature even though the raw engine can do it. Adobe says that when you purchase the software, you will only get new camera support in the updates but no new features. With the subscription they don't have that restriction and will add new features at any time. Lots of people are upset about this as you'll find out with a bit of web searching: Dehaze in Camera Raw 9.1 for Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC « Julieanne Kost's Blog . As I said, you can still use dehaze in LR 6 using some presets (just google for it and you'll find them) that simply set a certain amount of dehaze so there is a workaround. The feature is not very useful by the way but quite gimmicky but that is maybe just my opinion. It does an OK job on some starry sky pictures.
Dear JAO VDL,
Thanks again for your response and info.
Thanks for your inputs as a Lightroom user.
Yes, it’s definitely disappointed to find out that Adobe are selling Lightroom 6 as an inferior product, when the noted difference made to Lightroom 6 buyers at that time is the “inter-platform”/ “mobility”features between Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC, not the in-program photo-development features.
“Adobe” as a brand is definitely a big disappointment to Lightroom 6 buyers and users, as this inferior approach to Lightroom 6 is totally uncalled for.
I, for one, will have thumb down for Adobe in the future should I be asked for brand-user satisfaction or for brand perception of “Adobe”or brand endorsement, given their efforts to disappoint and discourage Adobe-brand buyers and users.
What a way to demolish a once-preferred brand! What a pity!
If you have a look at this thread there are various ways to invoke the filter - Invoke the Dehaze effect in LR6 including a Plugin with a slider.
Please note that as Jao Vdl alluded to it is not a very useful feature and, along with the HDR and Panorama features, is not up to the normal standards of the engineers at Adobe.