Urban Lightscape is a photo filter to improve lighting, correct exposure and enhance detail during post-processing. It features a click-and-drag interface for quickly and easily manipulating photos with the mouse. Manipulations are automatically confined to local regions of a photo by using edge information.
Use Urban Lightscape to improve compositions: balance foreground and background elements to draw attention to the subject, bring out details from dark shadows. The results are more natural than those achieved using HDR (High Dynamic Range) filters, without the edge-effects of using selections, but with greater accuracy than using brushes.
Urban Lightscape is usable both as a Photoshop plugin and as a standalone application.
Urban Lightscape is distinguished by its interface. A simple "double-click-and-drag" paradigm facilitates direct manipulation of a photo at an appropriate level: not as low-level as the tedious selections and brushing tools that feature in other programs, but not so high level that the user's control over their photo is limited.