Light Rays Plug-in

By Mark Kneen

NB:This is a paid for plug-in that works with programmes such as Photoshop and Lightroom. If you have Photoshop check out my post on How to add Light Rays to Photos if you want a simple method at no extra cost.

Ever wanted to get those great images with light rays pouring through the trees, or a church window? Well now you can, or at least make it it look as though yopu can with the help of a new plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop from a company called Digital Film Tools

Create stunning and realistic light ray effects quickly and easily. Known as volumetric lighting in computer graphics or crepuscular rays in atmospheric optics, this dramatic effect adds polish and style. Since the rays are only added to highlight areas, they have the effect of passing through objects and add a third dimensional quality. Add shafts of light streaming through clouds, rays filtering through a forest canopy, beams of light on a foggy night or rays shooting out from text. Rays adds a striking and dramatic quality to any image.

Pretty cool don’t you think? Or, do you think this is playing with reality too much and that photographs should be a true representation of what you see?



2 thoughts on “Light Rays Plug-in”

  1. Sorry, I don’t understand the question? This is/was a Lightroom plugin purchased separately because you can’t do this sort of stuff in Lightroom out of the box. You can in Photoshop quite easily.

    I don’t know if this plug-in is still available, this post is nearly 5 years old.

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