Dehaze in ACR 9.1 (for CS6 users)

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Dehaze in ACR 9.1 (for CS6 users)
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Note you get this for free in CC. Also note you need to have installed the ACR 9.1 update!

Following on from my thread on how to use the new CC-only dehaze feature in Lightroom 6.1:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55998101

Someone talked about doing it in ACR 9.1, so I just had a play and seem to have got it working.

Here's how:

"Open" a random Raw file in PS CS6.
When ACR 9.1 opens click on the icon at the end of the heading bar for the settings tab. It's the one in the bottom right here...

Click on "Save Settings".
In the "subset" menu choose grain (this just reduces the amount of crap in the file).
Save as dehaze0.xmp
Repeat for 10, 20..100 (or to suit, as before allowed values are -100 to 100, settings below 0 add Fog to the image)
(Note as there doesn't seem to be a unique ID in these files I suspect you could copy the first file to make the extra ones.)
Open the settings files in a text editor (Notepad/Wordpad/etc.)
(Note they are located at: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings - of course adjust drive name and {username} to suit your system partition/user names.)
Fine the line: crs:GrainAmount="0"
and edit to: crs:Dehaze="20"
Replacing 20 with whatever the settings file is called
Save the file
Then to do the Dehazing just load that settings file from the same menu you saved it.

Enjoy!

Here's an example, I suspect you could just save this as C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings\dehaze30.xmp

<x:xmpmeta xmlns:x="adobe:ns:meta/" x:xmptk="Adobe XMP Core 5.6-c011 79.156380, 2014/05/21-23:38:37 ">
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
<rdf:Description rdf:about=""
xmlns:crs="http://ns.adobe.com/camera-raw-settings/1.0/"
crs:Version="9.1"
crs:Dehaze="30"
crs:HasSettings="True"/>
</rdf:RDF>
</x:xmpmeta>

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