Give digital photos a professional look by boosting details in otherwise lost, dark areas of deep shadow while preserving details in highlights. The Shadow Control Plug-in works both with 8- and 16-bit RGB images and is designed for the Windows version of Photoshop 6.0 and higher and Photoshop Elements. This Plug-in works by selectively increasing gamma and contrast on dark areas of deep shadows using an automatic mask. It analyzes the image and creates the mask showing which areas of the image will be affected by processing (appearing as a dark area on the [mask] view). After the mask is created, Shadow Control applies the desired correction to the affected areas of the image and displays the result. The user can then adjust the settings and preview the result in real time. Shadow Control has been designed to work with images from all digital cameras, but cameras capable of capturing image in 16 bit will yield higher quality results.