Back in October of last year, I wrote a short article about a piece of software called Perfectly Clear, which is designed to enhance the detail and clarity of an image. The effects range from subtle to stunning. And because I could achieve pretty much the same result by hand, I couldn't justify spending $200 for the plug-in. Yesterday, Topaz Labs released Clarity, which does very nearly the same thing, but at a much more attractive price -- $49.99 (or $29.99 until 5/31/13 with the coupon code claritynew). I figured that for $30, I'd bite. And, I'm glad I did.
I could go on about all of what Clarity offers, but Hal Schmitt at LIGHT Photographic Workshops does a great job of talking about the vital features in this video:
When I get some free time, I'll try to post a few "before-and-after" examples of my own.