Here's an example of Filmulator recovering highlights and lightening the shadows without losing contrast. Filmulator is on the bottom in all of these image pairs.
In the following example, Filmulator easily recovers clipped highlights in a natural manner.
It can easily fixed clipped highlights even on skin.
This example shows Filmulator enhancing colors in a natural manner without inducing color clipping.
It can also boost local contrast in scenes while reducing global contrast.
This can be used to cut through haze.
Finally, it can do all of the above, recovering highlights and shadows while enhancing colors and contrast.