BioWare senior technical artist Ben Cloward in his blog has showed off some of the upcoming graphical upgrades coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic in the 1.5 update.
Cloward highlighted the translucency effects to leaves and grass for an increased glowing effect. Check out the above comparison shot to see how the graphics will improve. Additional comparisons can be seen here.
The 1.5 update is due to be released in the near future.