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HDR - which software?


Daffy1 e2
7 337 Ireland
15 Mar 2009 11:51AM
I am thinking of getting Photomatix Pro,is it any good ? Are there any others ? Cost not very important.

Damian

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15 Mar 2009 11:54AM

Quote:I am thinking of getting Photomatix Pro,is it any good ? Are there any others ? Cost not very important.

Damian


Hi you will find that Photomatix is probably one of the best HDR software available, you can do HDR images with CS3 but it takes more time
paulcr e2
10 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Mar 2009 11:55AM
It takes more time and is not as user friendly. Photomatix is the way to go. Paul
Daffy1 e2
7 337 Ireland
15 Mar 2009 12:09PM
Thanks lads. Now where is my credit card !!

Damian
cdm36 e2
10 391 7 England
15 Mar 2009 12:14PM

Quote:Thanks lads. Now where is my credit card !!

Damian



Top pocket of your coat and your pin is in your bedside cabinet Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
15 Mar 2009 2:21PM
Finding this pretty good and its free Smile
paulcr e2
10 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Mar 2009 2:35PM
But it wont open RAW files. Paul
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
15 Mar 2009 3:31PM
If you use Lightroom - get 'Enfuse'. Beats Photomatix into a cocked hat.
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
15 Mar 2009 3:35PM
The most under used feature of Photomatix is the Exposure blending one, the effects are to give a more realistic image than some of the tonemapping we see.
User_Removed 5 694 3 Scotland
15 Mar 2009 3:51PM
We see a lot of photomatix tonemapped pics on here. Initially I was impressed with the computer game texture but it is starting to look quite cliched and in fact has put me off getting the software as I thought this is how all my pictures would end up looking.

Is this the case or can someone put me right ?.
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
15 Mar 2009 4:36PM
Only the poorly done tone mapping can be easily identified - there is far more HDR on EPZ using photomatix than you think - only those who know how to use tone mapping judiciously dont advertise it. The key is not to try and reveal every last bit of detail in the shadows, and bump up the saturation. Don't be put off by bad examples.
15 Mar 2009 4:40PM
If you buy a hifi and turn the treble to -10, the bass to +10 and the volume up full then (a) it will sound pretty awful and (b) your neighbours will report you to the council. But it does'nt have to be that way as you're in charge of the controls Wink
User_Removed 5 694 3 Scotland
15 Mar 2009 5:01PM
An interesting analogy....

Anyone like to point me to a few pics that have not been tonemapped to death ?. Obvious opportunity for legalised fishing !.
15 Mar 2009 5:12PM
Modesty apart, virtually all of my stuff is tone-mapped to some extent ..... you may peek but please don't click or people will think me a shameless hussy Wink
Sland e2
8 225 Scotland
15 Mar 2009 5:20PM

Quote:Modesty apart, virtually all of my stuff is tone-mapped to some extent ..... you may peek but please don't click or people will think me a shameless hussy
Your pictures are stunning!

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