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Please can anyone suggest the best prog for processing hdr pics. I already have Lightroom and Elements 10.
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Hi I use Photomatix Pro, seems ok for what I do...................Good Luck
Thanks, Teepee -
I'd heard of that but couldn't remember the name - you've jogged my memory!
Also consider the Nik software Suite. Or Just HDR Pro2 (part of the suite) Extremely easy to use and comparable if not even superior to Photomatix.
Try a free hdr version first, the results can be surprisingly good, in particular , Luminance, i have had some decent results. Well i think i have, others may disagree, all part of the learning process.
Will do, thanks Darryl!
Could also try Machinery HDR you can download a free trail.
The only way to go with HDR.....!!!
Quote: I already have Lightroom
Is that Lightroom 4 ( currently at v 4.3 ) ?
The basic panel in the develop module has some powerful features that except for extreme dynamic range shots can " rescue " an incredible amount of detail in either or both of the highlights & shadows.
You may not need HDR software
I agree with JJGEE, you can get some good free HDR presets from Matt Kloskowski at http://lightroomkillertips.com/category/presets/page/3/ (plus lots of others). I find them as good as HDR software in most cases. Try them first before spending anything.
If you are using Lightroom you can install a Photomatix Plugin which allows you to export directly to Photomatix and re-import the result. I have always used Photomatix and had good results. My recent upload of my Jag was processed using it.
Lightroom isn't bad at processing a 32 bit file either
Just export the stack to PM save the resultant file and import back into Lightroom, then process as if its a RAW.
By the way, as far as I can see Lightroom HDR presets are not HDR, they simply alter the various settings to get as much as possible from a single shot. The whole idea of HDR is to combine multiple exposures so you actually capture the entire dynamic range.
Quote: My recent upload of my Jag was processed using it.
But how different would have processing just a single exposure been ?
I'm following this discussion with interest! I really want to stack my images to form a true HDR IOC. I've downloaded Luminance but not impressed with t
My first results (obviously I need practise) but I'm happy to splash out on Photomatrix if necessary. Is Photomatrix reasonably easy to learn? Thanks for all your replies.
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