Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more
Can't Access your Account?
New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
Please can anyone suggest the best prog for processing hdr pics. I already have Lightroom and Elements 10.
Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.
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.
ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.
You must be a member to leave a comment
Get the latest photography news straight from ePHOTOzine in your email every month and win prizes!
1st August 2014 - 31st August 2014
Check out ePHOTOzine's inspirational photo month calendar! Each day click on a window to unveil new photography tips, treats and techniques.
View August's Photo Month Calendar