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Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
15 Jul 2010 5:54PM
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Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
15 Jul 2010 6:22PM
Just tried Oloneo with 3 JPEGs from my 40D, and it is astonishingly quick (mind you, I am running on a 3Ghz quad core box). I love the tone mapping (much easier to use than Photomatix).
discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2010 6:29PM
I'm running a 2GB dual-core. iTunes frequently crashes it (and the Dr Who adventure games), but for some reason, oloneo works perfectly Smile
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
15 Jul 2010 6:57PM
Just done a test on its noise feature and that's pretty impressive too. Shooting up to six of the same scene at high ISO and blend to remove noise. It's not something I've ever needed but it works well.
Do any of you ever have a need to shoot static subjects at high ISO? I normally use a tripod and a lower ISO.
Toonman 7 1.4k 2 England
15 Jul 2010 7:31PM

Quote:Do any of you ever have a need to shoot static subjects at high ISO? I normally use a tripod and a lower ISO.


Being a four thirds user I always try to use the lowest ISO possible, it becomes a habit.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
16 Jul 2010 9:27AM
Looks like my first download attempt failed - I downloaded it again and it installed first time and runs just fine Smile

Here's a single shot image from Tebay - the hills in the distance are the howgills to the left and the start of the lakeland fells to the right

the software was pretty sexy, though it's a pain hving to learn an entirely new set of sliders Wink A pain but interesting

The colours were muted so I did a mono in silver EFX

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Gaucho e2
12 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2010 9:42AM
Worth persevering then Adrian? Grin
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
16 Jul 2010 11:30AM
Yeah - I'm not uninstalling it just yet Wink

however, I've got used to the Batch Processor and Exposure Fusion on Photomatix - I can usually get the setttings right on there to get decent shots out of a batch with little need for more tewaking in tone mapping - I just shove the resuts in Photoshop and give them a polish. So if they get that functionality sorted, it'll be a winner.

Most of my mono-car shots were batch processed HDR, straight into Silver EFX - missing out the tone mapping step all together.
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
16 Jul 2010 12:25PM
Looks interesting, I will have a play later. The re-colour function looks good, one of the bits I dont like in Photomatix (tonemapping bit - not exposure blending), Are some of the colourshifts, paricularly the Reds, and greens to a degree. It can make it difficult blending with one of the originals in PS.

Noise in the latest version of Photomatix is far better than it used to be, particularly if you blend unsharpened (or minimal sharpening in RAW) Tiffs. I think a lot of the noise problems occur when using Jpegs that have some in camera sharpening, also taking an 8 bit image to 32 bit will have some effect as opposed to 12/14 bit to 32 bit.


Quote:Do any of you ever have a need to shoot static subjects at high ISO? I normally use a tripod and a lower ISO


Not that I've seen any on here Pete, but I can see the benifits in astrophotography, when they shoot at high ISO at shortish intervals (to avoid startrails) and stack. Or in low light where tripods are not permitted (eg Museums, NT properties) - you could up the ISO and do a quick burst hand held.
Gaucho e2
12 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2010 12:28PM
I've barely tried Exposure Fusion. You're getting very good results with it so I must have a few more goes. As an aside, how do you print your B&W shots, or rather, what printer?
Toonman 7 1.4k 2 England
16 Jul 2010 12:33PM
Anybody tried Picturenaut

Here is a Flickr page.
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
16 Jul 2010 12:38PM
The only HDR software I've used other than Photomatix is the one built into PTguipro. The problem I have with that one is the preview screen is too small to properly gauge the effect of the settings.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
16 Jul 2010 12:42PM

Quote:I've barely tried Exposure Fusion. You're getting very good results with it so I must have a few more goes. As an aside, how do you print your B&W shots, or rather, what printer?


I use Pro AM in bradford

cheap, great quality and about 7 miles away from my house, so I FTP images then go pick them up to avoid postage costs (and usually pop into the asian shops for some some fresh coriander, ginger, chillies and garlic as they're nice and cheap there Smile )
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
16 Jul 2010 12:47PM
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
16 Jul 2010 12:57PM
There's another feature on PhotoEngine called ReLight. You shoot a set of shots all at the same exposure but with different elements lit in the scene. The demo pic is a kitchen with a hob light, a utensil light and ambient light. When combined the software splits the light source control so you can adjust it later...almost like having dimmer controls for each element. I've not seen anything like this before.
Anyone know of another program that does this?

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