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Old Jun 16, 2010, 3:09 PM   #161
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Thats a good angle to shoot from Frank. I was walking around there a couple weeks ago and missed this view. Next time Im in town I will keep this in mind. Thanx.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 7:40 PM   #162
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Looks splendid that picture ! would love a shot of the original to see the gain from Martins psuedo program
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 3:26 AM   #163
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Looks splendid that picture ! would love a shot of the original to see the gain from Martins psuedo program
I'm pretty sure I was using DRO Level 1 on the Sony a550 to try to capture some of the dark. I don't want to insert a 3.4 MB image here but here is the link to the original as ooc:
http://www.holdingsteady.com/shared/test/DSC01229.JPG
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 4:16 AM   #164
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Here's Frank's pictures side by side for easier comparison:



@Frank: I haven't looked into the in-camera stuff but I'm guessing it's using a much simpler tone-mapping or something. I can't imaging they can be doing anything really sophisticated because of the processing delays it would involve.
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 5:54 AM   #165
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Effective use of autoHDR on a great pick!
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 6:42 AM   #166
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wow.. a really great before and after view ! Great example of what can be accomplished with Martins' program.
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 7:27 AM   #167
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Martin, thanks for putting that up. My old computer took 8 minutes to generate the result. I'm going to look thru my past pics and see if I can make some more important one more usable.
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 11:19 AM   #168
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Tried a couple of pics in this program... Amazing.
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I've started looking into what I'd need to do to turn this into something more professional and v1.88 is the first step.

First the bad news - I've removed the more advanced 16-bit processing and the batch-processing which I'll redo in a more sophisticated form for a 'pro' version but you can keep using v1.87 if that's something you need.

The good news is I've balanced that with some other improvements -

1/ A really useful quick preview - shows a thumbnail version of the picture which only takes a second or so to generate before you spend several minutes creating the full version
2/ Changed the radio buttons for 4 simple number fields which go from 1-10 with 5 being the default. This gives finer control with 10 options instead of 5 for each setting

For the pro version I'm thinking of :

1/ Direct import of RAW files as well as the 16-bit tiffs
2/ Batch processing where you can set different parameters for each photo by looking at a sheet of preview icons
3/ Specifying the target dimensions so it can resize file automatically to a max side of 800 for example - either before or after processing.
4/ Finer control of the settings - the four settings at the moment actually control about a dozen different pieces of functionality
5/ Definition of presets and saving preferences
6/ Suggestions welcome for anything else...
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Given the webpage a refresh. C&C welcome. http://www.martinandanna.talktalk.net/autohdr.html
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