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Old Feb 18, 2011, 3:47 AM   #331
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Thanks Brian, I've got quite a list of good ideas and changes/fixes to make for the next beta release which will hopefully be sometime next week.
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Old Feb 18, 2011, 6:13 AM   #332
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Let me ...contribute a little with your next improvement!It would be wise when closing the program WITHOUT having saved the processed photo, a question about that, "do you want to save etc".a.
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Version 1.138beta is available: http://www.martinandanna.talktalk.ne...R1.138beta.exe

Includes some bug fixes and interface enhancements. Better management of the loaded files means you can scroll through an optional thumbnail list, click on the thumbnails, see some limited EXIF information etc.

Couple of screenshots before/after a 6-shot HDR:

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Old Feb 20, 2011, 9:47 PM   #334
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The changes you've made have really improved the ui of the app. My thoughts: making Preview a magnifying glass on top of a page wasn't a good idea. Pretty non-intuitive. That line could be changed from a "process" button and the "preview" icon to two smaller button: "preview" and "process".

There's a small issue with the save before exit implementation. I did process and then save. still, on exit i was asked if i wanted to save the image and over-write. I've attached a screen capture which I hope explains what i mean.
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 5:17 AM   #335
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Thanks Frank - I'll take a look at that bug. I'm in two minds about the preview - ideally I'd like to make it fast enough that the preview is redundant and it could just update the main image (admittedly at the lower screen resolution) and then process the full size image when you click the button. So if it goes to plan the preview button will disappear completely.
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...ideally I'd like to make it fast enough that the preview is redundant and it could just update the main image (admittedly at the lower screen resolution) ...
i'm much in favor of that. most apps i use just do that. they're just updating a smaller/almost thumbnail size so it's pretty quick. even the ones that update a larger image do that. some wait a second while the slider is moving and then propagate the change.

the app did crash a lot when i was trying to drag/drop without previously loading an image. if i can get to the point where i can reproduce it at will, i'll add the info here.
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I tried processing a couple 5-exposure series, without saving, and on a third set, got an exception error (sorry, I didn't copy the data). May have been memory, as I looked at task manager and found the memory usage had grown with each set. There doesn't seem to be a way to delete previous pics.
The alignment appears to work well, and the resulting photo was as good as with any other program I have used. Thanks.

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Thanks Brian - I'll take a look at memory use as well.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 7:15 AM   #339
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Hi Martin!


Most of our readers will know me to be one of the members here using and defending the HDR-technology very much. Having used both Photomatix and DP-HDR extensively, I had to test out your own software as well, after you made it possible to use more than one exposure. I have used the latest download - AutoHDR1.138beta.exe


Let me first upload a very downsized examle of the Median-file:

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...which everyone can see is not very exciting at all - rather dull, if you ask me...

I used alltogether 5 exposures (at 5to6Mb each!)with the >Median< as shown above + 2 with 0,7EV's lighter and 2 with 0,7EV's darker.



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This is what came out from your software, and after a little adjustment in levels:


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And this is the end-product after some more pp in Photoshop, with some tweeking, etc. Quite a good rendering - if I might say so. I must say, I am pleased!

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I had some difficulties in finding out what was happening, and the question "Am I doing it right" was always there - until I started the rendering-process as such (pushing the "Process"-button. From there on it was just a matter of waiting (processing time was 28 minutes) and the saving the outcome.

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When saving I got this error-warning (I did copy the debugging-text, if you need it) but after pushing "Continue" it was all right.



Thank you Martin, I am sure you have the makings of a good HDR-program here. It needs some more developing of the UI, which is still not very self explaining.





I don't know what happened to all the other attachments - one minute they where there and now they are gone!
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I had tp load up again because the first load-up was gone....


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Median file:


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Levels:


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Product:



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The finnished product:




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