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Old Feb 22, 2010, 3:09 PM   #81
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Martin: "Map" is not working at all. Giving weird results. "Segmented" was much better. Are you there?
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Old Feb 22, 2010, 3:27 PM   #82
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Hi Ordo. It always uses segmented now so I removed the option. The 'Map' box is just if you're curious how it's doing it - it shows areas that need a lot of correction (dark) and areas that don't need much correction (light). I did slightly reduce the level of segmentation it checks though to improve the speed (v1.27 is more than twice as fast as 1.26). If you have a picture that isn't working well in 1.27 then if you post it I can take a look and add it to my test pictures.
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Old Feb 22, 2010, 3:54 PM   #83
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I see. Its working ok. The loupe makes a difference!
BTW I always use Quality. Not really useful Average and Fast.

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Old Feb 22, 2010, 3:56 PM   #84
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Wow, ordo... thanks! Looks great!, #2
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 8:35 AM   #85
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I needed a break from reading all the squabble of what is best, or better, in another HDR-tread her, so I would like to point out that we have a perfect "in-house"-development going on her, with Martin's Auto-HDR which I have tested several times now.

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Run through Auto-HDR v1.17 at 'normal' and 'average' settings.

I had with intend chosen a photo with strong lateral lines / wire-stays because I know from experinece that even Photomatix has problems rendering a smooth sky when it is broken up by strong contrasty dividers, like this here.

This pseudo-HDR came out first-rate, in my opinion! Thank you, Martin for providing us with such a handy tool as Auto-HDR really is. And best of all, the *.exe-file is only 64 KB big !!

Amazing programming, if you ask me!


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Old Mar 17, 2010, 9:53 AM   #86
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Thanks Walter.

I've been busy at work over the last week but I've uploaded v1.41 today and I'm pretty pleased with the results it's giving me so far.

Last problem I need to fix is that it sometimes has trouble with difficult treelines against bright skies...
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Thanks Walter.

I've been busy at work over the last week but I've uploaded v1.41 today and I'm pretty pleased with the results it's giving me so far.

Last problem I need to fix is that it sometimes has trouble with difficult treelines against bright skies...
Not such a remarkable achiement compared to my MAC program which automatically substitutes a picture of a small polar bear, everytime I shoot an image of my tea-cup Yorkie Chato.

I might change my mind if you wrote a MAC version of this software...

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Old Mar 27, 2010, 7:41 AM   #88
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just came across this, excellent work martin ive been intrigued by these HDR pics but have had no real idea how to do this and then i find this thread!

trying it now, i have thousands of Pictures to try it out on (as im sure more people do) i cannot thank you enough
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Old Mar 27, 2010, 8:09 AM   #89
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just thought i would post this a litle different to what tests were posted earlier, i went to Egypt earlier this month and in our hotel's main lobby they had a huge domed stained glass section of the roof.

the first picture is the original the second is the processed version.
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Old Mar 27, 2010, 8:20 AM   #90
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Congratulations Blaupunkt!



That goes to show how good this software really is. You have got so much more details coming out of that stained-glass window.

Well done - it is a good photo as well. Not an easy one to take with the light coming in as it does.


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