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Old Jun 5, 2008, 5:59 PM   #21
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I checked out that site. Their programs are really for PCs and i use Mac. Anoyone out there using an HDR program for a Mac that really works.
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http://www.hdrsoft.com/download.html
hey Caryl, try this link. it say's they have Photomatix for Mac OS
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Old Jun 5, 2008, 6:24 PM   #22
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Thanks John. I downloaded it but had trouble using it. I think I do as well with layers. My main interest is in painting and manipulation anyway.
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Old Jun 5, 2008, 6:24 PM   #23
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Thanks John. I downloaded it but had trouble using it. I think I do as well with layers. My main interest is in painting and manipulation anyway.
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Old Jun 5, 2008, 6:30 PM   #24
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Beautifully done. This HDR has really peaked my interest. I must try doing it the right way. YOu have composed these really well with good color and detail.
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Caryl, thanks for your appreciation!

As Iwrote in my reply to one ofyour posts,relying onmyhumble experiences, I can suggest thatyoutryanother dedicated software for HDR other than CS3 (which is still a great tool for everthing else!!)
Write this is also a really great program as you can also do HDR 1 photo at a time instead of having to open 3 photos like in photomatix, http://www.mediachance.com/hdri/index.htmlit also has a free trial
Hey, I've downloaded and tried the Dynamic-Photo HDR today! Here's the comperative result to #1 above HDR(ed) by Photomatix. I tried to remain as natural as possible with the settings during the process. Imay do better I think when I have time to play around it (andeven read the tutorial someday :-)) My initial impression is that it is more punchy! but at a cost of detail loss in shade areas..Anyway below is aquotationfrom the suggested workflowof the software:

....command in the menu Image to show the Batch window



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press Run Batch! button[/align]

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It's really a great program and affordable also, nice edit but like you say if you play around with it more it will knock your socks off arkadasnow I'm going to bed and in the morning I'll take my coffee break:G
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Old Jun 6, 2008, 4:45 AM   #25
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....I tried to remain as natural as possible with the settings during the process.
I took a look at their site, and I'll certainly download the trial, having seen your excellent comparative results The point for me, bahadir, which only you can answer, from memory or looking at the original images, is which of them is nearer to what you remember?

In the Photomatix one the sky is rather ominous, as in many HDR images published around these forums. In the Dynamic Photo one, it's a nice day, the sort of thing I'd expect from your part of the world, showing a cloudscape (for which you're pretty famous, ISTR) in a bright blue sky.

If it was in fact a nice, partly sunny, day, that's just the sort of scene I'd want to capture but find hard because of my 8-bit limitations. On the other hand, when there really is a looming, dramatic sky ahead of me, as apparently present in many HDR shots, I'll often want to expose for that and not bother much with the foreground.

What I'd like is a technical means of overcoming technological limitations, and this pair of shots beautifully demonstrates the potential for doing so, if the most recent is the better representation.

To suit my taste, I'd probably desaturate it a little.
P.S. I just tried it, decided it was fine as it was, so no I wouldn't!

Thanks for the 'research paper'.
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Old Jun 6, 2008, 5:49 AM   #26
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My friend i know you wanted to remain as natural as possible, but you can do so much with this program, this is just as an example
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@ Caryl:Having checked out the link John provided, I'd suggest youfurther trythe software. True, I quite likelayer mask method, still, there could be some scenarios you might find the HDR stand out

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@ Alan : I'm so pleased to read your kind evaluation for my research paper! I have always tried to be a good student, at least the one that never cheats :-)

I have gained some very satisfactory results from Photomatix,thoughsome irrecoverably awful ones at times:-)I guess I'lllearn more about Dynamic Photo HDR as this is my first try with it! As for your question, actually it was the blue of the sky which Dynamic Photo pulled of better (as you put it above), while the Photomatix yielded a more realistic and less contrasty and therefore more detailed landscape. On the other hand, I should add that Dynamic Photo's punchy light shade style tend tomodel the objects more dramatically providing a further 3D look to them, according to myhumble experience!

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@ Hercules: Arkadaş,I amvery pleased about receivinganotherfeedback from you, this time an illustrated one : ) Oh,I almost likenedthe above version of yoursa scene from 300 Spartans! Somewhat surreal, with dramatic light and shade interplay, causing dark shadows on the pillars for example,as if from the clouds above! Thank you again for the encouragement

Now, any idea for the small embedded text at the bottomthat spoilsthe picture:G


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...Now, any idea for the small embedded text at the bottomthat spoilsthe picture...
Yes, I'll pm you something to try. I'm sure you'll buy it as I would once I was happy I'd use it regularly.
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@ Hercules: Arkadaş,I amvery pleased about receivinganotherfeedback from you, this time an illustrated one : ) Oh,I almost likenedthe above version of yoursa scene from 300 Spartans! Somewhat surreal, with dramatic light and shade interplay, causing dark shadows on the pillars for example,as if from the clouds above! Thank you again for the encouragement

Now, any idea for the small embedded text at the bottomthat spoilsthe picture:G

Thanks, now about that small text that spoils the picture what got rid of it for me was to pay for it arkadas lol
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Yes, I'll pm you something to try. I'm sure you'll buy it as I would once I was happy I'd use it regularly.
I've just gotten it! Thank you so much : )

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Thanks, now about that small text that spoils the picture what got rid of it for me was to pay for it arkadas lol
Ah, onceyou start buying, there seems to be no end, arkadaş :G That one wouldmake a worthy purchase though!

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Btw, thank you for the kind PMs, dear friends
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