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Old Oct 31, 2009, 2:12 AM   #11
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Thank you, vvcarpio - for your patience and explanation of your technique with Dynamic Photo HDR.

Myself I use Photomatix Pro and get quite a cick out of it as well, but always using at least 3 exposures.

I must try your way as well, one day!

Thank you for taking your time to explain!
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To Ollie@Oz:

I wish I could say that too, but using layers in Photoshop is out of my league at the moment. I'v only just started out with pp and use mainly Elements 7 so far.

But, I'm eager to learn an will be there - where you are today - some day. Thanks for your comments.

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...Always looks unnatural in some part of he photo
In my last thread; Shooting up an oak-tree there is a picture of an oak-tree where I think it's almost impossible to tell that this is a HDR-rendering produced in Photomatix Pro.


And BTW - being a control-freak is good!!

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You can take any photo into Photomatix by converting to 32 bit and saving as tiff. You can then play with the HDR controls for something different.
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I can't resist uploading this because I think it shows one of HDR's strengths. I guess you can say the picture is both under and over exposed. It's a challenge to take it in the first place because of the big bright window and the dark interior. Were I to fix this with Microsoft's Digital Image Suite Editor (my graphics program), I might have to trace and make separate adjustments to the dark and bright areas. HDR balanced it out for me -- all in "one-click", I might add...

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Personally, lighting on the kids' faces (lots of shadows) in the original was just what I was trying to achieve. But the view from the window, which I also wanted captured, was washed out. This was taken about five years ago with my Kodak DC280 point-and-shoot.

I'm still going through my old photos and simply being wowed by HDR. Maybe someday I'll have a more discerning eye and start making tweaks. For now, it's like having a new pair of earphones and I'm just trying out all my old mp3 files -- including my vintage vinyl rips...
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You can take any photo into Photomatix by converting to 32 bit and saving as tiff. You can then play with the HDR controls for something different.
Wow that's a nice enhancement. It added color and life to the pale-looking original.
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 8:46 AM   #15
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...by converting to 32 bit and saving as tiff...
Oh yes? And how or where (in Photomatix itself or in Photoshop?) does one do that?

I don't even know how to do that...

Apologies to vvcarpio for hi-jacking his thread and asking all kinds of questions. Sorry!



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Apologies to vvcarpio for hi-jacking his thread and asking all kinds of questions. Sorry!


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Hey that's what we're here for -- to learn from one another !
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In Photoshop at the top click open IMAGE under MODE you will see the the choices.....8 bit/channel, 16 bit/channel, 32 bit/channel. By choosing 32 bit and saving as a tiff you can then use Photomatix to OPEN the file.
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Thank's Bynx - one can count on you, every time!
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