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Old Dec 23, 2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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I know that tone mapping is used for single exposures. The problem is I just don't know how to do it. I have Paint Shop Pro X2 and Photoshop CS3. Can someone please help me with this?
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Old Dec 24, 2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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mswendy, if you're talking about doing HDR blending (which includes tone mapping), check out this tutorial:


Photoshop has a built-in HDR function.

For single exposures, you can sort of simulate HDR -- especially if you use a RAW master image -- but it won't be as good as blending multiple shots taken at different exposures.

Here's another tutorial that deals with single images:


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Old Dec 29, 2007, 9:24 PM   #3
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I don't have either of those editors, so I can't help with specifics, but I gather that they both are capable of HDR. If you have the ability to create camera profiles within the HDR part of the program, it may be possible, after creating the profile, to use the HDR on a single image, with the camera profile. I do this with Photoimpact by first taking several exposures to create a HDR image, then save this as a profile for my camera. From what I remember of an earlier version of PSP, it works very much like PI, so this may work for you.

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