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Old Oct 14, 2009, 9:13 AM   #21
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...i thinkeasy hdr would have been the correct program for this shot
On what assumption or experience or grounds do you say that, Simon? Or to put the question a little different - how much difference is there and what are the main differences between Photomatix Pro and Easy HDR?

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Old Oct 14, 2009, 10:42 AM   #22
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ok i find easy hdr more natural looking from the offset im not saying it is a better program as photomatix is superior but you tend to gain the unatural look more with photomatix and dynamic hdr no doubt with tweaking you can create the same look with each program but easy hdr you cannot go too overboard .
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 11:14 AM   #23
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Thought I'd share my experience so far in this area.
Been following this thread as a newbee - especially to HDR. Avoided HDR as I thought of it as for "Advanced Shooters" - I was wrong - this is easy in Photomax and provides great results. I often shoot with +/-0.7 exposure bracketing so have some good images to play with.
I tried Qtpfsgui first. It can't translate the raw files from my D80 - keep getting errors from the translator's exe. I tried loading the *.NEF files multiple ways with no joy. Moved over to some JPG images - tried it with JPG images and read them fine - but then crashed on me when it attempted to auto-align. Tried it with different autoalign option - no crash but lots of ghosting and other problems with image. Lots of different options tried, etc - can't seem to get good results and quickly lost interest with crashes and lack of Raw conversion.
Then I tried the Photomatix trial - and used all the options suggested at the beginning of this thread. Read my RAW's fine and got a very nice resulting image on the very first try. Morale of the story - you get what you pay for. Will likely buy Photomatix - easy to use - great results.
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 11:43 AM   #24
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If I ever download and try Photomatirx, and any other such program, Bwahahahahahah, I'll never admit it...

I'll just post the images, as if they were totally normal shots....!!!!!!

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If I ever download and try Photomatirx, and any other such program, Bwahahahahahah, I'll never admit it...

I'll just post the images, as if they were totally normal shots....!!!!!!

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LMAO .....

CCYZCH i also found the freeware very buggy and un responsive but i put it down to having a 64 bit machine i guess this was not the case now
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 2:50 PM   #27
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ok here is a example of what i mean these 3 shots are by 3 hdr programs in NO way have i tweaked or moved any of the sliders this is how the image is generated by the program to start off .

photomatix .



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so what you think ? which looks more natural as standard ? hope this helps with my comments regarding why i would suggest trying a different program instead of just one on certian images

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WOW!

The last one by Dynamic HDR is really dynamic!! This is the one to use if you want to go overbord! Totally!

Looks like Easy HDR gives nice and natural looking results.


But, since it was a sunrise-picture I would guess that it really was as dark as the Photomatix-picture shows.

But, Simon - you forgot to post the single 0EV-shot for comparison!


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WOW!

The last one by Dynamic HDR is really dynamic!! This is the one to use if you want to go overbord! Totally!

Looks like Easy HDR gives nice and natural looking results.


But, since it was a sunrise-picture I would guess that it really was as dark as the Photomatix-picture shows.

But, Simon - you forgot to post the single 0EV-shot for comparison!


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i think this might be one ? just when the rise was starting. not too sur as i havent got my nikon software installed at the moment




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How about a bit of this and a bit of that?
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