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Old Mar 28, 2010, 4:30 PM   #1
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Set bracketing to 1 EV steps (takes 3 photos).

This is the "proper" exposure. (or middle of the exposure range).
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 4:34 PM   #2
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This is the composite after using CS4's HDR import (just default settings).
Since this is the first time I have tried this (well about the 15th time today, but first time ever was today) I was wondering what one would normally to adjust it?
Seems the high lights are to high lighted to me, but I just upgrade from Elements 4 to CS4 (Ok and Windows XP to 7).

Note had to convert to 8 bytes per channel to use JPG for upload here.

Seems like the shadowed area on her body is much improved, but the sunny area is blown out now.
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This is the composite after using CS4's HDR import (just default settings).
Since this is the first time I have tried this (well about the 15th time today, but first time ever was today) I was wondering what one would normally to adjust it?
Seems the high lights are to high lighted to me, but I just upgrade from Elements 4 to CS4 (Ok and Windows XP to 7).

Note had to convert to 8 bytes per channel to use JPG for upload here.

Seems like the shadowed area on her body is much improved, but the sunny area is blown out now.
Yes.

I suggest you move away from the default settings...

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Yep. Washed out...
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Well the thing is, I don't really see any settings, other than a slider on the histogram (is that what it is called). Seems like there should be more, but I am totally lost here.
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Well the thing is, I don't really see any settings, other than a slider on the histogram (is that what it is called). Seems like there should be more, but I am totally lost here.
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I only have CS2. But on that program I use the "Merge to HDR" command from Bridge. I slect the files, the program then loads the files, and as you say, gives me only one slider. However, after I process from that dialogue another dialogue comes up giving me control over gamma and exposure.

And of course, once processed there's no law that states I can't further process the image in Photoshop.

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I believe you'll enjoy the extensive control of a dedicated software such as Photomatix or Dynamic HDR will allow you. I only use my CS4 for the post refinement session. As for you example, I've just tried a pseudo hdr from your middle shot, which took just a minute to to attain a faithful, non blown out output : )

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