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Old Mar 30, 2012, 8:48 AM   #1
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Default Picassa HDR simulation

The latest version of Picassa has an image adjustment mode called HDRish. I think that it's a pretty good addition. What is the best feature of this is that subjects in motion can now be presented in "kinda" HDR. What is your opinion?
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 9:00 AM   #2
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Looks like you could frame it and no one would know that it's not a painting.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 5:48 PM   #3
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Yes, it looks like a Chinese painting.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 4:55 PM   #4
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Interesting. Somehow, the depth got flattened out, for a very interesting effect. Somewhat like a Chinese painting, yes. The process might be worth developing further.

There are two other alternatives to do HDR for moving objects:

1. AutoHDR
2. Shoot in RAW and make a series of different exposures, then process them in an HDR.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 7:40 PM   #5
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Personally, I think the quality is pretty bad. Can't be compared to real pseudo-HDR softwares like the ones by Topaz labs and Lucis Arts. With these ones you can get really good pseudo-HDR images from single raw files.

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