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Old Jul 27, 2011, 2:39 PM   #1
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Default Quick (Very quick) try at AutoHDR

Downloaded that free AutoHDR thingy and gave a couple of tries. Could be interesting but I think I will get a copy of the program Ziggy's using?

Here are 2 before (pp) and after with AHDR. From the Whidbey Files.

In fairness they suggest RAW/ORF files but I don't have any on this computer.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 3:13 PM   #2
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The first one's not too bad but the 2nd one is awful.

Go to http://hdrsoftware.com/
they have a 15% off code for the HDR apps they review. If it works you can get Photomatix Lite for US$34

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Interesting. Here is a comparison of a shot that I tried last year. Just a one click adjustment at the default settings. i was pretty pleased for so little effort.

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I do prefer the after images, in all cases.

In the first set, it's unfortunate that the clouds lost quite a bit of detail, though. I wonder what they would've looked like, if you were using a polarizing filter..? I do like how it made the sky much deeper blue.

The flower looks much more crisp in the after image, but it definitely looks processed. I like both photos.

In the roof (pagoda?) photos, I really like how the program brought out the wood grain and details in the bell (windchime?) and again, the improvement in the color of the sky.

The changes are quite subtle, but they do have a positive impact, in my opinion.

Thank you for sharing!
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Subtle changes Steven, pretty good.
I took the original of the sky shot and just touched it a little in Picasa. I like it better, it's kept or enhanced the cloud detail that Jeannie the Bug pointed out, Thanks.
And the blue of the sky.
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Subtle changes Steven, pretty good.
I took the original of the sky shot and just touched it a little in Picasa. I like it better, it's kept or enhanced the cloud detail that Jeannie the Bug pointed out, Thanks.
And the blue of the sky.
I think you are right Ken. Your little tweak made it better. Now it definitely is superior to the original. Nice colors.
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I took the original of the sky shot and just touched it a little in Picasa. I like it better, it's kept or enhanced the cloud detail that Jeannie the Bug pointed out, Thanks.
And the blue of the sky.
See, JeannieBug, every once in a while Ken does listen to advice!

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see, jeanniebug, every once in a while ken does listen to advice!

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Now the cloud photo looks fantastic!

Oh, Ken... Jeannie the Bug... Well, that is where JeannieBug comes from, but no one has called me that in MANY MANY years! Thanks for the memory and chuckle!

LOL Ted!
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Now the cloud photo looks fantastic!

Oh, Ken... Jeannie the Bug... Well, that is where JeannieBug comes from, but no one has called me that in MANY MANY years! Thanks for the memory and chuckle!

LOL Ted!
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