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Old Aug 6, 2010, 8:05 PM   #11
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Hi Honnes, in the following link you will find a quick tutorial of what I (more or less) do to get an HDR plus some examples of mine.
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...work-fz35.html
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Boy I wish there was a way to make an HDR from a single Jpeg, yet alone 3 Jpegs. But the true HDR image is produced best from RAW files, where the software can manipulate the image using its native data before the camera compresses and hence changes the original data. I just purchased a Panny ZS7 and I am very happy with the unit, but if only it had the RAW format

I am not sure if your camera has that feature, but if it does, try using it and then plug the RAW image (or bracket 3 images if you could) into your HDR software and post your results for us.


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Thanks for the feedback, advice, and opinions .

I hope to shoot some photos today somewhere in the nature, and will give it another try when I have some time . As for my camera, it can shoot jpeg + raw, so I'll go for the RAW pics then
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But the true HDR image is produced best from RAW files
Agreed but...

What most people (myself included) call an HDR image is really an LDR, tone-mapped representation of an HDR image.

The way some software (I'm particularly thinking of Photomatix here) does that tone-mapping can give a certain look to an image just like any other processing. That 'look' has become known as HDR but that is a misnomer - it's really a specific type of tone-mapping.

Depending on the scene, you might need to shoot RAW or use multiple exposures to capture the full dynamic range but on many you won't and on those you can certainly get that 'HDR' look from a single jpeg.
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Depending on the scene, you might need to shoot RAW or use multiple exposures to capture the full dynamic range but on many you won't and on those you can certainly get that 'HDR' look from a single jpeg.
I also use Photomatrix and always thought I needed a RAW file for that single shot method. I'll definitely have to give that a try with a Jpeg. Maybe my ZS7 will be happy after all.
Thanks for the tip Martin.
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Hi Honnes, in the following link you will find a quick tutorial of what I (more or less) do to get an HDR plus some examples of mine.
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...work-fz35.html

this is topic to read for any newbies in HDR world.

I got a tripod recently but still, can squeeze few good HDR pieces..its not an easy job , Edufloyd did it really good.
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Old Aug 9, 2010, 8:41 AM   #17
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Thanks hrvoje xyz for oyur words!!
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Depending on the scene, you might need to shoot RAW or use multiple exposures to capture the full dynamic range but on many you won't and on those you can certainly get that 'HDR' look from a single jpeg.
And don't forget that you can create multiple exposures files from one RAW, using Photoshop or other RAW extraction software. That's my choice when I only have one good RAW shot to rely on. Still not as good as having multiple shots through the camera at each EV level, but when you're in a pinch, it'll work. "''Tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door. But 'tis enough - 'twill serve!"
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