Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 10, 2010, 2:14 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: athens greece
Posts: 322
Default

Thank you all folks, it was a tricky day, bright sun and dark shadows, so I had a lot of post prossesing which I normaly prefer to avoid, with P.shop and Martin Sykes software. By the way, are there any instructions or manual about Martin Sykes' software?alexander
kibaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2010, 4:10 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
frank-in-toronto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 1,083
Default

For info, all i can find is the tutorial on his website.
http://www.autohdr.co.uk/autohdrhelp.html
(sorry that the link doesn't take you to the actual tutorial. i haven't coded html in some time so i can't remember why that is but, look at the first line "Click here for the new online tutorial")

It took me some time to catch on, but eventually i figured out that the shadows setting works to get detail from shadows and the highlight does the same for highlight. so, shadows set higher makes your shadows less dark and highlights set higher makes your sky more dark. That is very simply put but it gave me a clue on what custom settings to try.

one way to see what settings will do what pleases you is to try them on a small jpg. that way the processing is quicker and you can run thru many combinations. then note the setting you like for various types of images...people, buildings, nature.

i'm way early in the learning process for this app but i like what it does very much. i like to think of it as DR out-of-camera. i finally figured out that dragging and dropping more than one image processes them all. this didn't seem to work on my old slow pc as it took too long to get thru the first one. also, it takes me a moment every time to figure out which is the preview image and which is my original. but those little nits aside, it really is a great utility.

Last edited by frank-in-toronto; Dec 10, 2010 at 4:20 AM.
frank-in-toronto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2010, 4:15 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: athens greece
Posts: 322
Default

Where is that -shadows set higher and highlights set higher - that you mention? My choises are: detail - strength - contrast - saturation and format, only...
My version says -v1.87-...

Last edited by kibaris; Dec 10, 2010 at 4:27 AM.
kibaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2010, 7:44 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
frank-in-toronto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 1,083
Default

get the newer version. 1.126

his selection of version numbering is different than you might be used to. 87 is much less than 126.
Attached Images
 
frank-in-toronto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2010, 1:43 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
MartinSykes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cheshire, UK
Posts: 854
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frank-in-toronto View Post
For info, all i can find is the tutorial on his website.
http://www.autohdr.co.uk/autohdrhelp.html
(sorry that the link doesn't take you to the actual tutorial. i haven't coded html in some time so i can't remember why that is but, look at the first line "Click here for the new online tutorial")
Glad people are finding it useful.

The only help so far is the online help. I haven't got round to doing the last page yet but I've been working on different workflows to get the best results.

The link always going to the main page is just how the web server is set up. any www.autohdr.co.uk address redirects to www.martinandanna.talktalk.net/autohdr.html I could set it up differently but when I did it originally there was only the one page.
__________________
AutoHDR - Free HDR software for Windows at http://www.autohdr.co.uk on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=...36045126467361
My Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinsykes
Panasonic DMC-FZ38, Sony ­α580
MartinSykes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 11:32 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,487
Default

Wow! Those are awesome shots!
LTZ470 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:07 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: athens greece
Posts: 322
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MartinSykes View Post
Glad people are finding it useful.

The only help so far is the online help.
I downloaded the latest version now , which is extremely fast! (I had 1.87)

One question though: which are the settings that leave the fotograph as it was, with no alteration at all? In order for me to be able to make my own adjustments? (for example, if I only want a little sharpness more, but nothing else).
kibaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:14 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
MartinSykes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cheshire, UK
Posts: 854
Default

Detail=0,contrast=5,saturation=5,shadows=0,highlig hts=0 should leave your image pretty much untouched.

If you just want sharpness without too much HDR effect, try increasing detail to 10 but only increase the shadows/highlights to 1 or 2.
__________________
AutoHDR - Free HDR software for Windows at http://www.autohdr.co.uk on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=...36045126467361
My Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinsykes
Panasonic DMC-FZ38, Sony ­α580
MartinSykes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:26 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: athens greece
Posts: 322
Default

Thank you Martin! This will be the starting point for my processing!
One more question (again!): the preview icon lies exactly on top of the "up and down buttons". Am I doing something wrong? And if I want to delete the preview icon, do I have to restart the application?
kibaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 2:07 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
MartinSykes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cheshire, UK
Posts: 854
Default

The position of the preview is fine on newer operating systems but someone else said they had the same problem with Win95 I think.

A bit of a bug on getting rid of the preview but you can do it by going to the advanced option, turning on the auto preview, clickibg OK, going back to the advanced options, turning off the auto preview and clicking OK again. I'll get a proper fix to both of these in the next version.
__________________
AutoHDR - Free HDR software for Windows at http://www.autohdr.co.uk on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=...36045126467361
My Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinsykes
Panasonic DMC-FZ38, Sony ­α580
MartinSykes is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:27 AM.