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Computer related questions => Free software links, and recommendations => Topic started by: spinner on January 01, 2010, 07:22:29 PM

Title: HDR
Post by: spinner on January 01, 2010, 07:22:29 PM
Has it fallen out of favour? No one has posted in months. If it's still being done, what are people using? I had Redynamix plug in but it would appear that the licence got wiped when I upgraded to Win7. I forgot that the licencing of things is resident in the registry and didn't back it up.  >:( If had to reinstall/relicence a bunch of stuff as a result. I really don't feel like buying another licence for redynamix so I've been looking elsewhere (read freeware). I found Qtpfsgui 1.9.3 which was built on Linux and doesn't work on Windows quite the same (it won't open raw files or dng even though it claims it does) I've tried Picturenaut 3.0 claimed to be the next best thing to Qtpfsgui, which is claimed to be the next best thing since sliced bread. I digress, as said Qtp...won't open raws, Picturenaut gives a completely black piccy after spending about 10 mins combining 6 dng files. PS's built in program just sucks IMHO. Photomatix basic won't do raw or dng either, so ladies and gents, is there anything out there that does? New and improved over last years crop or doesn't anyone care about HDR anymore?
Title: Re: HDR
Post by: oRGie on January 01, 2010, 08:50:16 PM
I'm not really a fan of the typical overcooked hdr results, but I use the theory behind it just using layers and the various blending options in ps. The few times I had a go at it I just used the ps option and it worked ok, but I used 3 exposures, never tried 6.  :beer:
Title: Re: HDR
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on January 01, 2010, 09:12:29 PM
Have you tried Dynamic-photo HDR ?
nice little programme and user friendly
I can send you it if your interested
Title: Re: HDR
Post by: spinner on January 01, 2010, 11:56:17 PM
They're the same folk make ReDynaMix, wonder what's different about it. Sure I wouldn't mind giving it a go Alf, thanks.
Title: Re: HDR
Post by: spinner on January 01, 2010, 11:58:18 PM
I'm not really a fan of the typical overcooked hdr results, but I use the theory behind it just using layers and the various blending options in ps. The few times I had a go at it I just used the ps option and it worked ok, but I used 3 exposures, never tried 6.  :beer:

Thats why I gave it up, the overcooked look, but some reading I've done lately suggests you can lighten up on that and get an image that's not too bad, so I thought I'd give it another go.
Title: Re: HDR
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on January 02, 2010, 12:00:31 AM
They're the same folk make ReDynaMix, wonder what's different about it. Sure I wouldn't mind giving it a go Alf, thanks.
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Title: Re: HDR
Post by: spinner on January 02, 2010, 04:35:31 PM
Got it Alf, thanks much! ;D
Title: Re: HDR
Post by: kerbside on May 16, 2012, 10:46:37 PM
New to this forum but I use Niksoft HDR Pro which is an add on for Photoshop CS5 as far as I can see it works really well and I am very pleased with it.
You can get a 30 day free trial version.
Title: Re: HDR
Post by: Hinfrance on May 17, 2012, 07:25:12 AM
I just got an upgrade (free on my old licence) of Photomatix to 4.2 and they seem to have dealt with the noise creation problem.

Like Alf though, I prefer Dynamic Photo for adding a light touch when it seems like the right thing to do. I'm not into the 'Harry Potter' school of HDR. There is THIS (http://www.flickr.com/groups/realhdr/) group on Flickr - mostly the contributors stick to the rule of not overdoing it, but it's not well moderated and amongst the sane examples there are still plenty of overcooked monstrosities.