Posted on 06/26/2007

Photo taken on February  1, 2007

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Das Isartal und Photomatix - Isar Valley and Photomatix

Das Isartal und Photomatix - Isar Valley and Photomatix
Today, I downloaded a trial version of Photomatix Pro (hence the watermarks). This software needs three pictures or more with different exposure to create one very detailed HDR (High Dynamic Range) version.
This is my first attempt: I left it to the software to see what was best and didn’t change settings, but you get an idea of its potential. For me, it’s love at first sight...

[Edit: I have now replaced the Photomatix-marked version with a clean one; I’ve paid my dues...].

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Nice work! I've just been reading up on this recently and was wondering about trial versions... I'll have to check this out. Thanks for the details :-)
9 years ago.
Kees has replied to Stiletto
I’m glad you like it!
Today, I still use Photomatix quite often, but prefer the “single picture” option, by which one TIFF picture (converted from RAW, in my case) is being processed to get as much detail as possible from it. Multiple images (even when they’ve been bracketed automatically) often show “ghost elements” (branches moving in the wind, people walking) and tend to be spectacular rather than natural.

An example of single file processing:


No conspicuous differences from an ordinary JPEG, unless you look closely at the details (in the original size picture!), especially in the shadows at the top of the door.
9 years ago.
Stiletto has replied to Kees
Oh gosh, thank you so much for your explanation; very interesting and informative. So you only use one image... I didn't know that was an option. I definitely have to try this out! :-)
9 years ago.