March 09, 2008

Tips for HDR in Photoshop & Lightroom

  • Colin Smith of PhotoshopCafe.com has posted a tutorial on creating high dynamic range images using Photoshop, then tone mapping them using Photoshop’s built-in tools as well as HDRSoft’s Photomatix plug-in for Photoshop.  Scroll all the way down for a cool theater shot Colin created using these techniques.
  • Over on LightroomNews, Sean McCormack covers LR/Enfuse, Timothy Armes’ project to integrate the open-source Enfuse blending program right into Lightroom.  LR/Enfuse is available from Timothy’s site & is supported by user donations.

On a slightly related note, if the topic of digital dynamic range is up your alley, you might want to check out Stu Maschwitz’s detailed experiments with video gear.

Posted by John Nack at 5:34 PM on March 09, 2008

Comments

  • Chris Laurence — 7:25 AM on March 10, 2008

    John:
    Not quite on point to HDR, but since HDR is useful for panoramas and since you may be in the know: Photoshop CS3′s Auto-blend is great, usually surpassing the results of all other available blenders (Enblend, Smartblend) in both speed and results. It has one significant shortcoming applicable to 360 degree panos, however — it does not blend around the “wrap.” Currently, significant workarounds are required to overcome this. Do you have any visibility to whether this will be addressed in the future?
    [All I can say is that this is a great feature request. :-) --J.]

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