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Old 03-11-2008, 11:30 AM
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Ok so after playing around with all the tonemappin

I have tried Photomatrix , qtpfsqui, Lucisart and DCE tools'redynamix
the one I keep going back to use is Redynamix again and again .
Its simple and does what I want easily.
And at just $17.00 as a PS plugin its great.
Wish I hadn't bought the other ones.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:01 PM
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Re: Ok so after playing around with all the tonema

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I have tried Photomatrix , qtpfsqui, Lucisart and DCE tools'redynamix
the one I keep going back to use is Redynamix again and again .
Its simple and does what I want easily.
And at just $17.00 as a Photoshop plugin its great.
Wish I hadn't bought the other ones.
Any chance you can do a image comparing these ?

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Old 03-11-2008, 12:17 PM
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Re: Ok so after playing around with all the tonema

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Any chance you can do a image comparing these ?

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its not the image , its the amount of tweaking needed to be done to get the image . Redynamix gets it done with less tweaking .

download the demo its free and try it out .
they all get to the same point eventually , its just faster with it .
I actually am starting to prefer to just plain tonemap with PS but first a small tweek with Redynamix.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:55 PM
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Re: Ok so after playing around with all the tonema

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Any chance you can do a image comparing these ?

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Seems like you came to the same conclusion ?

For the last few days i have been messing around with the trial of

Dynamic photo hdri

http://www.mediachance.com/hdri/index.html

and i have had lots fun and got better results than on other Free hdr software, and it wasnt that hard to work the basics out

The trial consists of two version's one with all the functions but unable to save, and the other a older slightly limited version that puts a small mark on the bottom of your image
the ones that i have included here have all been done with just the one image ( i know not quite the proper way )
Outcome being worth a try and i might have to add it to my ever growing xmas list
please add your opinions about it or add images that you have done

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Old 03-11-2008, 03:05 PM
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Re: Ok so after playing around with all the tonema

Yeah i got the full software for xmas and i must admit i have fun with it, Although i had only tried out qtpfsqui before
Have you seen this post in the thread "a link to some of my hdr's " interesting workflow combining 2 softwares unfortunately i cant try it out as i only use ps7


QUOTE=jforkner;184415]Palms,

I found that Photomatix did not accurately align the three images I use to create the HDRs---the resulting "combined" image looked slightly out-of-focus. In discussing the problem with the folks Photomatix, they suggested combining the images in Photoshop, then tonemapping in Photomatix. I tried it, and found the resulting combined images were sharper when done this way. I also found that Photomatix does a better job than Photoshop at tonemapping, hence my workflow.

I'm not sure why the problem occurs, but I'm pleased with the results. BTW, I'm using RAW images shot with an Olympus E500.


Jack[/QUOTE]


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Old 03-11-2008, 03:11 PM
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Re: Ok so after playing around with all the tonema

If Im doing true HDR I always combine them using ACR then into PS , then I apply filters or tonemapping .

I also use a remote control and a tripod so the image alignment is not an issue.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:15 PM
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Re: Ok so after playing around with all the tonema

I would like to try it, but i use a mac any one know of any good hdr programs/plugins for a mac besides photomatic which i already purchased.
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:47 AM
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Re: Ok so after playing around with all the tonema

you could also look into LucisArt, this look shows some samples made with both:

http://stuckincustoms.com/2006/06/06/548/
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:56 PM
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you could also look into LucisArt, this look shows some samples made with both:

http://stuckincustoms.com/2006/06/06/548/
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I have tried Photomatrix , qtpfsqui, Lucisart and DCE tools'redynamix
the one I keep going back to use is Redynamix again and again .
I said I already tried it.
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