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    How To: HDR images (easy way)

    Ok not sure if this sub-forum was made for this but here goes.. delete thread if not. Click here to enlarge I imagine it prob should go in the HOW TO section but, figured the lab is better suited.

    Ok programs you will need:

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    EasyHDR
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    Step 1 - Choose an image to edit, try to use high res images with lots of detail. here is an example of an image for ya (yes its not an opel, and italian alps aren't exactly easy to come by, but good example non the less) This will be your ' base pic' don't save over this one.

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    Step 2 - Take your photo and change the levels [Enhance -> Adjust Brightness/contrasted -> levels] on your first one adjust the levels so it is noticably brighter (not too bright but), save this pic as 'xxxxx-b.jpg' and once you've done that push Ctrl + Shift + Z, to return to base pic,
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    Step 3- Adjust levels again but this time go darker. Save again but as 'xxxxx-d.jpg'.

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    Step 4 - Open up EasyHDR, new project and on the right you will see 'Generate HDR' click the open button, select you base/dark/bright pictures and add them in.

    Step 5 - A box will open, down the bottom left select EV Spacing to be 2 if its not already. All other settings leave as is (you can change anti-blooming if you want, i reccomend put on slight). Click Generate

    Step 6 - Make sure you select you picture completly by click and dragging cursor over it, zoom tool in bottom middle if it's to big to select fully. Next step is pretty much up to how you feel you want the image to look, fiddle around with the tabs adjusting the saturation and compression, etc. Put on Auto-preview tab at the top of side-bar so it updates as you go, to undo all click process all.

    Step 7 - Press the 3 tab at the top then click ok. This again is up to you, just make sure picture is completely selected. A bit of gaussian blur is always good with in moderation. Color tone is probs best to fiddle with, other ones aren't worth it really other than cropping.

    Step 8 - Save your picture and then share with us what you've done! Here the BMW for ya

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    The only down side to that is it's not true HDR.

    You need to actually take the pics at different exposures or use RAW images to get a true HDR with the extra detail in it.

    That guide is a good way to make an artistic looking shot tho Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by immenotu Click here to enlarge
    The only down side to that is it's not true HDR.

    You need to actually take the pics at different exposures or use RAW images to get a true HDR with the extra detail in it.

    That guide is a good way to make an artistic looking shot tho Click here to enlarge
    hehe yeh i know, but this is the 'easy way'

    but yeh you need to really take photos at -2, 0, +2 exposures and use something along the lines of F22 or so to get a really nice HDR Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlargeHahaha Click here to enlarge
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    HDR Max dont need 3 exposures it makes them itself, thats why its rendering is delayed.
    thats if you just used a jpg

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    IMO hdr images appear to be rather "noisy" compared to the originals, these examples anyway

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    its not true HDR, but using one image and changing the exposure in say photoshop has its advantages - particularly for landscape photography when its windy. its impossible to merge three separate exposures when the trees are blowing in the wind!!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Manda88 Click here to enlarge
    hehe yeh i know, but this is the 'easy way'

    but yeh you need to really take photos at -2, 0, +2 exposures and use something along the lines of F22 or so to get a really nice HDR Click here to enlarge
    for the sake of sounding stupid... whats F22?
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    pretty sure its a leens mate.
    but dont take that for gospel...
    im not a slr guy, yet

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