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Old 20th December 2010
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HDR software

I know it's been asked before but can't find it when I need it.

I'm looking for a HDR software package, please can somebody recomend one.
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Re: HDR software

I use Photomatix Pro. which seems to be widely used. You can download a trial from their website at http://www.hdrsoft.com/download.html
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Re: HDR software

Another vote for Photomatix.

Photoshop Elements 9 has a similar function, though I've yet to try it.
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Re: HDR software

Photomatix for me also..
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Re: HDR software

try picturenaut its free and although simple compared to photomatix it does give good results. ATB Martin
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Re: HDR software

Another thumbs up for Photomatrix here. I'm running 4 Pro and I find an it excellent HDR tool.
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Re: HDR software

If you like free software there is a program called "Qtpfsgui"

I just come across this in my recent installation of ubuntu but have yet to try it out. I have not used any of the other packages so won't be able to do any meaningful comparisons, but I will give it a try.

http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net
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Re: HDR software

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If you like free software there is a program called "Qtpfsgui"

I just come across this in my recent installation of ubuntu but have yet to try it out. I have not used any of the other packages so won't be able to do any meaningful comparisons, but I will give it a try.

http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net
I'm all for open Source programming, but that program is a no go. The HDR images it creates cannot be opened in another program, and it crashes if you try to ptocess the tonemapping on a full size image. You can however save the tonemapped images, if you can work out how to make a decent one, in normal file formats, a bit usefless though if you can only make very low res ones.

I'm afraid it's a massive fail for this one.
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Re: HDR software

CS5 now has the capability, and does a pretty good job - but it's not what you would get it for!

with CS4 I used photomatix p for both HDR and removal of moving elements (which is does very well) ie loosing the tourists without shooting at 0400h all the time!
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Re: HDR software

Lightzone is hands down the most user friendly solution I know of. And I find the results better than any other software I used (Photomatix, CS5 and some I don't remember).
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Re: HDR software

Photomatix for me!
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Re: HDR software

Am now trying Photomatix Light, seems to do the trick nicely, nice and simple and doesn't moan about EXIF data from Legacy lenses.
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Re: HDR software

EasyHDR for me. It's cheaper and quicker than Photomatix and in my opinion gives much more natural results, although its batch processing functions aren't quite as comprehensive.

http://www.easyhdr.com/
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Re: HDR software

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EasyHDR for me. It's cheaper and quicker than Photomatix and in my opinion gives much more natural results, although its batch processing functions aren't quite as comprehensive.

http://www.easyhdr.com/
This looks to be very good indeed, but unfortunately it is only available for Windows/PC and isn't planned to be released for Mac OSx. Shame, I'd have tried it as it looks very interesting.
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