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Saucy
10-06-2009, 09:31 PM
Has anyone here experimented with HDR photos? They look like a lot of fun.

I've done a bit of reading but I'm left wondering what the best software is for this. Any tips on the best way to get started? I don't have Photoshop.

Speedy Gonzales
10-06-2009, 09:45 PM
Looks like Radiance supports it (http://www.radiance-online.org/). And its free / open source. Altho, it looks like its more of a ray tracing program than anything else. I think paintshop also supports HDR. Cinepaint is also free (http://www.cinepaint.org/). And looks like it also supports HDR

Saucy
10-06-2009, 11:04 PM
Thanks Speedy G

That second one looked promising until I found out I'd need to boot to my Linux partition to use it. For the first one I browsed around the site a bit but I didn't see much about HDR.

Qtpfsgui :eek: sounds more like the sort of thing I'm thinking of, a utility specifically for the task.
http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/

There are lots of instructions around for using Corel Photopaint, GIMP, Photoshop and such but it sounds like a lot of hard work!

It doesn't have to be free, I am ok to pay for a good little utility that does a good job, I don't mind paying for a job well done. I have Photopaint so I have a good tool for doing that sort of work but a utility appeals more I'm not a pro.

Photomatix seems to be the most mentioned utility out there and it has a trial, maybe I should give it a go?
http://www.hdrsoft.com/

Or Qtpfsgui?

I was hoping someone might have tried all the options. :cool:

PaulD
11-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Search on "Enfuse" or "Tufuse" not exactly HDR but not as over the top either.

Saucy
11-06-2009, 09:17 PM
Search on "Enfuse" or "Tufuse" not exactly HDR but not as over the top either.

Great thanks I'll give that a go.