Photomatix Pro


MX veteran

Link Posted 19/02/2008 - 23:40
I have just downloaded a trial of Photomatix Pro to have ago with HDR. I have followed the tutorial which seems straight forward enough, but the results are all wrong, with the bright bits blown out and the dark bits black. Can anyone give me a clue?
K100D Super, 18-55, 50-200, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 70mm macro and lots of old lenses

ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 20/02/2008 - 18:42
You are using generate from the HDR menu, and then on the HDR menu pressing "tone mapping" yeah?

Once there, my usual settings are an average strength (50-70), whatever saturation (keep it <80 most cases though), then furthest right or second furthest right bar on light smoothing, then most cases, a luminosity above 2. The micro settings, contrast i leave to full, the other i mess round with.

Then if its still weird, play with the gamma.

By the way, I use hdr to sort out under/overexposed photos that cant be done manually, therefore I keep the effect as subtle as possible; I hate generic looking HDRs.
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K20D, DA18-55II, FA50 1.4, DA10-17
To buy: Metz 58 AF-1, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA100M

MX veteran

Link Posted 21/02/2008 - 01:15
Thanks for that. I will try again.
K100D Super, 18-55, 50-200, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 70mm macro and lots of old lenses
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