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26th of August 2009 (Wed), 11:22
I was wondering
in Photomatix there are the 4 preset settings
i think one is natural, one is painting, one is grunge or whatever...
Are there any other preset settings you can load, download, buy, whatever...
I tried looking online and there really isn't a lot I could find...
I usually start with just the default and roll from there
but everyonce and a while I try one of the presets to see if that will get me started any better....
26th of August 2009 (Wed), 12:00
I've seen this question asked before, and have not seen any answers to it.
As I've been doing HDRs lately, I've been saving the settings for each shot. These saved settings show up in the list, too. So sometimes I try them as well. But this is kind of random.
It does make some sense to add more settings, for instance, "Not-So-Grunge". Just take their Grunge and lower the strength a little, increase the light smoothing a touch, etc. Then save that as the "Not-So-Grunge" profile. Or you could make a "Lower-Contrast Natural" and a "Higher-Contrast Natural" perhaps.
Take their 4 and create "a little less" and "a little more" for each.
By the time you finish creating those 8 new base profiles I think that you'll know the software well enough that you no longer need them. :D
26th of August 2009 (Wed), 12:38
What I have found that works for my Photomatix workflow is to basically treat each image uniquely. By that, I mean that when I bring a new photo, or series of photos, into Photomatix for tone mapping, I always click on the Default button to reset all of the sliders and settings.
This sorta forces me to reacquaint myself with each slider and how they affect the image at hand. It also ensures that each image is processed 'to taste'.
That is not to say that I am opposed to presets, I just recommend nudging the sliders around once you apply a preset to see if you can bring it even closer to your output vision.
26th of August 2009 (Wed), 12:56
Yeah I need to start saving some of mine - just for the timesavings factor of it...
There is only so much you can do - so if i can pull up a little preset, make a few tweeks and then off to cs4 that would be nice...
I found a bunch of presets for lightroom and stuff - just wondering if there was anything similar for Photomatix...
Seems like I see quite a range from peoples HDR images - All mine seem to come out of the tonemapping pretty similar - maybe its the processing of them before they go in or after the fact...
Was just wondering if people had different presets that were giving different tonemapping options
6th of September 2009 (Sun), 23:40
I also have begun saving my setting for differant images i work on, ie bright day light, sunset, sunrise, night, people etc. Then start off that and work each image to where you wish to be. HDR seems to be a per person type of art there are so many differant outcomes that some like one and not another. to each is own
7th of September 2009 (Mon), 05:21
Apparently this one has like 80 of em
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