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eaglesnest
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Nov 23, 2015 17:29 |  #1

Is there any good HDR software beside Photomatix?


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Nov 23, 2015 23:50 |  #2

http://www.sns-hdr.com ...d38d6d3bd2491f8fc82​0bc363 (external link)

NIK HDR Efex Pro

and many more with a google search.

My personal pref is the SNS-HDR

Russ


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kirkt
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Nov 24, 2015 10:15 |  #3

eaglesnest wrote in post #17794395 (external link)
Is there any good HDR software beside Photomatix?

yes.

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Reservoir ­ Dog
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Nov 25, 2015 17:56 |  #4

Luminance HDR http://qtpfsgui.source​forge.net/?page_id=10 (external link) and it's free


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Dec 06, 2015 13:09 |  #5

You try SNS-HDR Pro 2.0 Alpha 2 (external link).




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Dec 07, 2015 23:17 |  #6

2 weeks ago I acquired a new Canon 7D MkII, traded in my old 7D. Tonight I went out to take photos of area house with decorations. I took a three shot bracketed image on one house. When I got home I downloaded them into Aperture. Then I used MacPhun's new Aurora HDR Pro and the results when it uploaded the three images is below. I also tried PhotMatix and got the same results. What did I do to cute this. all three images look great by themselves.

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Dec 07, 2015 23:22 as a reply to wysiwyg59's post |  #7

No more ink !


More seriously IMHO it look like a MacPhun software problem if it happen only in Aurora


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Dec 08, 2015 09:18 |  #8

I tested the trial of AuroraHDR and it failed miserably on all of my test image sets except for the ones that had a mildly extended dynamic range (-2EV, 0EV, +2EV). The trial version (1.0.1) that I used is loaded with interface bugs as well as the inability to cope with high dynamic range. I have been emailing back and forth with their tech support and sent them test image set raw files, copious notes and Console logs, etc. to see if they can figure out what is going on. One of the things I noticed is that the merge seems to get confused over the relative EV of the source images and tends to draw the shadow data from the underexposed source images (!) and blows out highlights. This is the opposite of what should happen in reality. The interface displays the EV range of the source files in the upper left of the interface window and it should read "-Y EV ... 0 EV .. +X EV" where Y and X are the bookend limits of the source range - mine always reads "0EV ... 0EV ... 0EV" so this may give an indication as to why the merge is f'ed. Also, take a look at the histogram in the screenshot above - I have seen this strange gap in the histogram of many MacPhun products and cannot understand what it represents (the cyan plot skewed toward the shadows in the screen shot).

Considering it was designed in concert with Trey Ratcliff, I am not surprised. That above image of the holiday lights is right in Ratcliff's repertoire.

We will see if they can produce a product that can actually work and compete with the slew of other HDR products. I use some of MacPhun's other software occasionally and it does some really nice things. AuroraHDR, not so much.

Kirk

EDIT: It looks like there is an update to AuroraHDR to v 1.1.0.

EDIT 2: The new update does nothing to address any important shortcomings, and it has eliminated the EV display to which I referred, in favor of indicating the number of source images used in the merge. To me, that means they could not get the EV indicator to work. If that is the case, there are probably a lot more problems going on under the hood.

EDIT 3: apparently the EV display only shows up now if you feed the app 3 images.

EDIT 4: The EV display does not show up with 3 images, just an image count.


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Dec 17, 2015 11:10 |  #9

And now SNS-HDR Pro 2.0 Alpha 3 (external link) :-)


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mistermonday
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Dec 28, 2015 20:58 |  #10

You might want to check out PhotoEngine by Oloneo. It has some unique features. But like every other HDR app it has its weaknesses, notably image alignment and ghost removal.
Cheers, Murray




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Dec 29, 2015 06:34 |  #11

mistermonday wrote in post #17835630 (external link)
You might want to check out PhotoEngine by Oloneo. It has some unique features. But like every other HDR app it has its weaknesses, notably image alignment and ghost removal.
Cheers, Murray

Welcome to POTN, Murray:-)


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Apr 01, 2016 09:05 |  #12

eaglesnest....

Recently, at the suggestion of Martin, I tried easyHDR and like it. I also use Photomatix. I like both.

Hope this helps.

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May 15, 2016 11:09 |  #13

My new favorite is Machinery HDR. Price is right and works very well.


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May 16, 2016 10:14 |  #14

kirkt wrote in post #17811415 (external link)
(AuroraHDR) - Considering it was designed in concert with Trey Ratcliff, I am not surprised.

EDIT 2: The new update does nothing to address any important shortcomings...there are probably a lot more problems going on under the hood.

LOL. Not a big Ratcliff fan, eh?


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My new favorite is Machinery HDR. Price is right and works very well.

That's debatable - a matter of choice. Machinery HDR has to be re-purchased (re-licensed) every year if you want continuing support and updates.

IMHO, the best bargain out there right now is free - HDR Efex as part of the Nik Suite. I have not looked since google made it free, but I assume HDR Efex is still part of the suite. How much longer HDR efex will be a valid contender is unknown. However, at this time it does a pretty good job. In my personal use, I find HDR efex to be better than the (now) also-ran Photomatix, and also better than Oloneo which I have not used in years because they were never able to get the anti-ghosting algorithm working properly.


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May 16, 2016 10:22 |  #15

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #18008778 (external link)
LOL. Not a big Ratcliff fan, eh?

That's debatable - a matter of choice. Machinery HDR has to be re-purchased (re-licensed) every year if you want continuing support and updates.

IMHO, the best bargain out there right now is free - HDR Efex as part of the Nik Suite. I have not looked since google made it free, but I assume HDR Efex is still part of the suite. How much longer HDR efex will be a valid contender is unknown. However, at this time it does a pretty good job. In my personal use, I find HDR efex to be better than the (now) also-ran Photomatix, and also better than Oloneo which I have not used in years because they were never able to get the anti-ghosting algorithm working properly.

I've been using Machinery HDR since it's beginning and haven't had to repurchase it. Where have you seen this?




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