HDR pictures generated by Photomatix per se are not good enough for stock photos.
There are three main defects that needs to be removed before it is of suitable quality, namely artefacts, high noise levels, and severe chromatic aberrations.
These defects exist even...
(This is a multi part article. The other parts are here: Part I, Part II, and Part IIA.)
The four tabbed panels below the histogram in Photomatix's Tonemapping screen, are Tone, Colour, Micro and Shadow/Highlights.
Tone works exactly like Levels in Photoshop.
When you load pictures, in RAW format, to Photomatix for HDR processing you specify what algorithms the processor is to use to correct for camera movements and objects motions in the scene. There are two algorithms for each.
In camera motion correction I usually take the...
In Part I, I wrote about the capture of images for processing into HDR pictures.
I need to add something I left out, namely that the capture should be in RAW format and not JPEG.
And the reason is that HDR processing creates lots of artefacts. To minimise this we start...
There are two steps in making a HDR picture, namely the capture and the processing.
Actually this is the same as with the making of all photographs, but there are differences for the creation of HDR pictures.
I will talk about how I capture images for HDR in Part I,...
You have probably heard it called HDR, whereas the purists calls it HDRI – High Dynamic Range Imaging.
Dynamic range refers to a range of values between dark and light greater than that which is possible in normal digital imaging. The technique is the capture of a series...
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