Wanted: good free HDR software

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by hansrijf, May 20, 2009.

  1. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    Does anyone know of / use any good and preferably free software to create HDR images?

    Thanks
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    if you're using lightroom, you can check out Enfuse which has given some decent results for free..

    Heard some good things about qtpfsgui but never used it myself..

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    if you want to pay for something, I would recommend photomatix..
     
  3. hansrijf

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    I do not use anything at the moment, I am pretty new to this..
     
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  5. assclown

    assclown OSNN Citizen Man

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    Well, i have read that twice and is still makes no sense. And i have been using Photoshop since 1996.

    You can download Adobe Photoshop CS4 for free for 30 days. If you are familiar with your registry in Windows, after 30 days, uninstall, clean out the Adobe entries using regedit.exe and install again. I would imagine using a restore point might do the trick too. Anyhow, what 3dfiend was talking about is exposure bracketing. Three images is enough, -2 stops, perfect meter, and a +2 stop will give you high detail in all ranges of highlights, and shadows. Just take the pictures, and in Photoshop, go to file, automate, Merge to HDR and select those 3 exposures. You can just google "merge to hdr in Photoshop" and get plenty of help. Or as 3dfiend mentioned, go to adobe forums. Good luck.

    Here is a link to an HDR image i took in Alaska

    http://citizendigital.net/merge_HDR_Alaska.jpg
     
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  6. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    so i didnt put it as clearly as i should - i was tired, and its not that hard to use google

    http://www.deke.com/content/faking-hdr-portrait

    or
    http://www.talkingtree.com/blog/index.cfm/2006/11/11/how-to-make-hdr-images
    or
    http://backingwinds.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-create-professional-hdr-images.html

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ma...s=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

    which describe what i said above, which pictures :p
     
  7. assclown

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    Ha, I figured you did, which is the only reason i clarified with specifics. Shooting HDR can be pretty fun with Scenery.
     
  8. assclown

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    Are we seriously stooping to a new low and labeling formatting a computer a "hack"? lol. Fine. Don't format your computer, Bill Gates or all the nerds that write Linux will be angry with you.

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-high-dynamic-range-hdr-software.htm#Qtpfsgui2

    not tested any of these programs, but they proclaim to work and be free.
     
  9. assclown

    assclown OSNN Citizen Man

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    Lol, get a life. The website simply states you must purchase if you do not want a restricted version. Period. Quit dragging out what doesnt need to be drug. No one offered any pirating advice, no one offered a "hack" or a stolen serial number or a generator.

    On a less retarded note, hansrijf, did you get to install a free trial and do any HDR stuff?
     
  10. hansrijf

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    Nah, still waiting where this thread leads to.... hehehe. In the weekends I am too busy umpiring baseball matches and during the week my freetime gets interrupted by work... so, I will try to do some in my next vacation (in august)
     
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    Okay I've restored some comments and removed comments from previous action. As a result some posts will seem disjointed.

    If comments are removed again PM me to have them restored.
     
  12. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Do you feel you are now an admin ?

    Can just delete other mods posts and restore what another mod removed.
     
  13. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Lets keep this civil, keep the name calling and flaming to a minimum please.

    As far as HDR software goes I use HDRShop for most of my needs. You might consider it more advanced though. Remember, the proper way to create HDR images is at the camera with multiple shots with different exposures. Taking a single image and just bumping up its levels does not create the same results.