Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video More options, part of Learning HDR (2012).
Once you've applied the basic adjustments for your HDR image in Photomatix, you …might want to take a look at the More Options. …If you click on the Show More Options button, a set of additional options will expand. …You can then scroll down as needed to view those individual adjustments. …Let's take a look at what these options have to offer. …First is Smooth Highlights, and this allows us to reduce the degree of …contrast in highlight areas of the image. So, as I increase this value, you'll …notice that the brightest areas get smoother. …That doesn't necessarily mean they'll have more detail you can see for example, …that I've lost a little bit of detail in the clouds.…
But they won't have quite as much of that dramatic lighting effect. …So, with the Smooth Highlights down at zero for example, the clouds look a bit …artificial here. Whereas if I increase that value, things …smooth out in those highlights. In this case, of course, that looks a lot …better I think. We can also adjust the white point for …
- Capturing, reviewing, and organizing HDR images
- Maximizing detail in a single image
- Simple single-image HDR
- Assembling from Bridge or Lightroom
- Choosing a conversion mode
- Using presets
- HDR Pro adjustment options
- Using Nik HDR Efex Pro
- Using Photomatix
Skill Level Beginner
1. HDR Basics
2. HDR Pro Adjustment Options
3. Using Nik HDR Efex Pro
4. Using Photomatix
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