Sharpening an image happens quite often when working with digital imaging. Usually, people sharpen their RAW files when they open them. However, it’s wise to sharpen your HDR image after the merge as well. Why is that? In this movie, author Richard Harrington shows how to give the final image a good pop with one final sharpen in HDRsoft’s Photomatix Pro.
- Sharpening is a process that frequently happens…during a digital imaging workflow.…Oftentimes people will sharpen when opening their RAW files.…However, after merging an HDR image,…it's still a good idea to sharpen,…particularly if there's subtle movement…or ghosts in the image.…But even on a traditional photo,…a little bit of sharpening can help bring out…some of the edge detail…and really give the image a good pop.…To see sharpening,…I suggest you choose to view at full size.…
This will quickly push in…and let you explore details of the image.…You'll find presets here for mild, all the way up…to strong sharpening.…And if you go too far, you might notice that you start…to get halos or a hard ringing edge from over-sharpening.…No sharpening,…mild sharpening,…and going too far, and you see that we start…to get a bright ring around the outside edges…of many of the areas.…
Taking a look at sharpen options,…you can really see what's happening.…Let's adjust these one at a time for a moment.…So the amount is how much we're sharpening.…
This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this material in our library.
- Loading bracketed photos
- Aligning source images
- Reducing noise and chromatic aberration
- Tone mapping with methods
- Fusing a single image or multiple images
- Removing color cast
- Automating with batch processing
Skill Level Intermediate
HDR Photography: Shooting and Processingwith Ben Long4h 58m Intermediate
1. Loading Bracketed Photos
2. Preprocessing Images with Photomatix
3. An Overview of Tone Mapping and the Exposure Fusion Workflow
4. Tone Mapping in Depth
5. Exposure Fusion in Depth
6. Advanced Options to Solve Problems
7. Post-Processing Your Image with Finishing Touches
Final thoughts1m 4s
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