Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video The Contrast Optimizer workflow, part of Up and Running with Photomatix Pro.
…An additional tone-mapping method is the contrast optimizer.…And this is a new method in Photomatics 5.…This method allows you to get a very natural…look while still having better control over shadows and highlights.…You get the benefits of HDR without some of the…tell-tale signs that some people find problematic with HDR processing.…Let's see how it works.…I'm going to load some bracketed photos here.…Let's browse for them, and we'll go into the Contrast Optimizer.…
Here I have a New York City street, and it's got rich colors…and lots of detail, but I don't want to push it too far.…This was taken on a tripod, there is a little bit of…chromatic aberration, so I will fix that and open up the images.…And let's take a look.…While that's processing, I'll show you the originals.…You see here, it looks pretty good.…And I just shot a simple three exposure bracket.…There's a little bit of shifting there, nothing too bad.…I was on an ultra lightweight tripod at a busy street area.…
I just want to combine that for a very natural look.…
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- 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 Appropriate for all
Up and Running with HDR Efex Pro 2.0with Tim Grey1h 21m Beginner
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. Development Challenge
Final thoughts1m 4s
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