The Tone Compressor workflow


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The Tone Compressor workflow

There's a very subtle method for tone compression called tone compressor, and essentially it doesn't do some of the selective contrast that the other methods do. But it does have a couple of technical benefits, mainly that it doesn't tend to add much noise, and it avoids some of the halos that are often considered problematic. Let's see how it works. So with the contrast optimizer here, or details enhancer, you may notice that we have a bit of a glow. Now of course there is the neon glow here, but on those edges you tend to see some halo effects.

Particularly there on the high contrast area. And as you increase the strength, it only gets worse. This is something that many people considered bad with HDR, and it can be a bit over the top. Let's chose the tone compressor method for a second, and stick with the tone compressor presets. We'll fit the image there and essentially there are three choices for presets. I really like this for black and white photography. It becomes very clea...

The Tone Compressor workflow
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The Tone Compressor workflow provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Up and Running with Photomatix Pro

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