Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video The Tone Compressor workflow, part of Learning Photomatix Pro.
…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 clean.…
But even with the photographic preset, it's quite nice.…
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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 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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