Using Tone Compressor in Photomatix


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Using Tone Compressor in Photomatix

I am here in Photomatix. I still have my process set to Tone Mapping. I'm going to reset down here by hitting the default button to get my settings back to normal, because I want us to look at the other Tone Mapping method. I'm going to change this method pop- up menu from Details Enhancer to Tone Compressor, the other option, and right away my image changes. Now as I mentioned before, this is still a tone mapping process. It's still cherry picking tones from that big 32-bit mess of data and putting them down into a smaller 8 or 16 bit data space, but it's doing it in a way that yields and image that's a little less HD-yR and more like a normal photograph.

I have got shadows that are punched in the darkness here. I don't have overexposed highlights, but my overall tonal relationships are a little more like a normal photo. So let's take a look at the controls that we have here and see how we can adjust this. Brightness, Tonal Range Compression and Contrast Adapt...

Using Tone Compressor in Photomatix
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Using Tone Compressor in Photomatix provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting and Processing High Dynamic Range Photographs (HDR)

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