I have given the new support in LR4.1 for 32-bit HDR images a try. I'm very impressed.
Here's an old version (Photomatix I think) of an HDR I shot a few years ago:
Not so bad, huh?
Now look what I could do after creating a 32-bit tiff and importing into Lightroom:
The new defringing is awesome to have. The fringes can become so very visible otherwise when making HDR.
I've got all the gory details of how I did this on my blog:
Anyone else who has given this a spin?
i think the photomatix one looks better from the colors (subjectiv i know).
but it´s nice that LR supports 32 bit tiffs and the color in LR could still be edited.
the LR looks "crisper" and not so muddied in the dark areas of the trunk.
i think i have to play with my 32 bit files and LR a bit.
I intentionally went for a slightly cooler (blue-er) look in the new version. So which colour cast you prefer is obviously a matter of preference, but there's no denying the crispiness of the LR version.
Actually, I think I may have been wrong there. I believe I actually used
Photoshop to develop the old version. Even so, I prefer Lightroom's output
to anything Photomatix would produce.
Den 3 maj 2012 00:46 skrev "Susan S." <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Re: Before/after: LR4.1 for 32-bit HDR images - wow! created by Susan
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