9 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2013 3:01 AM by RGS1288

    Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging

    RGS1288

      I am having trouble with learning a few things on PSE 11. I have managed to do my HDR images but I would also like to add tone mapping to single images the forums and tutorial videos only seem to cover these in the professional CS products. surley PSE 11 has this function though can anybody help as I say I know how to create a HDR image but not tone mapping on one single image.

        • 1. Re: Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging
          99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          PSE does not have HDR or tone mapping but you can blend multiple exposures into a single image. Go to:

           

          Enhance >> Photomerge >> Exposure

          • 2. Re: Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging
            RGS1288 Level 1

            Ok, I have done the photomerge enhancement before multiple ecposures creasting  HDR image but PSE does not allow for tone mapping... That sucks . Thanks for the help and so quickly though.

            • 3. Re: Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging
              RGS1288 Level 1

              Is there a plug in or anything i can do or buy to add the feature to it? Starting to wish I bought Photo Shop pro x5 now.

              • 4. Re: Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging
                99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Photomatix Pro will give you the ability to do tone mapping. It’s not a plug-in but and independent app.

                • 5. Re: Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging
                  RGS1288 Level 1

                  Can plug ins be added to PSE 11 or is it only possible on the CS products? The photomax pro looks great but out my budget have discovered topaz plug ins which seem to be adaptable to PS but its displaying CS do you know if PSE is compatible?

                  • 6. Re: Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging
                    Jeff Arola Adobe Community Professional

                    I don't believe you can add a true hdr plugin to photoshop elements because photoshop elements doesn't handle 32 bits/channel files

                    in the editor like photoshop cs2-cs6 can.

                     

                    There are several free hdr programs if you want to try true hdr.

                    Then you can save the resulting hdr 32 bits/channel file as a tiff and open that file into camera raw from pse 11.

                     

                    http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/

                     

                    http://www.hdrlabs.com/picturenaut/

                    • 7. Re: Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging
                      RGS1288 Level 1

                      Definitely wasted my money on this poor product. Thanks for all the help folks but think I may just give up on adobe all together and get one of the other editing software programmes. One that will allow me to carry out tone mapping on raw images and offer true hdr. The photomerge/hdr function is good but tone mapping gives better more professional results, so think I will go to another programme.

                       

                      Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:26:13 -0700

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                      I don't believe you can add a true hdr plugin to photoshop elements because photoshop elements doesn't handle 32 bits/channel files

                      in the editor like photoshop cs2-cs6 can.

                      There are several free hdr programs if you want to try true hdr.

                      Then you can save the resulting hdr 32 bits/channel file as a tiff and open that file into camera raw from pse 11.

                      http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/

                      http://www.hdrlabs.com/picturenaut/

                       

                       

                       

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                      • 8. Re: Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging
                        Jeff Arola Adobe Community Professional

                        You can always download a trial of photoshop cs6, which will give you thirty days to play with File>Automate>Merge to HDR Pro.

                         

                        I don't know that you'll find many consumer photo editing programs in the price range of photoshop elements that handle true hdr.

                        • 9. Re: Tone Mapping & HDR Imaging
                          RGS1288 Level 1

                          Paint shop pro x5 hand;es true Hdr and also has the tone mapping feature. Or even if it is not true hdr the tone mapping is what I am looking for.

                          Thanks though i am aware that Cs6 is the best of the best but at £600 its way out my budget.

                           

                          Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:56:06 -0700

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                          You can always download a trial of photoshop cs6, which will give you thirty days to play with File>Automate>Merge to HDR Pro.

                          I don't know that you'll find many consumer photo editing programs in the price range of photoshop elements that handle true hdr.

                           

                           

                           

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