Even if you manually created the HDR files (from the 3 sets of 3 in
your example), then tone mapped the result back down to 8- or 16-
bits, I would think that the appearance of those images would differ
so much from the remaining ones that getting it to blend nicely could
be quite a task in post-production. Probably far more than you might
"save" in your proposed method.
It would be easy to do the experiment though.
On Jun 29, 2007, at 2:27 PM, David Palermo wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am a very happy PTGui user and have upgraded to the new beta that
> has HDR support. So far I like it a lot.
> Picture photographing a room where there is a bright window. I shoot
> 3 or more images to tone down the window and 1 or 2 images for the
> rest of the scene. Can PTGui HDR know I shot 3 images for one area
> and say, 1 image for the other. Will it then combine those 3 or so
> images into one HDR image and stitch the ones that don't need
> bracketing normally? Hard to explain but I hope you understand what
> I mean.
> Example: Let's say I have a lens that requires 6 shots around for a
> Shot 1- I shoot at a bright window so I take 3 or more exposures
> each getting darker by 1 or 3 stops
> Shot 2 - I shoot at a dark area of the room and only need to take 1
> Shot 3 - (same as 2) - 1 exposure
> Shot 4 - (same as 2) - 1 exposure
> Shot 5 - I shoot the other edge of the window and again need to make
> 3 or more exposures
> Shot 6 - middle of the window and I shoot 3 or more exposures
> Now, will PTGui "know" that I need to combine the multiple exposures
> for HDR (in shots 1, 5, and 6)?
> I can test this when I get home but I am traveling right now and
> thought I'd ask the forum here.
> Thanks all!
> David Palermo