Re: To HDR before panorama or after?
- On Monday, November 20, 2006 at 15:58, leshalldallas wrote:
> > Then make two tiffs from each raw image: one as light as possible withI see no point in extracting differently "exposed" shots from raw and
> > ful highlight detail and a second--typically 1.5 to 2 stops more
> > open--for shadows. Combine each pair with the Fred Miranda plug-in
> > called DRI pro, following the simple instructions. Then create the
> > panorama in the usual way.
> I concur about using RAW as the means of achieving this result - it's
> a lot easier and faster. Although I don't understand the benefit of
> making the lightest exposure.
creating a HDR of it. It's a very complicated way to fill your
hardrive with redundant data. RAWs are usually not more than 12 or 14
bit per channel. All the relevant information of a RAW file can be
converted to a 16 bit per channel image without loss. I'v outlined a
usable technique in
If you want the extreme tonemapped look you can even feed this single
16 bit image to any tonemapper (FDRTools, Photomatix...) you want.
But usually playing a bit with Shadows and Highlights or my contrast
masking actions or even a mere contrast enhancement with unshap mask
(with high radius) should do...
Resources, not only for panorama creation: