Create greate HDR photo with single JPG/RAW file. Build in 101 filters.
Normally when you are creating a High Dynamic Range picture, 3 or more images that have been taken at different stops are blended to create 1 photo with all the color and light as the original 3. The effect is stunning if done properly. This instructable features a simpler way to create the effect of an HDR image, using only 1 photo. This is not a true HDR, but it creates a very similar effect.
If you have been anywhere near the photography world in the past couple years, I am sure you have heard of HDR by now as there have been countless tutorials floating around on how to create HDR images using 3 bracketed exposures in programs like Photomatix and Photoshop. However what if you don’t have your tripod or if you are shooting a scene with moving subjects, yet you still want to create an HDR type shot? Well, good news, it is possible.
HDR101’s powerful correction algorithms, combined with the enormous advances in sensor technology and dynamic range of newer cameras, make it possible to recover all the useful information in the different areas of one single RAW(or JPG) file so as to balance an image with drastic contrasts.
While HDR photography carries a strong artistic connotation, this method of restoring the details in the darkest and brightest areas also lets you create perfectly natural-looking images. For example, when photographing a building in the foreground when the sky in the background is very bright, it is almost impossible to expose both the building and the sky correctly.
HDR101 offers a number of particularly efficient tools in this regard: in addition to Exposure Compensation and Smart Lighting, the Selective tone sub-palette lets you selectively correct the shadows, the highlights, and the midtones without having to merge several images. This means you can achieve an HDR rendering from a single RAW(or JPG) file.
For quite a few years now, high dynamic range photography, or simply HDR, has been an important trend in photography as it allows the photographer to create an image beyond the limits of the camera’s sensor in order to recover lost details in shadows and in highlights. The results can range from extremely subtle to almost surreal but however the HDR is done, there is one thing that a common denominator for HDR processing is to have several shots with varying exposure. But what if you have a single image, maybe one taken a while ago that has great composition but suffers from a poor dynamic range. It is possible to create a pseudo HDR image from just that one shot, we can do this in HDR101.
101 filters for whatever look you can imagine
HDR 101 are an awesome tool that can help to automate your workflow and to add creativity to your photo library. Using this application, we can apply a photo style to one or many images in our photo catalogs. We can easily try out all types of presets and not change the original image file. It can be extremely useful timesavers when you find yourself performing the same steps over and over on an image. This makes it easier than ever to experiment with applying effects to your images.
The HDR101 works best on RAW images as they contains most information in comparison to JPEG images. So take your photos in RAW format and enjoy this tools.