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Complete solution for HDR photography

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  • beep6581
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Pros: - Generates better HDR images than pfstools. - If you spend a few days trying to figure out the tone mapping algorithms you can actually learn to get very realistic results. - Batch HDR creation and tone mapping - Auto-alignment using align_image_stack - Scriptable (accepts command-line arguments) Cons: - Interface from the 20th century. - Developers seem to ignore even very important bug reports (DATA LOSS!). - Lack of adjustment features (no curves, not even auto-levels!) so you need to save tone-mapped images as 16-bit TIFF files and do all adjustments in other software (which wouldn't be a problem if not for the fact that often the tone-mapped images are too dark to judge whether you tone-mapped them well, and if you try to brighten them in LHDR you will clip highlights because LHDR has no highlight compression or curves). - No preview during HDR generation so you don't know what you're doing till it's done, and if you don't like it you have to start from scratch. - Auto-alignment using align_image_stack (single-threaded, not optimized, slow as hell! but not LHDR's fault). Why do I use it? Because I learned to get realistic results. Here's a time-saver tip for you. When tone-mapping using Durand, use: Base Contrast - 3.20 Spatial Kernel Sigma - 2.00 Range Kernel Sigma - 1.5 and when using Mantiuk '06, use: Contrast Factor: 0.40 Saturation Factor: 0.80 Detail Factor: 5 Click "Save current parameters to a text file" and just open them when needed. They will work very well in most cases, giving natural results without clipping anything, though the results will look washed out (see URL1 at the end). The reason for this is so that you can then use the Levels tool and drag the white and black point sliders to touch both ends of the light and dark data without clipping highlights or shadows (see URL2 at the end). This will greatly improve the look, though the image will still need processing, so now save as 16-bit TIFF and post-process in an external program. URL1: i.imgur dot com/Qmrev6r.jpg URL2: i.imgur dot com/SpGaga5.jpg

    Posted 01/28/2014
  • dupecube
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    It's been a complete nightmare trying to get latest version installed on linux (easypeasy [ubuntu 10.04]) After 2 hours of finding what dependencies I need I still get errors when building. Great.

    Posted 10/23/2013
  • indergopal
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Just downloaded the software on my Mac with 10.08 version (the latest version available) but it is not opening up. I am downloading one more time hoping to eradicate any errors that might have popped in. Any advise where a mistake has been made or advise in opening the program.

    Posted 05/30/2013
  • davidshwinders
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    4 of 5 stars. Not user friendly interface, but it very helpful

    Posted 05/13/2013
  • vitalikklichko
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    It saves my time. highly recommended

    Posted 05/13/2013
  • zcreem
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Worked very well on my Mac, the interface is a little sparse but it has a lot of tweakable features in there.

    Posted 04/09/2013
  • joelremyy
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Best tool in his category, even beter than comercial software

    Posted 03/26/2013
  • propertyspeed10
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    nice photo program

    Posted 03/05/2013
  • hairnnailcom
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    You should run through the interface ten million times when will start to understand what is made for what in this tool! You will hardly understand what exact purpose this soft by the face design... title windows can help but the better help will be other 10 million bugs of all kinds.

    Posted 02/12/2013
  • dillanrobinson
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    good job qtpfsgui

    Posted 02/12/2013
  • ianhayes
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    thank you qtpfsgui

    Posted 01/19/2013
  • dasha2013
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very good job!!!

    Posted 01/14/2013
  • a11922256
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I loved it. Great works and no problems.

    Posted 12/20/2012
  • inbore680
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Two words: LIGHTNING FAST!

    Posted 12/16/2012
  • jonahday
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Thanks qtpfsgui

    Posted 12/16/2012
  • orunal1989
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I love this software!!!

    Posted 12/10/2012
  • nawol
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Amazing project! Thanks for you work!

    Posted 10/29/2012
  • nolanmoore
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    excellent app

    Posted 10/26/2012
  • natallebedev
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very helpful, fast and easy product!

    Posted 10/26/2012
  • anastvin
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Nice project! You did a great job. Thank you!

    Posted 10/26/2012
  • vasilievaa2013
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is a wonderful project. TNX!

    Posted 10/26/2012
  • cookingpatio
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    It works. It supports pretty much everything you can think of. It doesn't crash in the hands of a casual user.

    Posted 10/21/2012
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