View Full Version : Ultra-simple HDR without having to learn a new language...
<a href="http://www.popphoto.com/photonews/4595" target=_blank>The newest version of Corel PaintShop Pro has a simple-to-use, basic HDR-style merging function.</a><br><br>I'm trying to get in touch with some of the tech folks who worked on this to find out what the numbercrunching behind it is, but on first impression it does a really nice, almost fully automatic, merging (with alignment) and Tonemapping that gives very photorealistic results without halos or artifacting.<br><br>There's no 32-bit Save mode, and the only controls are "Brightness" and "Clarify."<br><br>If it is a true 32-bit behind-the-scenes Tonemapper, I bet it is a global operator.<br><br>More info/article to come as I learn more, but give the free download a shot and let me know what you think!<br><div></div>
09-17-2007, 02:57 PM
<div>Is this program useable with PSE 4? I cannot make adjustments on my opened RAW files until I convert them from 16 bit to 8 bit. So I don't think I could do anything with 32 bit. Since CS3 only has a couple things that I would like to use I am avoiding spending that much money on it. HDR, masking, and easier graduated filtering are about the only things that I really want.</div><div>Also is the HDRI book going to be of any useful value to me with just PSE4?</div><div>Thanks for any info.</div><div> </div><div> </div><div>Lynn</div>
Lynn: Paint Shop Pro X2 is a standalone image editor that competes with PSE, so no, it won't "plug in" to PSE4.<br><br>The HDRI handbook does not deal directly with PSE4, since it doesn't have any HDR capabilities, but many of the standalone programs mentioned are less than $100.<br><br><br><div></div>
09-18-2007, 03:45 PM
<div>Thank You Jack.</div><div> </div><div> </div><div>Lynn</div>
<a href="http://www.popphoto.com/photosoftware/4613" target=_blank>Here's one piece on Corel's HDR program...</a><br><br><a href="http://www.popphoto.com/howto/4612" target=_blank>And here's a tutorial...</a><br><div></div>
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