What I think would be a cool enhancement for U-point would be more of an ability to control which settings were affected by each point. I think many people are getting results with HDR Efex Pro that are too strong because the preview window tends to soften the effect of some tone-mapping methods. From natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR photography.
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So now that we have a choice of two effcts put together HDR software offerings the next step is figuring out which one to use. Develop the perfect image Apply the same legendary processing techniques used in the darkroom. Even more control Now with control points, you can have precise control of your images by selectively adding or removing an effect without the need for complicated layers or masks.
Both products offer a nice selection hr presets for common HDR treatments—which is a really good thing because there is such a bewildering variety of alternatives for processing that it is easy to get lost without a good place to start.
Capturing the vivid colors and many reflections of Grand Prismatic in ;ro on a summer day is a great job for HDR processing. Users in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture will all have the same experience, features, and functionality U Point Technology Selectively apply or remove filter effects with the utmost precision, without the need for complicated selections and layer masks Superior Ghost and Chromatic Aberration Reduction For improved ghost reduction and alignment there are newly implemented algorithms, as well as efects ability to select a reference image, that both dramatically improve the initial merge results.
Clash of the HDR Titans: Photomatix Pro versus Nik's HDR Efex Pro
That's my two and a half cents. Be the first to review effecst item. Here are thumbnails from the original Raw files taken with my Nikon D Nik's patented "U Point" technology adds an additional dimension to their solution. The adaptive method works wonders on fixing small subtle movements like leaves, water or flags waving.
Easy, Intelligent Presets Start with dozens of one-click visual presets and then hone your image with intuitive, real-time edits. So HDRSoft has added a nice feature to Photomatix Pro where you can outline the areas ghosted and choose which of your exposures you want to use for that area. Dave--Those are some very nice and highly creative shots.
With Photomatix Pro the quickest way to get started is to select the set of HDR images composing your scene in rpo image management tool and launch them into Photomatix Pro as a group In my case I use the Batch Edit command in DigitalPro for Windowswhich does it in a single click.
Nik software was recently made free by Google. I'll have to disagree with your positive assessment of Nik's product.
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No Longer Available Update Location close. Photomatix Pro also offers a variety of options for "enhancing" the image efdects the one I used for this image of the Mojave Effets. I did notice nik was somewhat slower than Photomatix presumably because it uses more of Photoshop's scripting and less of its own optimized code but it wasn't a big deal for me on my dual core Windows machine.
I have been a Photomatix user for a year now, but will start comparing the two to see which gives better results.
The enhanced processing can make your image look almost like a painting when printed on high-quality art paper or canvas. CS5 allows for local adjustments to selections and layer masks created from selection tools, pen and vector-based path tools, and with some easy workarounds, from the full set of local selection tools available pdo 8 and bit space for all the soft-tone mapping adjustments mentioned in bullet point 1.
I like the presets and that you can spot a good effect right away — without fiddling around with the settings. Color Efex Pro is known for its power and versatility.
Nik also offers vignette correction and levels and curves adjustments. Photomatix Pro also does a great job aligning images.
Use of the more aggressive presets was avoided on purpose as they get increasingly "dramatic" and that isn't what everyone wants. After having processed many images with both packages I'd be hard pressed to pick one over the other as far as the quality of their output.
From natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR photography. This isn't that important to me as of course the same adjustments can be done later in Photoshop but it is nice to be able to do it all at once and it can be used to help prevent blowouts which are hard to fix later.
It is people like you that give HDR a bad name. We hope you can join us in December on our next one! For most images one of the provided presets is likely to do an excellent job. Both products have automatic ghost removal which often does a good job. Enhancements are automatically and naturally blended throughout your image for spectacular results. Be the first to review this item.