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Default EasyHDR 3.6. A significant update.

Easy HDR was updated a week ago to version 3.6. Major improvements are:
  • HDR image saving - added 32-bit TIFF format (other formats: Radiance RGBE and OpenEXR do not allow storage of EXIF data; TIFF takes more disk space, but preserves the EXIF),
  • Improved ghost removal - much better match of the fixed ghosted areas to the rest of the generated HDR image,
  • Faster manual ghost removal preview,
  • More auto ghost removal options - now the manual ghost removal window is always shown when de-ghosting is selected, the mask is drawn automatically. User can modify the mask manually, or get it drawn automatically again using different threshold level. It is also possible to select base photo (key frame) - preferred image for patching the marked, ghost areas,
  • Better auto alignment - it should have now higher success rate
Here is my first test of the updated software using the default setting and auto-deghosting It is derived from two hand-held bracketed sets stitched with Microsoft ICE. I am impressed and do like the improved deghosting.


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Martin,

That looks great clouds look good and stonework is fab as usual. It's a lovely natural image

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Martin,

That looks great clouds look good and stonework is fab as usual. It's a lovely natural image

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Yes, Rob, this app is now a good alternative to SNS-HDR if you want good deghosting. But I still prefer the colours that SNS produces.

Am sorry to say that this image is a bit wonky

Thanks for commenting.

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Looks great Martin. Lots of detail, good color, and no halos.
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Looks great Martin. Lots of detail, good color, and no halos.
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Thanks Murray.

I am still exploring the details in this upgraded app. It has an excellent PDF manual and I will relate details of manual and auto deghosting sometime soon.

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Hi Martin. I just purchased EasyHDR and apart from not having a clue as to how to use it properly, I can't get it to work with Lightroom CC. I did read that it does not come with default LR presets that are available in the context menu for other plugins and attempted to import it manually from LR's file export menu as recommended in the instruction manual, but that won't work with my Mac. Any suggestions? Apart from that problem, it seems to do quite well when I manually import a file to EasyHDR and take it from there.

Edit: Figured a way around the LR issue.

Here is my first try:
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Kell, I'm not sure I can be much help as I do not have a MAC or LR! However, have you downloaded the manual? It's good but not perfect, you'll find a MAC version here: Download easyHDR 3 software for Windows and Mac OSX

Then, I suggest you set preferences (including your choice of skin). Set your external editor:


Your installation should have found LR and plugged it in. See: EasyHDR support Section 9.

Sorry I cannot help further but I'm sure you'll get there in the end.

Now go out and take some against the light shots to get the full benefit of HDR

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Thanks Martin, I have gone thru the manual and found lots of stuff some of which is even helpful. It will take time to become really comfortable with the software. This software seems worth that extra effort compared to some of the other products out there. My interest in these software packages is primarily for their tone mapping capabilities as I seldom go the multiple image route for dynamic range extension.


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