Hey you guys have way more PS experience than I have BIG Time. I do have PS and do dabble with it, I have since move to iPhoto, because the minimum that it has in editing is all I need.
Long before i guess in PS 3.0, I used PS, very heavy - keep in mind there was nothing else. I mean MS and Apple had no real, photo editing apps that were pre-installed that was worth a dang. <-- In fact MS still does not have a editor that is worth a dang.
Loc: The Wizard's Balcony
This is what most people think of when you say HDR photo:
Well, that's about like saying that a soggy McDonald's hamburger is what most people think of when they think of a hamburger: probably true that that's what people think of, but it's a sloppy offering, and not really a good example of HDR photography. What you're looking at there is out-of-control tone mapping.
I think everyone who downloads Photomatix starts off making crap like this. I know I did a few years ago. But a well-done HDR photo won't leave one feeling as if they've just been secretly dosed with LSD.
it takes about 10 seconds to generate a photo, but it first analyzes the scene and then takes a shot and immediately takes a second photo. then, it aligns the 2 photos and joins them together and takes you to a screen where you can edit the details (e.g., contrast, saturation, brightness, warmth, and tint). it's no Photomatrix, but i think it allows for some improvement on the default iPhone HDR photos.
Out of control tone mapping? I think most people who do that are trying for that effect..which is quite often pleasing. Not everything has to be exactly like it was in reality. For instance, the one giz posted.. pushed a little too far for me... but still very effective.
Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
I am in agreement. it is technically an HDR photo.. but it is only to help the exposure, not to create a fantastic, arty photo.
Well here's where I start to get pissy
A jpeg file cannot be an HDR photo, because JPEGs just don't contain enough data.
I can use an actual HDR photograph to light my 3D scenes very accurately. I cannot do so with a JPEG. If all the iPhone is doing is mapping tones from different exposures, big deal. I want it to save me an actual radiance .HDR file. Then I'd be impressed.
And for craps sakes, it only takes 3 pictures? What's the use, it should take 5-7 minimum.
I suppose I'm just being too technical, but when someone says HDR to me, I think luminance data.
Edited by SgtBaxter (10/11/1001:48 PM)
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Well.. here you go.. you can now get even more pissed. Take a pic of a moving object with your iPhone 4 and you will see that it doesn't take 3 separate jpegs... just 1 and pushes/pulls the exposure. That's why the iP4s HDRs are so crappy...usually.
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