Editing Software

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by kcon1, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. kcon1

    kcon1 TPF Noob!

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    Hi,
    I hope this is in the right section.
    At the moment i'm using adobe photoshop cs2, but i'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on any other software that might be better?
     
  2. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    What is it that you need to do that photoshop cs2 is not capable of doing?
     
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    It's called "merge to HDR".
     
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    Hi kcon1,

    I just happened to stumble across this thread, and saw that you were referencing my stuff. Im flattered, thank you.

    I go into a bit of detail in some of my previous threads about how I did these. But basically, my HDR process involves 3 exposures (most of the time), then I use photomatix to generate the HDR and tone mapping. Then I take it into photoshop CS2, and do several things with levels, curves, dodging, burning, hue/saturation, brightness/contrast, unsharp mask, etc. I tried using Merge to HDR in PS, but just didnt like it all that much (just my opinion and preference). Depending on the image, I may also take it into Lightroom, but not always.

    But to answer your question, yes, photoshop can do those effects. I just prefer to use a combination of photomatix and PS. Again, thanks. :)

    Best regards,
    NJ
     
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    Photomatix does seem to generate some of the best results. I like it.
     

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