hdr question

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  1. marmots

    marmots No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Jul 5, 2009
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    so i am trying to make a tone mapped HDR, but i am running in to a problem. after i have finished all the steps that i found on the internet, the finished image looks almost no different from the original.

    here's what i am doing... i am using gimp, so i started with the correctly exposed image and added the dark image. then i went back to the dark image and desaturated, then applied a sobel-edge detect filter to the grayscale image. then i applied a very slight gaussian blur, so i used this as a layer mask to the dark layer. then i repeated with the bright layer.
    and... nothing, there is a slight difference but nothing very noticeable

    i tried this same process on two different images. now i notice that after i applied the edge detect almost nothing was visible so at this point i already figured something went wrong.

    here are the original images i tried this on
    ( they were all raw so i just made the under\over exposed images from this)
    i know neither of these pictures are very good but i was just trying to experiment[​IMG]


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