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  1. noob873

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    I finally got cs3 and wanted to try out my first HDR.
    But when I tried it was nothing like some of the ones Ive seen. Just curious what to do.
    I took the 3 pics then clicked the merge to HDR thing. What do I do after that? The result just looked really bland compared to the other HDR's I've seen.

    Sorry if this is a repetitive question.
     
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    Tonemapping...



    Watch the video.
     
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    Then you have to go to "image > mode > 8 bit...and play with the graph.
     
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    Hi! I've written a tutorial on this topic here:

    http://backingwinds.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-create-professional-hdr-images.html

    It'll get a lot easier after you do a few. :)
     
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    Thanks. :)
    Got if figured out.
    But one more thing, when I go to upload them into photobucket it wont let me because its a photoshop file. And when I saved them jpeg wasnt an option, how do I save it as a jpeg?
     
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    File > Save As > JPEG or PNG > If JPEG use the highest quality (100).

    That should work.
     
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    Ok cool PNG worked, but I still dont get why it wont give me the option to save it as JPEG.
     
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    You probably have it still set at 16bit image. Change it to 8bit and then you can saved as jpeg.
     
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    There's no problems with PNG's though, plus if you always resave the file it's always lossless, unlike JPEGs.

    I always re-edit photos a bunch of times, that's pretty much the reason I save my file as PNG. Also if you ever need a JPEG, to upload on a site for example, you can always re-save that PNG into a JPEG with no loss of quality. Personal preference I guess.

    See this thread for some info about JPEG compression. credit to garbz
     

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