Making an HDR from different sized panoramas...

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  1. Contegni

    Contegni TPF Noob!

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    I was at my brother's apartment in Jersey City today and took a few panoramas of the NYC skyline. I took 7 shots each of +1.0, +0.0 and -1.0 EV. I think they came out relatively nicely and I also think it would be cool to try and make an HDR out of them. There is a problem, however. Each of the panoramas are different sizes and there is a slight crop shift with each one. Is there an easy way to correct this with software or something? I could spend a very long time in PS trying to resize and align the images, but I don't have the patience or the time... Any help would be cool :wink:

    This is +1.0 EV. Original size is 9286x2406.
    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t63/Contegni/LightJPG.jpg

    This one is +0.0 EV. Slightly larger than the last at 10378x2456.
    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t63/Contegni/MediumJPG.jpg

    And finally -1.0 EV. Original is 10295x2420.
    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t63/Contegni/DarkJPG.jpg
     
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    i am too new to all this to be able to help you with your question. but i figured i'd still tell you that i LOVE the shots! i'd hang it on my wall for sure.
     
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    I would say you could do that, but at the end you would perhaps just have to crop it to the smallest sized one....but then again im not sure cause my few attempts at hdr havent came out right at all :(
     
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    Did you take these in raw format? If so go to your normal exposure and change the exposure there. Is it going to be exactly the same not so much but it can do I believe.
     
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    You might want to try going into the HDR tool and select "Align images". Other than that, I don't think there is an easy way.

    Just my opinion, though, but I think the +1.0EV is fantastic as it is.
     
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    I would agree with this as well. If you really want to get a good HDR your going to need more range than just one stop. Especially with night shots. You really want some hugely over exposed shots. I would almost say 3 or 4 over exposed shots working to + 3 and do the same going down to the under exposed end to -3
     
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    Thanks for all of the responses! On second thought, I think you're right TamiyaGuy, I like the +1.0 EV better the more I look at it. I think I'll just leave it as is. I'd go back and take more pictures but it's a pain for me to get out there, especially if I'm bringing my camera gear.
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but why don't you combine each bracketed shot and then make a panorama? Wouldn't that be a true HDR panorama?

    Why are you trying to make an HDR after you combine them into a panorama?
     

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