I have Lightroom 4 and have downloaded LR/Enfuse for Mac.

I have checked out the information on using Enfuse but with my endeavours are not that happy with the results. That is I was expecting a more of a dynamic range than I have received - The images do not look that much different prior to the enfused images.

Could anybody give me some tips to achieve the dynamic range I am looking for. I am not expecting a HDR that one might get with photomatix etc.

thank you

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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you post a few examples of what you've tried and the results you're not happy with? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Jul 19, 2012 at 4:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ Maybe its not a software problem... This combination works for me out-of-the-box. Try wider increments for your brackets. Usually 4 stops apart is a good start. \$\endgroup\$
    – Itai
    Jul 19, 2012 at 9:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ What kind of photos are you taking (nature/landscapes, interior/architecture, indoor where you need to see what's outside the windows, exterior house where you need to inside through the windows), and how many exposures are you taking for each series? \$\endgroup\$
    – huzzah
    Jul 19, 2012 at 21:07

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Are you expecting exposure fusion or HDR results? See: How does exposure fusion work?

LR/Enfuse uses Enfuse which merges exposures but does not create an HDR image.

This is an example of an image that used exposure fusion: After exposure fusion and lightroom

This is an example of an image that was output from an HDR image and tone mapped: HDR after tonemapping


I use enfuse for interior photography. I often find that you need to increase the fill and recovery sliders (LR3) before running enfuse.

See the following images, first image is the final enfused image followed by 3 brackets 0/-2/+2

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