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Acronym for High Dynamic Range photography - a method of combining multiple images with varying tonal ranges into a single image that shows a wider range of values (from dark to light) than can be captured in-camera in a single frame.

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How to calculate actual bit-levels in a high dynamic range image?

I have two images one is an HDR image created by the Devebec algorithm, and the other is a low dynamic range image, then how can we calculate the actual bit-depth of the images? Both are supposed to ...
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The benefit of 14 stop acquisition when the exhibition is only in SD?

I’ve always wondered what benefit a 14 stop acquisition has when the exhibition will be in SDR which has around 6 stops of dynamic range (according to Wikipedia)? How does the 14 stop image fit into ...
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How are images combined in High Dynamic Range (HDR)?

I'm not asking about the mechanics of acquiring images or using any particular HDR program. Nor am I asking about tone mapping of the 32-bit HDR image. I'm just after some basic intuition of how the ...
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How can I batch merge multiple HDR sets of bracketed photos together in Darktable?

How can I batch merge multiple HDR sets of bracketed photos together in Darktable? I have 1,600 photos in a folder. They are all bracketed sets to create HDRs with. They are all in order, and there ...
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Why don't cameras have dynamic sensors

A sensor could have different pixels reset at different time, according to its brightness. It would completely remove the problem of dynamic range, wouldn't it? If a pixel exposure becomes greater ...
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How do you achieve this soft/glowing low-contrast black and white look?

Watched La Haine (4k version) the other day and was captivated by how the British Film Institute gave the film a much lower contrast soft look in comparison to Criterion's hard contrast look. I know ...
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HDR, exposure fusion, high dynamic range, iPhone

I’m not a photographer but I sometimes take pictures with a phone. As I understand, HDR mode in IPhone’s camera (I have iPhone 5) expands the number of values in a photograph by merging several ...
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Halo in pictures taken with HDR

I have a Pentax K-S2 and whenever I use the A-HDR (advanced HDR) mode, the pictures come out with this strange halo around the edges of objects. Is this normal? .
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Luminance HDR - Canon CR2 - Black images

I've been using QTPFSGUI few years ago and I wanted to do some HDR images recently... on my mac... So I downloaded today the last version 2.6.0 available and tried to create my HDR from 3 CR2 images (...
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How can I improve my photo of a night city landscape with a starry sky?

I like taking city photographs, like monuments or squares, with a starry sky. Since the square/monument is usually well illuminated, I take advantage of HDR with a short exposure for the illuminated ...
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HDR wide dynamic range of a moving subject?

I see many questions without any innovative answers to this problem. It is difficult to manually edit out the ghosts in Photoshop. A single RAW image is wonderful, comparing dynamic range to a single ...
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Why does the sun look odd when merging 360° photos to HDR?

I took some 360° photos with my Ricoh Theta SC2 and planned to merge them to make an HDRI but when I put them in Photoshop to merge, this is what the result is I use HDRIs in blender as lighting and ...
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Ghosting with HDR panorama using hugin

I took a few images of sunset with a tripod (each shot with -3EV and +3EV). I'm working with Hugin. Setting control points I have done manually. Since I'm encountering heavily ghosting issues I ...
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Does anyone know any app that can capture in raw multiple exposure value in a single capture? [duplicate]

I take photo from my android phone (Huawei P30 Pro) and I don't have tripod and my hands are unsteady. When I took a photo manually and change the settings and then take another photo, the location ...
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How to create real HDR image (HEIC/AVIF) from RAW file?

How do I create a shareable HDR image file, in either HEIC or AVIF format, from a RAW? The RAW format should have all the information necessary to create a real HDR image I think. With real HDR I mean ...
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Best settings to Shoot best dynamic range - Shoots like the human eye sees the details and the contrast between the bright light and the outside

I want to shoot a photography but the image looks too bright or too dark. TOO BRIGHT HERE TOO DARK HERE Here I made some editing (I combined these two photo into one ) to show how it seen through ...
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Export photos from Lightroom to leverage HDR display on modern iPhones

If I take a photo with my iPhone 13 Pro Max camera and view it on the phone screen, bright lights and colors appear very strong and vivid like an HDR movie on an HDR TV. This is controlled by a ...
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Does it exist?: a Coronagraph-style LCD panel mask inside the optical lens to pass dark and block bright pixel segments?

So we know coronagraphs are just a circular mask in the center of a telescope to block the sun's bright light and allow our eyes to see into the dark around the sun. But what if this coronagraph could ...
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How to add "HDR" to EXIF in Lightroom Classic?

Is there a way to add the fact that an image was crated using HDR to a photo's EXIF data in Lightroom Classic?
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Is in camera HDR inferior to taking multiple bracketed shots and creating HDR from them in computer?

I see lots of stuff online about creating HDR images from bracketed shots. But i have a Nikon D5600 which has in camera HDR. Should i still use bracketed shots for HDR or just use the in camera HDR. I ...
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Looking for details on Dynamic Range vs ISO

I have been reading up on maximizing dynamic range of digital sensors in order to get a rich image and soft roll-offs. One thing that I cannot wrap my head around are the following concepts and the ...
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HDR creation on flashes without exposure information

There is a challenge to shoot HDR of a subject in a studio, but the problem is that the subject is illuminated with flashes that flash momentarily in complete darkness. Because of this, it is not ...
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Recreate Canon In-Camera HDR with RAWs in Lightroom or Photoshop

as some of you might know, using the HDR mode with a canon camera results in three exposure bracketed RAW files after which the camera unavoidably creates a merged JPG on scene as well. To be fair, ...
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Why does HDR setting automatically turns OFF?

I am using Nikon D5600. At times I noticed this feature is disabled and sometimes it is enabled. When it is enabled and set to OFF, I enable it and capture a photo. When I recheck, it is set to OFF ...
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Best way to process an HDR image from JPEGs

I use an older digital camera for landscape images. It delivers very nice image quality - at least I like how it renders images. The point is that I cant take any RAW images. So when I shoot a sunset ...
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How to set optimal exposure times before creating HDR image?

I am going to take five photos and combine those into an HDR-image. How do I calculate/chose the optimal exposure times to create the best HDR-image? And how to chose number of images to use? I have ...
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HDR merge produce lackluster result

First of all, I must say that even thought I love photography, my skills are pretty bare. I've learnt to use lightroom auto toning feature and healing brush as well as managed a few layer merge from ...
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How do I create an HDR shot that avoids any highlight clipping?

I've taken three bracketed shots with a lot of contrast between the sky and the mountain valley below. Now I'm trying to create an HDR image which includes all the details from the clouds above ...
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How to batch produce HDR from RAW?

Is there any opensource command-line batch tool that more or less automatically creates basic HDR images? I got only a single .CR2 shot of each position. I already ...
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What software is recommended to do exposure fusion for real estate photography?

I have read that your can use exposure fusion in real estate photography to reduce overexposed windows. I would like to know which editing program is most suitable for this. I have experience as a ...
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Dynamic range of an HDR photo

I was wondering what is the dynamic range of an HDR photo if the bracketing was set at 2EV? (in F-stops)
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Things to look for in a camera to match cameraphone image quality

I have a 10-year old "upper-entry" level DSLR. I am considering upgrading to a new camera, but I am interested in knowing what sorts of things to look for that will allow it to match the image "...
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Why can't I turn on HDR on my Nikon DSLR? [closed]

There is something not allowing me to turn the HDR feature on, but I don’t know what it is.
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How to correctly calculate the Dynamic Range of an image

I'm trying to compare the dynamic range of a correctly exposed LDR picture with the dynamic range of the HDR image obtained with 3 LDR pictures. Right now I'm calculating the DR as: ...
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Why does this smartphone picture show a "disconnected" body?

This picture was taken at the beach around 11 am in the morning , using Samsung J4 plus with its natural camera
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What is the optimal Resolution setting to send raw photo from Capture One to Aurora

I am trying to send a group of raw photo from Capture One to Aurora in order to create a HDR image. A dialog box pops up when I do so I think most options are ok except 'Resolution': I am not sure ...
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Fast, lossy compressed, 10 bit image format (Or 12 bit or 16 bit)

I'm looking for an image format to keep my photo archive. Currently I'm keeping compressed DNG + 80% quality JPG. JPG is useful because you can easily convert and manage, is small and is fast to read/...
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Is tone mapping automatically applied to RAW images?

At first I thought tone mapping was a thing for HDR images only used to "display" the dynamic range which our monitors can't show. Turns out that RAW images tend to have a high dynamic range too. So ...
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Automatically merge all HDR sequences in folder in Lightroom CC Classic

I've been shooting a lot of raw 3-exposure bracketed shots recently which I've been merging into HDR images in Lightroom Classic CC (Mac). I find the process of selecting 3 images, going into the ...
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How do you remove a halo from a sunset picture in Aurora HDR?

I'm trying to make an HDR picture from a sunset taken from a boat. Using the typical settings, I'm getting a sun that looks like this: How do I fix it?
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Matching color of HDR panorama

For normal images color checkers can be used to correct images that the color representation is euqual. How is it done with HDR images? How can color checker board measurements be included in the tone-...
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HDRI with ND Filter

When I take images for composing a HDR image later how can I use an ND-Filter. For example I capture 5 images whitout an Filter and then add for the 6 and 7 shot a 10 Stop ND-Filter how can I tell the ...
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What is a good intervalometer with bracketing options for Sony a6000?

I've been on the a6000 for a few years, and bracketing for HDR has been the hardest part of the whole camera because of the silly limitations Sony keeps insisting on leaving in place. Things like ...
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How to avoid these artifacts around cables in HDR?

As you can see in the first photo, there are many prominent artefacts around the overhead wires. The next screenshot shows a comparison between the reference photo (the one with the medium exposure)...
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Problems with AEB picture alignment

I just got a Canon G1X Mark II as a replacement for a broken Canon G12 and was moderately happy about it, until I started to use it for pretty much the same thing I did before: HDR via Auto Exposure ...
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Why is software-based manipulation of images frowned upon while hardware-based manipulation is acceptable?

In my previous question someone pointed out that unnatural HDR based toning will get more objections from the photography community than cropping. I personally feel that slight HDR based enhancements ...
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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

I have just started doing bracketing to shoot HDR photos in high contrast situations I am using a tool called Aurora HDR 2018 on OSX to combine three photo of different exposure to produce a final ...
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Why can't cameras perform HDR automatically, like smartphones? [duplicate]

I hope this isn't a stupid question. Smartphones have a HDR option, where you can take 1 shot and the smartphone then applies HDR. With a camera, you can't do (to the best of my knowledge) HDR with a ...
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ETTR vs LUT-based HDR

I just read about Exposing to the Right as a way to compensate for the way the dynamic range bracketing works. This roughly re-maps intensity values so that more "shades" of shadows are captured, but ...
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Does the Canon 800D (automatically) crop images made with in-camera HDR?

I made some HDR images with the Canon D800, and it seems that they are cropped relative to an image made without HDR (same view, shot from the same place). Does anyone have experience with this ...
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