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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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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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Where to Download Tone Mapping Settings for Batch Tone Mapping in Luminance HDR

I would like to download tone mapping settings for batch tone mapping in Luminance HDR. Can someone point me in the right direction as to where to download these? I am using Linux. Any help would be ...
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How to increase the dynamic range for a landscape photo without post-processing?

I like to take landscape photographs, during the golden hour. I always try to get high dynamic range so as to get the foreground and background proportionally highlighted, but I fail miserably (I use ...
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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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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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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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When is it better to use HDR rather than just pulling extremes from a RAW file?

When I shoot in raw instead of jpeg, I can bring out the darks and suppress the lights very easily for pretty much every picture I shoot when I edit in Lightroom. Since HDR is meant to capture detail ...
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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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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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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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Android software that shoots a range of at least +/– 5.0 EV for the bracketed set

I'm using a Galaxy S7 Edge phone and the Android app called Camera FV-5 to take bracketed exposures for HDR photography. That software takes a bracketed set of +/- 2.0 EV maximum. I found out that 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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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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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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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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How can I batch process HDR images in Lightroom?

I have taken a series of 8 images for a 360 panoramic shot using bracketed exposure of 3. This produces 24 total images, which I would like to process in lightroom using HDR merge. Currently, I am ...
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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 tried: ufraw and realized it's dead ...
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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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How to shoot a shot with the moon and city skyline?

What is the best way to capture the moon with a city background? The moon is so bright that if I do long exposure to capture the city, the moon will be completely blown out into a white star. Is HDR ...
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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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HDR smartphone cameras: is it done in hardware or software?

Let's say I want to take the highest dynamic range pictures with a smartphone camera. Do I need to look for a specific sensor with better hardware for HDR photos, or find the best camera app because ...
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Is there an inverse function which will return an HDR picture to its original?

I want to return my original picture from an HDR-picture which I made with Adobe Photoshop CS6. Does an inverse function exist to do this? The HDR technique takes two pictures where there is more ...
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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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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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Why not make HDR from a single RAW automatically?

My understanding is that a decent DSLR captures a wider dynamic range than any JPEG can represent. The entire range is recorded in the RAW file. The dynamic range is a property of every camera; it's ...
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Remote Control for Sony NEX 5 with bracketed images

Most remote controls that I've tried with my Sony NEX 5t only allow for a single shot shutter action. I'd like to be able to show bracketed images with a remote control. Are there options on the ...
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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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What's the difference between "Fake HDR" and real, bracketed exposure HDR?

As I began to brush up on my landscape photography skills I came across the polarizing (pun intended) issue of HDR photography. More specifically, I came across a well written blog post titled "...
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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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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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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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Gray, banded sky in Luminance HDR output

I captured a scene with a crummy IP camera at -2, 0, +2 EV intending to join them into an HDR image: Image Gallery When I create a new HDR image with Luminance HDR 2.5.1., the exposure values are ...
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How to do HDR with long exposure photos?

I've seen a lot of nice landscape photos on 500px that seem like there must be HDR or some process to blend in skies with the foreground, many also have long shutter speeds. Unless they are all using ...
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Why are my tone mapped images turning purple?

As I've been developing a few images into tone mapped images in Photomatix, some of the skies that were blue seem to be turning purple. I'm not quite sure why. I take 3 bracketed RAW images, which ...
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How to quickly toggle HDR mode on D7200?

I know how to turn on/off HDR function on D7200 from menu, but I wonder if there is a quicker way to toggle this function.
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How does automatic HDR software work?

An HDR image is the combined image of varied exposures that give good detail of the subject in the photograph. How does HDR software know what part of the images to blend? Manually, we know by ...
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How do pseudo or fake HDR programs like Photomatix work?

There are a few programs that can produce HDR-like results from only one input image. How do these work?
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How does one get these HDR effects?

While I'm not a big fan of HDR images that hase been pushed over-the-top, I must admit that most of the images found on this Flickr page strike a good balance between very vivid colors and a "natural" ...
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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: stops = log2(...
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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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How can I stop my HDR shots looking so fake?

All my attempts at HDR come out looking remarkably fake, how can I reduce the halos effect?

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