A Primer Henry P. I'll have to disagree with your positive assessment of Nik's product. The trick is that HDR scenes not only can't be captured in a single image, they also can't be fully displayed or printed in their native form.
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HDR Efex Pro - Nik Collection by DxO
Write a review cdcaxrc. You can see some of the results in my earlier blog post Fixing A Perfect Morning: This software gives you many options for creating HDR images, including one-click visual presets, advanced tone mapping algorithms, detailed HDR controls, and U Point Technology controls for fine-tuning colors and tonality.
However it'll be a welcome addition when they implement an "Add Open Files" option like the one available with Adobe's own HDR command. Below is an image taken from a hot air balloon rendered in both products for you to compare.
Clash of the HDR Titans: Photomatix Pro versus Nik's HDR Efex Pro
Enhancements are automatically hr naturally blended throughout your image for spectacular results. I have been a Photomatix user for a year now, but will start comparing the two to see which gives better results.
Bob--The more perspectives the better. By using control points, you have the ultimate level of control over the tonality, color, and detail of your images, producing results that more closely meet your vision as a photographer.
Both products have automatic ghost removal which often does a good job. It is people like you that give HDR a bad ppro.
What I think would be a cool enhancement for U-point would be more of an ability to control which settings were affected by each point. Perhaps a future blog post! Noise Reduction Engine with Automatic Profiling Dfine reduction engine provides best-in-class noise reduction while retaining an incredible amount of detail. I'll have to disagree with your positive assessment of Nik's product.
Global Image Adjustments Apply any color, light, or structure enhancement image-wide with the ability to refine any global adjustment selectively using control points. Eighteen new and improved filters are part of a new generation of technologies available to provide more ways to explore, create, and achieve your final vision. No Longer Available Update Location close. Hey guys thanks for the great work.
It allows you to create stunning High Dynamic Range HDR images by aligning and blending multiple exposures of the same scene. Photomatix Pro also does a great job aligning images.
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After having processed many images with both packages I'd be hard pressed to pick one over the other as far as the quality of their output. This process is a little painful but fortunately nik has created a plug-in for Bridge that allows evfects to select your images in Bridge and load them directly into HDR Efex as an alternative for Bridge users. See any errors on this page?
See any errors on this page? HDR Efex Pro has class-leading previews and zoom features that make it easy to ensure what you see is what you get.
Here are thumbnails from the original Raw files taken with my Nikon D Color Efex Pro is known for its power and versatility. The "fit to window" preview is not as accurate. Perfectly suited for all styles prro photography, each filter provides control to satisfy discerning photographers. Easy, Intelligent Presets Start with dozens of one-click visual presets and then hone your image with intuitive, real-time edits.
HDR Efex Pro
There are increasing extremes of presets ranging from the subtle like the ones I used on the image above to the whimsical "Granny's Attic" Nik offers shown below:. The combination works particularly well on some of the temples in southeast Asia and scenes of foliage.
Users in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture will all have the same experience, features, and functionality U Point Technology Selectively apply or remove filter effects with the utmost precision, without the need for complicated selections and layer masks Superior Ghost and Chromatic Aberration Reduction For improved ghost reduction and alignment there are newly implemented algorithms, as well as the ability to select a reference image, that both dramatically improve the initial merge results.
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Both products offer a nice selection of presets for common HDR treatments—which is a really good thing because there is such a bewildering variety of alternatives for processing that it is easy to get lost without effects good place to start.
This software gives you many options for creating HDR images, including one-click visual presets, advanced tone mapping algorithms, detailed HDR controls, and U Point technology for fine-tuning colors and tonality.