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Re: A tongue-in-cheek missive to those who want a high MP 5D3 :)
« Reply #60 on: December 09, 2011, 03:09:38 AM »
... Still, a relevant analogy is the use of HDR to increase the dynamic range of current sensors.

Not picking on you John, but Isn't HDR a misnomer? I mean what we are really doing is "reducing" the dynamic range to display on our monitors... in reality it is Dynamic range compression, is it not?

Its a misnomer in the context and manner its normally used, yes. In the context of a 32-bit (or greater) float per color channel pixel HDR image (where the potential value range for each color channel in a pixel is on the order of 0.000000001 to 100,000,000,000), then and only then is the term actually valid. The moment you downconvert a source HDR image into a 16-bit/8-bit integer per color channel pixel image, you are once again limiting your DR. I've always had the same beef with "HDR"...
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Re: A tongue-in-cheek missive to those who want a high MP 5D3 :)
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Re: A tongue-in-cheek missive to those who want a high MP 5D3 :)
« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2011, 04:01:17 AM »
I have always had a hard time figuring HDR with PS out... My pictures always look pretty bad... I tried ColorEfex, it it seemed to work a lot better...
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Re: A tongue-in-cheek missive to those who want a high MP 5D3 :)
« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2011, 04:01:17 AM »