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bluenoser1993

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Re: Best HDR Software?
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2014, 12:13:48 PM »
So would it be a choice between LR 5 and the NIK suite, or are both required?  I use Aperture and I'm looking for HDR capability, as well as pano.  In addition to the HDR, is the sharpening and noise reduction that much different as compared to Aperture?  I like the object removal tool of LR, but want a capable HDR program that will do the work I need on the files from PtGui.  Trying to figure out what software I need/want I find I'm going in circles. :-[
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Re: Best HDR Software?
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2014, 12:13:48 PM »

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Re: Best HDR Software?
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2014, 07:40:11 PM »
So would it be a choice between LR 5 and the NIK suite, or are both required?  I use Aperture and I'm looking for HDR capability, as well as pano.  In addition to the HDR, is the sharpening and noise reduction that much different as compared to Aperture?  I like the object removal tool of LR, but want a capable HDR program that will do the work I need on the files from PtGui.  Trying to figure out what software I need/want I find I'm going in circles. :-[
I haven't used Nik, but Lightroom can definitely fully process a 32bit file and there would be no need for anything else.
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Re: Best HDR Software?
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2017, 11:35:21 AM »
As for me, the best HDR editor is https://aurorahdr.com. What I really like about it is that they update it regularly and launch special offers.
NIK was also good, but it'll die without Google's support in the nearest future.

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Re: Best HDR Software?
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2017, 09:27:33 AM »
I've tried some dedicated software, and I've used Photoshop. I haven't got past interface issues where I think I am getting a certain look from the 32-bit stage, but then in the step back to 16-bit I can't maintain it.

Recently I've been using Adobe Bridge in Filmstrip mode. The result then is treated with normal (to me) ACR controls. So I feel like I understand what I am doing and have predictable results. I'm usually aiming for something that approximates what I remember the scene looked like in person, rather than aiming for something surreal. I usually find that bracketing in 1 1/3 stop increments works well for my purposes.

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Re: Best HDR Software?
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2017, 09:27:33 AM »