Tried sns-hdr, but would not load correctly, even with virus software disabled. Guess XP-PRO (32bit) is too old. Other software runs fine.
I tried HDR once and sucked badly. Never attempt again. :D
A post card from the ancient Angkor City.
K1W1 and Anthony: First thanks for all the inputs. Saved me a lot of time.:)
For as much as Photomatix Pro 4.2.6 may not be the best HDR software, it seems to have its good points.
1. Stand alone software. i.e. it's not a CS plug-in. I like the flow in NX2. Would be great if Nikon would add HDR.
2. Runs on XP Pro.
I've only run one set of images, where I neglected to turn off VR shooting on a tripod, so a little off, but still surprisingly good. I'll have another go at it tomorrow. Definately expands the known universe.
Seeing as we still seem to be stuck on HDR.
This is a seven shot sunrise (-3,-2,-1,0,+1,+2,+3) attempt from early 2012
Very natural looking HDR sunrise in exposure, but I think it seems a little too normal daylight color temp to feel right.
I wasn't really sunrise it was about 7am and probably a good 30-40 minutes after real sunrise but just at the time when the sun was coming over those trees.
Agreed. But definately shows the relative value of HDR. I'm not a big fan of over the top HDR processing but looks pretty good to me. Without the ghost, maybe a little better. Printed I'm not sure the color temp would be a big issue.
The new printer is showing me alternate ways to look at images and color profiling.
Thanks for the shot K1W1.
I do not like over the top HDR either D70FAN.
This is a photo from last year with the 3 original photos ( loses some of the effect when reduced to a jpg at this size ):
My camera only takes three photos by default; I did try taking six by moving the exposures over after the first three but in that case there was not much difference to just using three exposures. I also tend to go -2/3rd 0 +2/3rd and adjusting the 0 position.