Friday, February 04, 2011

Alignment with Handheld HDR

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Ever had difficulty aligning images from a handheld HDR set? Well I have! But the built in alignment routines in most HDR software are fairly rudimentary. They particularly have a hard time with complex motion or when a wide angle lens. Below is a magnified image showing poor alignment with Photomatix Pro 4.0...

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And this one used Nik HDR Efex Pro...

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But this is what can be achieved with Photoshop CS5...

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Watch this video to see how...

2 comments:

Steve said...

Thank you James, I am new to the Photoshop CS family. I just recently purchased CS5. Your tutorial was very easy follow and I understood perfectly. Thank you so much for taking the time to pass on this information. I have been dragging around my tripod, now I can experiment with some hand held images.

Ratul Maiti said...

This sounds like a great idea, never thought about like this. I will have to give it a try when I do handheld bracketed shots next time.

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