[Digikam-users] Exposure Blending tool finalization...

Goose gclaramunt at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 17:08:36 GMT 2009

Yeah, i know and use "real bracketing" with camera ;)
But sometimes i shoot once and when developing at home, i see my raw with
blown highlights and/or black dark zones. Working in 16bit raw mode allows
you to recover some of those blown zones, but it underexpose the rest of the
picture, so i extract 3 or more Tiff/PNG with different exposure
compensations from the raw and blend them into one "pseudo-fake-hdr" with
QtPfsGui or other softwares.
I know it's not "real" hdr, is more like the local contrast plugin and
sometimes gives good results ;)

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/12/21 Goose <gclaramunt at gmail.com>:
> > Wow, looks a really promising tool.
> > Will be "fake HDR" generation supported? I mean, taking one raw
> > photo-->generate HDR, without the need of manually extracting 3 different
> > exposure images from it?
> Yes HDR image is created in memory by Enfuse (all pixels components
> are encoded as Float values).
> You suggest to use one RAW file to create 3 different exposure photos
> from it. Sorry, but this is have no sence... the sensor limitation is
> not compensate by RAW. Limitation are physics : the sensor do not have
> the same average that human eyes. Taking Raw photo do not solve the
> problem, sensor limitation are always there.
> You must take 3 different photos taken by the same camera, but with
> different exposure settings. This method is called Bracketing. Photo
> are taken with a very short difference of time, automatically by the
> camera. In this case of course, using a tripod is better. And
> bracketing is not adapted to subjects in mouvement... Landscape,
> Nature, etc... are best topic for HDR...
> Best
> Gilles Caulier
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