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Dynamic Photo HDR Rewritten From Ground Up

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography has really exploded in the last few years. Not only do we have powerful software on our computer to expand the range of images, there are also apps for most smartphones. There are two primary methods for creating an HDR image. You can take a …

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New Corel AfterShot Pro 2: Industry’s Fastest RAW Photo Manager

In the Secrets to Perfecting Your Product Shots tutorial I posted last month, I spoke very highly of using Corel AfterShot Pro as part of my workflow to get the most from digital photos. It has now been updated to v2. There is a lot more speed and it was …

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Google Lowers Price of Full Nik Collection of Plug-Ins

You may remember that back in the dark ages of technology (six months ago), Google purchased Nik Software. The reason many guessed at the time was because of the Snapseed app that Nik had developed. Heck, I even wrote Three Big Reasons for Google to Buy Corel and Some Small …

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Six Tools For Creating HDR Images

Today the United States celebrates Memorial Day. I’m sure that means many of the loyal readers of this blog are out celebrating the holiday with friends and family. I’ll be having dinner with Scott Georgeson of Click n Learn and the videos supplied with CorelDRAW X6. Yesterday I showed you …

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Photomatix for HDR

In the last few weeks I’ve given you a number of options for creating HDR images. Previously I’ve covered ReDynamix which provides a low-cost option. There are two free packages, Luminance and PictureNaut. And there has been a couple of  high-end options, HDR Efex Pro and AKVIS HDRFactory. Today we’re …

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I have already told you about several different software packages for HDR imaging. I had planned to do my last post for a while on the subject and then I came across yet another package. Previously I’ve covered ReDynamix which provides a low-cost option. There are two free packages, Luminance …

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HDR Efex Pro

The last two weeks I covered several tools for creating HDR images. Last week I covered the free options, Luminance and PictureNaut. Two weeks ago I wrote about ReDynamix. It is fairly inexpensive. Today we’ll look at the other end of the spectrum. Nik HDR Efex Pro sells for $160 …

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Luminance and PictureNaut Provide Free HDR Tools

Last week I told you about the ReDynamic plug-in for creating Pseudo HDR from images. Today I’m going to tell you about two more solutions for creating HDR images and both of these are free tools. Luminance HDR is an open source tool available for both Mac and Windows. It …

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ReDynamix for Pseudo HDR

Over the next few weeks I’m going to tell you about a variety of tools for creating HDR (high dynamic range) photos. Some of the tools will be completely free and some will have a price tag. I’m going to start with a program that is probably one of the …

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