Another new player in the HDR game

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Another new player in the HDR game

Unread postby paulmurphy » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:35 pm

Hi all,

In case you haven't seen it I just thought I'd let you know about a new player in the HDR software game, the programme is a free beta until november and looks good to me - it's called Oloneo and works directly with my A700 RAW files. I have no connection with the company etc, just thought you might like to try it

Here is one from this morning (3 shot auto-bracket -2, 0 and +2)

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Best wishes

Paul

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Re: Another new player in the HDR game

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:10 am

Do want! Paul, is there any more info you can give us and do you have a link?
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Re: Another new player in the HDR game

Unread postby aster » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:05 am

Thank you, Paul. :D

I just took the liberity of downloading the beta software and will try it as soon as possible.

For those interested here's the link:


OLONEO DOWNLOAD PAGE


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Re: Another new player in the HDR game

Unread postby paulmurphy » Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:05 pm

Sorry about missing the link - thanks Yildiz

Here are a few notes that may help, with programme use


Some tips for using Oloneo

To load images, select the folder you want to take the images from, to be the one displayed in the central panel by the following

In the browse module

Click on the small select folder icon to the right of the address bar at the top of the page.
Select the folder containing the images and press open
This will import them into the centre panel.

Creating an HDR

To use bracketed images click on the first image to be used, then press and hold the shift key and click on the last image to be used – this should highlight all the images

In the right-hand pane under project image selection click on add – the images will then appear in this panel

To create an HDR image, click on auto-align (if required) in the HDR tone map box and then create HDR tone map project, the software will now crunch data.

You will be presented with image in the edit module and have a number of options regarding tone-mapper to use and lots of options for adjustment – I suggest experiment (the time machine to the left hand side is like the Photoshop history option and you can go back at any stage).

I find the detail strength is great to emphasise details and the low dynamic tone sliders can affect the overall feel.

It will also ‘tone-map’ single images by following the same process but only selecting a single image.

When you save the image – look at the save as box the programme will give you its own file type but also TIFF and JPG options, you can also put in copyright data.

The help icons link to you tube videos and are also useful – the re-light projects look very interesting.

This is just a quick overview of what I find useful so far and I hope it is of some use.

Paul

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Re: Another new player in the HDR game

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:17 pm

Have to give it a try. Thanks Paul.
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