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HDR Cookbook – Before and After: The Blue Room – Bebenhausen Palace, Germany (HDR)

Before-and-after comparison of an HDR image: The Blue Room - Bebenhausen Palace, Germany (HDR)

The Blue Room – Bebenhausen Palace, Germany (HDR) – Before and After (click to enlarge)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “The Blue Room – Bebenhausen Palace, Germany (HDR)“. In the top row, you see the original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 3-shot autobracketing series with 0, -2 and +2 ev. On the left side on the bottom row, you see the result of merging those shots into a 32-bit HDR and subsequent tone-mapping using the detail enhancer option of Photomatix Pro 4.0. And finally, the right side of the bottom row shows the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS4.

The final image and a more detailed description of the post-processing steps can be viewed here. Click on the image below to view a bigger version.

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3 replies
  1. Inder Gopal
    Inder Gopal says:

    Hi Klause
    Great work I am following your work and trying to get a feel of HDR. Do Topaz Denoise and PS Reduce Noise work similarly?
    Why do you prefer Topaz over Photoshop? I am sure PS must also be having similar editing results.
    Do share a thought when you get time.

  2. Ankit
    Ankit says:

    Nice work!

    I tried your hdr method that you posted earlier..converting to tiffs then using photomatix to merge.. its working quite well for me.

    here is my result:,

    for this pic i used 3 images (-2,0,+2) and was handheld


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