HDR Before-and-After

Usually, you only see the finished image when somebody publishes their HDR work, and when you look at such an image, you tend to wonder what the original photos looked like and what the HDR process and the photographer’s personal post-processing skills really brought to this very image. Some time ago, I decided to add a little spice to the soup and also publish the source images and the intermediate result after the tone-mapping for each of my HDR images.

The result is the growing series of illustrations below that I call Before-and-After Comparisons. Just click on one of the posts below to open it and view a bigger version.

Also check out the Dynamic Before-and-After section: Pull the slider on each image back and forth to see the difference!

HDR Before and After: New Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey (HDR Vertorama)

This is the HDR before and after comparison of “New Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey (HDR Vertorama)“. The final image was created from 4×4 TIFF files (series of 4 autobracketed RAW images, +2, 0, -2EV that were converted to TIFFs using Abobe Camera RAW with the Five TIFFs method creating an additional +4EV image). You can […]

HDR Cookbook – Before and After: St. Martin’s Cathedral (HDR Vertorama)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “St. Martin’s Cathedral (HDR Vertorama)“. The final image was created from 4×5 TIFF files (series of 4 autobracketed RAW images, +2, 0, -2ev that were converted to 4×5 TIFFs using Abobe Camera RAW with the Five TIFFs method). You can see the 12 source images in the left three […]

View the Before-and-After Comparison to see where this photo comes from!

HDR Cookbook – Before and After: Ethnographic Museum – Budapest, Hungary (HDR Vertorama)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “Ethnographic Museum – Budapest, Hungary (HDR Vertorama)“. The final image was created from 5×5 TIFF files (series of 5 autobracketed RAW images, +2, 0, -2ev that were converted to TIFFs using Abobe Camera RAW with the Five TIFFs method). You can see the 15 source images in the left […]

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