Tips for HDR in Photoshop & Lightroom

  • Colin Smith of has posted a tutorial on creating high dynamic range images using Photoshop, then tone mapping them using Photoshop’s built-in tools as well as HDRSoft’s Photomatix plug-in for Photoshop.  Scroll all the way down for a cool theater shot Colin created using these techniques.
  • Over on LightroomNews, Sean McCormack covers LR/Enfuse, Timothy Armes’ project to integrate the open-source Enfuse blending program right into Lightroom.  LR/Enfuse is available from Timothy’s site & is supported by user donations.

On a slightly related note, if the topic of digital dynamic range is up your alley, you might want to check out Stu Maschwitz’s detailed experiments with video gear.

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  1. John:
    Not quite on point to HDR, but since HDR is useful for panoramas and since you may be in the know: Photoshop CS3’s Auto-blend is great, usually surpassing the results of all other available blenders (Enblend, Smartblend) in both speed and results. It has one significant shortcoming applicable to 360 degree panos, however — it does not blend around the “wrap.” Currently, significant workarounds are required to overcome this. Do you have any visibility to whether this will be addressed in the future?
    [All I can say is that this is a great feature request. 🙂 –J.]

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