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Translating Your Digital Image Camera Raw Files to Use on Your Computer

Some digital cameras allow you to take pictures in the Camera Raw file format. You can’t open Camera Raw image files on your computer without running them through a Raw converter. Convert Camera Raw files [more…]

Convert Raw Photos for HDR Photography

If you shoot in Raw, you don’t have to convert those photos to another format (TIFF or JPEG) before you generate the high dynamic range image. If you wish to, however, you can convert your Raw photos and [more…]

Prepare RAW Photos for Conversion to HDR

Converting Raw photos for high dynamic range photography requires a different mindset than traditional digital photo processing, which aims to create the best looking photo possible. Here are a few differences [more…]

Convert Bracketed Photos for HDR

If you decide to convert your bracketed Raw photos to TIFFs or JPEGs before generating the high dynamic range image in an HDR application, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Create HDR Images in Photomatix Pro

An HDR image is different than the tone mapped image. High dynamic range images are generated first, using Photomatix Pro in this example, and then tone mapped to transform them into a relatively finished [more…]

How to Create HDR Images in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop creates HDR files from your bracketed images, as you would expect, smoothly and professionally. To generate high dynamic range images in Photoshop, follow these handy-dandy steps: [more…]

Create HDR Brackets from One Raw Exposure

You can create brackets from a single Raw exposure and then use them to prepare a high dynamic range photograph by altering the exposure value (EV) in your Raw editor and saving the results. Here’s how [more…]

Create HDR Images in Photoshop Elements 8

Photoshop Elements 8 has joined the ranks of HDR-capable applications. Elements' high dynamic range photograph feature is not that powerful — it’s basically exposure blending with a little tone mapping [more…]

Why Convert HDR Photos to Black and White

A lot of people wonder why on earth you would want to convert a high dynamic range (HDR) image to black and white. In general, you should convert an HDR photo to black and white for the same reasons you [more…]

Emphasize Contrast and Tone in Black-and-White HDR Photos

High dynamic range (HDR) photography excels at emphasizing contrast — and not just in color but in black and white, too. Black-and-white photos are beautiful studies in contrast. With color removed from [more…]

Solve HDR Color Problems with Black and White

Sometimes color high dynamic range (HDR) photos just don’t look good. For whatever reason, this photo, a single-exposure HDR image, is such a case. The color version, as you can see, just isn’t that interesting [more…]

When to Convert HDR to Black and White

One option to create black-and-white high dynamic range (HDR) images is to convert your color photos to black and white before using them to generate the HDR image. You have two options to choose from [more…]

Convert HDR Raw Images to Black and White

If you convert your high dynamic range (HDR) images during Raw conversion, you must shoot your images and brackets in Raw and be prepared to convert them to black and white in your favorite Raw converter [more…]

Convert Tone Mapped HDR to Black and White

There are a number of methods to convert a color, tone mapped high dynamic range (HDR) image to black and white after the HDR process. Use your favorite image editor [more…]

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