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 Post subject: HDR (High Dynamic Range)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:24 pm 
Not Sure if this is in the correct category but here goes. I have seen various HDR photos on websites and have always wondered how to do it. Is it done with in the camera or is it done using a editing software like Paintshop Pro or Adobe photoshop. I have a Sony A 450 DSLR and Paintshop Pro7 editing is it possible to make HDR images with this equipment ?


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It is (in limited way) doable in Photoshop, or Photomatix or Nik HDR Efex, or maybe some other program, as far as I know there is only DR optimizing in camera (Nikon's D-lighting for instance) but in general it takes a software on your PC to do it.

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If I remember correctly, the Sony A5xx series have a form of built in HDR, so I would assume it is in the A450 too. It doesn't go the more extreme versions of HDR though. Even if not, you can take images with it suitable for further HDR processing.

PSP7 is rather ancient (I still use it too!), and doesn't have any specific HDR capabilities in it.

See this thread on HDR if you haven't already.

Personally I have Dynamic Photo HDR as the most easy to use one. Photomatrix is also a popular option, as is the capability in Photoshop CS5. All have demo versions for download so you can have a play.

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Popo, you are right, the a450 does HDR in camera. So it should be explained in the manual how this works.

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Creative options are enhanced with Auto HDR mode that accommodates bright highlights and dark shadow details in a single frame. Two successive frames shot handheld at different exposure values are merged automatically by the camera. The result is a detail-packed High Dynamic Range image – with no need for a PC image editor and specialists skills. In addition to fully automatic operation, the exposure difference between frames can be manually set up to 3EV, in 0.5EV increments.
From a450 press release

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