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    Posted: 24 March 2013 at 18:56
The following shots are both the same in the sense that they both incorporate the same three image at -2, 0 and +2 EV. The only difference is that one has been post processed with Photomatix Pro 4.2 and the other with Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2.
I am here to here from you which in your opinion is the best looking as for HDR effect. I prefer the Nik's processed one as it gave me more flexibility. But certainly, as i am quite new into HDR would like to hear (read) your opinions.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MediaArchivist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2013 at 19:07
Have you tried the different option in PhotomatixPro? "Detail Enhancer", "Tone Compressor", and "Fusion" all will give you a different effect, not to mention the enormous variety just within Detail Enhancer.
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yes have tried them all although still a bit unsure as to which have to approach first when having a set of bracketed photos. I mean do they just need fusion? or they need to be tweaked with tone compressor after that?
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The second photo looks more dramatic, better highlights (stones at the left) but also more cooked or processed.
The first looks a bit more natural, less processed. It also seems the black point is higher in the second. Overall i like #1 most.
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I tried both over time
This moment I use NIK more (didn't install Photomatix on my new computer)
I have to say though, that NIK HDR-2 easily produces nasty halo's

Comparing the shots in itself is easy. I'm with MichelvA on that one
Comparing is also difficult. Should you have used other settings, then the whole judgment could have been different.

I think most effects can be achieved by either
My preference for NIK comes from ease of use.
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I have both Nik and Photomatix and have done the samething that you just did and I think the answer is that they are both tools, On some images Nik does better and on other Photomatix does better. Its more a question as to what's your vision and does the tool get you there. In the mean time keep having fun and keep sharing


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Glank27 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2013 at 20:13
Thanks guys.... appreciate your help and advice.
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