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« on: September 02, 2010, 03:48:01 PM »

This is really something. In the past, you needed to take 3 quick shots yourself and then use specialized software to create high dynamic range photos. We're talking about the domain of for-reals professional photographers use this stuff to create the incredibly beautiful images you might see in galleries.

Now, this clearly is not going to make everyone gallery-ready, but HDR can really take a tough situation for a picture and make it damn reasonable, if not somewhat excellent.

I'm looking forward to seeing if it actually works.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/02/first_look_taking_hdr_photos_with_apples_ios_4_1.html
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 08:49:15 PM »

HDR is almost always over done. too many steps apart, making the result look way over saturated. it can look cool, but often just looks like a photoshop saturation filter gone haywire.

however... in the right usage, and circumstances it can change an image from a snapshot to a photo.

interesting addon, though a bit weird if you ask me...
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 09:05:34 PM »

It's like autofocus, auto aperature, autospeed ... hell it's like quantization for a music synthesizer.

It won't turn everyone into an artist, but there may be times when a snapshot becomes something a bit more likely to be kept. I am wondering if it's all auto-HDR or if there will be blend adjustments ... or even region blending adjustments like in Aperture. That's really be something. Prolly not, but it would be cool.
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 07:57:26 AM »

Or autotune.

Just look at T-Pain. That sound he achieves...yeah, it's cause he's not singing on the pitch.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 09:51:14 AM »

Much like. The sound is intesting and different, regardless of the technique or lack of. HDR has been a trick of photographers for quite a while now, it's cool that a little piece of it is being brought to the masses. It will both increase appreciation for the art and perhaps up the baseline.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 09:53:13 AM »

I have been playing around with HDR photos for few days and so far it's been good. iPhone saves photos with and without HDR so it's easy to compare. So far it has helped mainly by lightening up the photos and adjusting whites and blacks to proper levels. I know what nutballs means about doing too much HDR but in iPhone 4.1's case, the effect is quite subtle. I think the whole HDR is little bit misleading, it's more like "really nice black and white level correcting algorithm".
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2010, 06:32:02 AM »

I still have not had a chance to try it, but to the the best effect, normally you would need a wide color space. Like a field of flowers, or a cityscape at night works too. I will try to get s test in today, just to see what the range is set at. Thought the quick test I just did right now it seems like they went subtle, thank god....
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