Wednesday, December 9, 2009

How to achieve HDR images – easily and for free!

Free and easy HDR photography? It's possible!

If you’ve always wondered how to achieve those wonderful HDR (High Dynamic Range) images, we have the answer for you! HDR images are easy to make with the right tools. You’d just have to capture the range of tones with (at least) three images – one properly exposed, one over-exposed and one under-exposed. Needless to say, you’d need all images to be in perfect registration, so a steady tripod is a must! You can then use a HDR software to merge and combine all the photos into one image that extracts the maximum details from the highlights and shadows.

The tricky part is the HDR software – most of the good ones are not free. Despair not! We found the QTPFSGUI (we kid you not… that’s the name of the software!) pretty decent and powerful, and best of all – it’s free of charge! If you like it enough, you can be nice and donate some money to the developers who worked hard at bringing you something so nice for free.

Without further ado, here’s the link to the tutorial for using QTPFSGUI…

And you can download QTPFSGUI here!

HDR photos credit of John Nyberg (Denmark)

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