Work in Progress. Comparison of HDR Programs.
A comparison of different HDR (high dynamic range) programs for rendering a series of images 7 images taken at different exposures (+3, +2, +1, 0, -1, -2, -3 EV). The programs compared are Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro, and Nik HDR Efex Pro. I should note that I am not able to run the Nik HDR Efex Pro on my desktop computer as it causes Photoshop to crash. I had to use a different computer to process the images using the Nik HDR Efex program. The images were taken during a workshop in Hawaii in 2007 with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens.
Original image, no HDR.
Photomatix: Image Fusion
Photomatix: Enhancer B&W
Photomatix: Compressor Deep
Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro: Default
Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro: Flat
Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro: Monochromatic
Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro: Photostylistic
Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro: Saturated
Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro: Surrealistic