HDR actually works pretty well.

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  1. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    I won't debate the merits of HDR as people have different opinions. But it does seem to work very well and effortlessly, and does appear to have its uses.

    Here's a pretty good example and situation where HDR can help. I'd say there's no question it improved the photo.

    Anybody else have good examples, not so much the professional oriented shots, but practical everyday situations?

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  2. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    Great improvement isn't there.

    Really want this but i think i'm gonna have to wait for the new JB before updating.
     
  3. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    I think it's great for everyday use as long as everything in the shot is stationary.
     
  4. a.jfred macrumors 6502

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    And you don't need flash.
     
  5. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    that's a good example but you'll find some shots look really bad but as long as you have the 'save original' setting on then at least you have a 'normaly taken' photo as a backup.
     
  6. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Well, HDR isn't meant for any photo but for the situations it's meant to it seems to work really well.
     
  7. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Fill flash might work well in that picture. Too bad that activating one de-activates the other lol
     
  8. AAPLaday Guest

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    Yes that looks a big improvement to the original image
     
  9. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    HDR is great but not for every image.

    It's great for low light such as this photo.

    But when outside and taking a picture of a tree for example, the colors of the HDR looks too light and is not as vibrant.

    This photo is a perfect example of why apple included HDR.

    I like to keep HDR on all the time just in case as it keeps the original photo along with an HDR photo, that way I can choose which one I want.
     
  10. iShorty macrumors regular

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    Looks awesome, this is the first time I've seen it work so well.
     
  11. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. Here are my examples:

    Standard:

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    HDR:

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    I wish I had it a few weeks ago when we went camping. It might have saved this photo because the flash couldn't do it.:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. PirateP macrumors 6502

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    I see an enormous improvement. Thanks for sharing these images, OP.
     
  13. AAPLaday Guest

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    Get iPhoto editing tools onto that last image. Should be quite easy to correct :)
     
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  15. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    There's no way iPhoto is going to save that image.
     
  16. Shorts. macrumors member

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    is HDR for photos only or does it work for video too ?
     
  17. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    It's good, but the Pro HDR app is a LOT better.
     
  18. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    Photo only.
     
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    Actually - in a few seconds with Photoshop I was able to do the following. I believe with the hi-res image I could get MUCH better results
     

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  21. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    That's impressive. I didn't think there was any detail left in the silhouettes, but I was wrong.
     
  22. samcraig macrumors P6

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    If you want to post the full res image - I can see what I can do...
     
  23. AAPLaday Guest

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    All you have to do is adjust a few levels. Its amazing what you can do with a bit of practice

    EDIT: hope you don't mind but i gave it a quick go
     

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  24. Brother Esau macrumors 6502

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    I would have to say that is a significant improvement!;)
     
  25. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    Neat adjustments for last ditch effort. But I agree with the OP that a using a fill in flash (or perhaps HDR) upfront would do better than after the fact maniuplations. Or, give a better starting point for PS/PSP/ etc to polish up. IMHO of course :p
     

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