How to open HDR's in programs other than PS

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Al B, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Al B macrumors newbie

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    Here's the deal: I've been creating HDR's in CS4, but no matter how I save the file, it will not open in Lightroom or any program other than CS4. Am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. If you are saving as jpeg or tiff, there should be no reason that any other program can't open it. If you are leaving it as a psd, other programs may have issues, but I would be really surprised if lightroom can't at least give you a preview.
     
  3. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    Also keep in mind when you generate an HDR image you might be using a higher bit depth than your application can handle. Try saving the image in 8 or 16 bit and using Adobe RGB 1998 or sRGB colorspace.
     
  4. georgemann macrumors regular

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    I know this is slightly off-topic but Lightroom and Photomatix-Pro work really well together. There is a Photomatix-Pro plug-in for Lightroom.

    1. Import bracketed image sets into Lightroom.

    2. Export selected set of images to Photomatix Pro

    3. Process and tone-map HDR image in Photomatix Pro

    4. Save and automatically re-import HDR image into Lightroom.

    George

    Nikon Digital Photographer - http://nikondp.com
     

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