Sonntag, 2. September 2007

*HDR-Photo of the Week* #2

And here´s the second HDR-photo of the week. This time i took a picture of our piano just to see if Qtpfsgui can improve it or at least make it a more interesting photo.

This is the normal shot:

This one reminded me of "Lord of the Rings"... (click to enlarge)

And here it almost looks like a ghost-piano (click to enlarge)

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HDR-software "Qtpfsgui"

Let me start with the way James Thornton put it in a review about this program on - "Despite having possibly the strangest name in the history of software, Qtpfsgui is actually a very powerful digital photography tool...". And that´s what it is, at least if you know how to use it. But this shouldn´t be a problem since you´ll have the knack of it quite soon.

First of all you need to download the program:
download "Qtpfsgui"

Here are two websites with tutorials about "Qtpfsgui":

If you unpacked the downloaded file, you first have to put all the dll-files into the folder with the ".exe"-file. Otherwise you can´t install it. After doing so, Qtpfsgui should install properly and can be started. The rest should be obvious: create an hdr-photo by selecting a couple of photos from your hard disk and putting them together. Now you go to "image" and select the last option. This is the section where you can make all the adjustments.
I recommend leaving the size the way it is (256x192) while adjusting. This way you´ll get your results much faster. When you´re happy with one result you can increase the size of the output image.

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Freitag, 17. August 2007

*HDR-Photo of the Week*

From now on I want to delight my readers with the "HDR-Photo of the Week" on my blog. I came across this tiny program called "Qtpfsgui" which enables you to make so much more out of your "normal" photos. In my first post of this series I want to show you some results to demonstrate what you can achieve with this piece of software. In my next post I´ll explain to you, as good as I can, how to install the program and how it works. But be warned! I´m not a professional. But I´m on my way :)
If you have anything to say - opinions, suggestions, tips - let me know and leave a comment. Maybe this series makes you wanna start creating HDR-photos, too. If it does, tell me about your experiences.

Here are my first results: (Click for larger image!)

In the first picture you see the original photo, taken at 6pm in my home town in Germany:

And here´s the first HDR result:

Another HDR version:

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