HDR projects

Here you can precisely configure the program’s settings.
For the first steps, please use the standard settings. These default settings can be restored with the arrow at the bottom left.
Nothing can be irretrievably adjusted.

 

a.) Scaling: When bracketed series are uploaded, the images can be scaled from 25% up to 900% using any one of 6 different available Scaling Processes.

 

b.) Colour space conversion: Advanced users can choose a colour space here – for all other users, it is recommended to not make any adjustments, in order to avoid incorrect colour rendering later. HDR projects 7 professional offers several new colour spaces D65). The standard illuminant D65 is representative for a phase of natural daylight with the colour temperature of 6500° Kelvin.

 

c.) White balance: Corrects colour casts that occur with shots taken in shooting environments such as warmly lit rooms. To start, leave this setting unchanged.

 

d.) With this regulator one can adjust the colour temperature when you´re already uploading. It is advised that you leave the setting on “default” and to regulate the colour temperature later in post-processing

 

e.) Optimisations: The colour normalisation turns shadows black and lights white in the picture. During loading the Adjustment: RAW to camera display converts the RAW picture so that it’s almost the same as the camera preview as well as the file preview. The automatic brilliance optimisation for RAW files can be activated in image preparation under RAW options. Frequently it is with camera RAW formats that the image data will not use all tonal values that are available.

The automatic brilliance optimisation compensates this with the uploaded RAW images by amplifying the tonal values so that a meaningful utilised histogram is created for every camera RAW image.

In the area for bracketing series this option is only wise, if you create HDR images from a single RAW. If the Automatic rotation of images is activated, they are automatically rotated according to the Exif orientation.

 

 

 

f.) Noise suppression: these buttons allow you to select the precision of the noise removal, and the slider regulates the degree of the sharpness for the edges. Here dark images can undergo significant noise removal and have hot pixels (light spots caused by the camera’s sensor in dark situations) eliminated

 

g.) Exposure: can be chosen if an image in a bracketing series is improperly lit and/or blurry, and must therefore be supplemented by the program. With a dark bracketing series, it is recommended to use the “Optimise dark areas” function to remove any colour casts.
Light areas and details can also be optimised for bright bracketing series

 

h.) Alignment: Here you can control how individual images within the exposure series are superimposed upon one another. Fixes to the finest movements, unintended zooming, rotation of the camera and micro details can be considered here, however the default setting will most often lead you to the preferred result. Automatic cutting removes edges which appear when overlapping exposures. You can select “Nebula, night sky” or “landscape, architecture, people” or “soft motifs (strong bokeh)” to find the perfect alignment for your picture.

i.) Automatic ghosting correction: HDR projects 7 professional uses a highly precise ghosting removal to filter out subjects and people moving within the bracketing series, i.e. which appear in different places on the individual images. Without a correction, people or vehicles would appear multiple times as a semi-transparent blur within your result image and create a
complete mess, as they move and are at a different location with each exposure.

 

A special procedure is the detailed forecast: It tries to predict movements within the exposure series and thus remove the ghost images more specifically. In addition, the intelligent coordination is adapted to living creatures, landscape, architecture and sport. Here the correction with the setting “creature” works perfectly