Removal of Scratch and Sensor Errors

Unfortunately, the micro-contrast enhancement used in HDR photography shows all the unwanted sensor errors that every photographer knows and fears, despite the camera's internal sensor cleaning. Don't stress about it - just eliminate them! With the easy-to-use correction function of HDR projects 7 professional, this can even be fun.

Pro tip: This intelligent correction not only removes sensor spots, but also other distracting things - a deserted beach has never been so easy to produce.

Here you will learn how to make the correction:

Select the brush tool under (6) and click on the point of the image you want to correct. A circle will appear next to it, which will serve as a source.

Move this circle to a point of the image that can serve as the source for the first mark. The selected area will then be improved based on the source.

Before that, you can use (1) to reveal sensor spots, which will then appear as a bright spot in the image. With (2) you can expose or hide the fixed areas. The corrections are still active even if they have been hidden. The only purpose of hiding is to allow a before and after comparison.

You can select multiple areas to be corrected by simply clicking on the brush icon (6) and adding another point. The button (3) allows you to show and hide the targeted corrections, which also controls clarity.

NEW: Under the Quality tab (10), a drop-down menu opens with five new quality modes that let you automatically search for appropriate areas. The different quality levels allow you to scale how the automatic search runs.

Note: This search quality is used for all subsequent search range settings.

(5) Deletes the added corrections. The area marked (7) controls the size of the area to be corrected.

You also have the option to automatically search for the best source area for enhancement. Click on the button (8). The button (4) calculates the corresponding correction points for all points automatically set with (8). All currently selected corrections can be deleted with the button (9).

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