October 22, 2017 | 10:02 pm
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[HOWTO] HDR Tonemapping

Just got back from a trip to Tokyo and took some photos while I was there.  Using CHDK on my Canon G7, I managed the following picture:

Basically, I took 5 images of the same scene (handheld without a tripod) at exposures from -2 to 2 at f/8 for 1/60 sec.

Loaded these into photomatrix using the following tonemapping settings:

<x:xmpmeta xmlns:x=’adobe:ns:meta/’>
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf=’http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#’>
<rdf:Description rdf:about=”
xmlns:pmtm=’http://www.hdrsoft.com/tone_mapping_settings’>
<pmtm:Version>3.2</pmtm:Version>
<pmtm:Method>Details Enhancer</pmtm:Method>
<pmtm:Strength>98.0</pmtm:Strength>
<pmtm:ColorSaturation>100.0</pmtm:ColorSaturation>
<pmtm:Luminosity>6.0</pmtm:Luminosity>
<pmtm:WhiteClip>1.129400</pmtm:WhiteClip>
<pmtm:BlackClip>0.000000</pmtm:BlackClip>
<pmtm:SmoothingMode>Light</pmtm:SmoothingMode>
<pmtm:Smoothing>Medium  </pmtm:Smoothing>
<pmtm:Microcontrast>0.0</pmtm:Microcontrast>
<pmtm:Microsmoothing>3.0</pmtm:Microsmoothing>
<pmtm:Gamma>0.9</pmtm:Gamma>
<pmtm:HighlightsSmoothing>0.0</pmtm:HighlightsSmoothing>
<pmtm:ShadowsSmoothing>0.0</pmtm:ShadowsSmoothing>
<pmtm:ShadowsClipping>0.0</pmtm:ShadowsClipping>
<pmtm:ColorTemperature>0.0</pmtm:ColorTemperature>
<pmtm:SaturationHighlights>0.0</pmtm:SaturationHighlights>
<pmtm:SaturationShadows>0.0</pmtm:SaturationShadows>
<pmtm:360DegreeImage>No</pmtm:360DegreeImage>
</rdf:Description>
</rdf:RDF>
</x:xmpmeta>

Copy and paste that code into “Custom1.xmp” and place that in your photomatrix presets directory.

Import your 5 files and use the above profile.

Here’s some more: