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Old 06-22-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
alan-crotty
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Default Dynamic Range

Hi All,

Most digital cameras have a dynamic range of about 7 stops. Whilst this is greater than that available from reversal film it does not yet come close to that of negative film.

So we digital users, especially us steam photographers, need a little help.

We can of course tune the photo in our image editing software using layers and masks, this can be time consuming.

I have recently come across a nice piece of software available from Max Lyons at Tawbaware. http://www.tawbaware.com/index.html

The item in the index to look for in TuFuse Pro, you can download the trial free, if you like it, and I do, the license is only $35.00.

There is an explanation of the process here

http://www.tawbaware.com/tufuse.htm

It may look complex, but is very easy to use, unlike many High Dynamic Range programmes this has the ability to extend the DR using a single image and so is usable for action pictures.


So here are the examples 4F original , exposed for highlights & processed with TuFuse Pro, opened the same raw file three times at differing densities. loaded to TuFuse and allowed programme to blend (fuse) at default values., then sharpened in PShop. There is no doubt that TuFuse saves a lot of work in layers/layer masks. It's hard enaough taking railway shots without having post processing hassel!

I have no shares in this organisation.

Just thought I'd share a good thing!

Alan
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