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Old October 28th, 2012, 06:14 AM
Bart_van_der_Wolf Bart_van_der_Wolf is offline
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Originally Posted by Asher Kelman View Post
This is intriguing. Did you discover any changes in the histograms of these two processed skies?
Hi Asher,

Yes, the histograms were different enough that I could/had to use a slightly different highlight clipping point by means of a simple levels adjustment. That undoubtedly caused an increase in contrast which is part of the improved tonality of subtle hightlights. Other than that, and the newer processing engine that made it possible, all other settings were the same.

That means that probably all subjects that have delicate highlights, including portraits, shiny surfaces, etc., will benefit automatically. And when the tonality is there, it can also be boosted by means of dedicated procedures and software such as SNS-HDR, but it will require less of a boost thus keeping noise down.

If you do what you did, you'll get what you got.
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