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DRI with 3 images of one scene

If you ever wanted an easy way to merge three photos with different exposure settings taken from the same scene together to one image with a well balanced dynamic range - well here is the solution.

Shoot three images of one scene (with a tripod) with an exposure difference of 2-3 between two pictures. The middle one should be taken at the [P] (automatic) setting of your camera, then an over- and an underexposed one.

And be sure not to alter the aperture setting! Solely adjust the shutter speed because otherwise you would get different depth of field values.

Fake HDR Look

After reading the interesting article Fake HDR Look in Gimp I decided to write this script-fu in order to speed up the process.
The homepage of this script is written in italian, but you can see some screenshots and examples of the results (and the plugin is in english).

Dependencies: dodge and burn

Before

Cheap HDR

Provides a kind of poor-man's HDR (high dynamic range). It doesn't actually increase the dynamic range; in fact, it decreases it, overall, but in a way that maintains local contrast. But this gives you some headroom to increase the contrast of the image overall, thus enhancing the local contrast.

Fake high dynamic range effect for Gimp

HDR Fake Effect is a script for The GIMP
This script produces a fake HDR effect + on an image
I follow the tut of jneurock at gimpology.com and then creat this script-fu
here the link :
http://gimpology.com/submission/view/fake_hdr_look_in_gimp/
Note :
If you want to use Fake HDR plus then you may need do this tutorial
one time for know what the input value do these work.
The script use some code from Dodge burn is a script for The GIMP
by Harry Phillips
The script is located in " / Script-Fu / Enhance / HDR Fake Effect..."

Bloom

Python-Fu script to apply light bloom effect on an image. Simply put, this script will make shiny parts of the image even shinier and makes the light creep over the edges of darker objects, sort of like what usually happens when you take a photo against the light. The script will create a flattened copy of the image, and add a layer of light on top of it. You can play with the growth settings in the script and the layer opacity and mode to achieve certain effects.

DRI (Dynamic Range Extension)

Implement a DRI (Dynamic Range Extension)

Input image with three layers:
Upper layer: Darker Image ((under)exposed for highlights)
Middle layer: Correctly exposed Image
Lower layer: Lighter Image ((over)exposed for shadows)

Tutorial: http://www.gimpguru.org/Tutorials/BlendingExposures/

Updated to work with Gimp 2.8.

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