HDR Software Comparison
What is HDR Photography?
HDR Photography is a new way to take photos. It’s a ton of fun, and anyone can do it! I use many kinds of software, and I’ve put my main recommendation below.
Free HDR Tutorial
I have a FREE HDR Tutorial for Mac or HDR Tutorial for Windows here on StuckInCustoms.com that describes the step by step process. If you’d like to dive deeper, I also have video tutorials for Aurora HDR Pro on a Mac and a separate one for using Photomatix Pro on Windows. Both tutorials show how I use the tools for a variety of situations… landscapes, sunrise/sunset, people, motion, etc..
Sample HDR Photos
First, in case you’re totally new to HDR Photography, maybe you want to see a sample photo! I also put a whole bunch down at the bottom of the page, so you can have a quick scoll down there.
A sample HDR Image that shows off the sort of vibrancy and sense of living texture you can achieve with this technique.
HDR Software – Mac or Windows?
Do you primarily use a Mac to edit your photos? If so, then check out Aurora HDR Pro! I worked with Macphun for over a year to build the ultimate HDR software! If you’re primarily a Windows user then I would definitely use Photomatix Pro. I’ve used and recommended Photomatix Pro for many years. They gave me a Photomatix Coupon Code of “TREYRATCLIFF” that will save you 15%.
HDR and Photoshop
Many people wonder if HDR Photoshop is the answer. I think using Photoshop is a great part of the process, but I don’t recommend it for the HDR bit. Jump to that article for more info and a comparison.