After just acquiring Adobe Photoshop® CS5, I've processed three images using the Merge to HDR Pro function. I'm very impressed with the results. The images are clean as a whistle (much less noise than Photomatix Pro®). The sliders are simpler and more intuitive. I also like the pre-set options.
The first and third image were composed of 3 images taken at 2 stop intervals. The middle image was processed using 4 images to capture more of the highlights represented in the lights. A fifth image was layered on top of the HDR processed image to further deal with the lights.
The first two images, of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul are photo realistic HDR. The third, taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, depict apple trees in an impressionistic style.
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