HDR Efex Pro – Thumbs Up

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I have been using Photomatic Pro for quite a while but decided to try out Nik’s HDR Efex Pro. I am very happy with the results. The realistic presets get very close to my desired results and the U-point technology lets me fine-tune while working with the HDR image. Previously, I had to create multiple versions of the HDR image to fine-tune the highlights and shadows.

This image was taken at dusk with extreme backlighting. It is bracketed by 10 stops. I added 7 control points to locally adjust. This is the first time that I have been able to process it successfully.

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