10-10-2013 05:00 PM
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  1. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I don't think the Nokia cam apps have HDR. Which 3rd party app have you tried and what do you think of them?
    07-25-2013 03:01 PM
  2. hcrick's Avatar
    Not many to choose from last I checked. I've been using HDR from Intellsys for a while now but only in the free trial mode, which does not save full resolution shots. I'm happy with the results but just want to wait and see if Nokia ends up introducing one.

    Really enjoyed your 1020 pics BTW.
    07-25-2013 03:23 PM
  3. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Thanks.

    I bought the HDR app, but it looks like Nokia just added the option for bracketing with a pro camera update this morning. Haven't tried it yet but it doesn't look like the Nokia option combines the pictures for you. Glad it's there now though.
    07-25-2013 05:46 PM
  4. Arsenic17's Avatar
    I personally use thumbs photo editor. Makes amazing hdr photos and also has a ton of other settings to tweak. I can turn a bad pic into a great one with it
    07-25-2013 11:00 PM
  5. jhoff80's Avatar
    Thumba simulates an HDR effect, but true HDR requires multiple exposures.
    07-25-2013 11:19 PM
  6. Arsenic17's Avatar
    Yeah, and does a darn good job. For sure some type of feature may have been added into Pro cam already.
    07-26-2013 12:13 AM
  7. identity-x's Avatar
    HDR Photo Camera | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Also hoping HDR will be implemented in Pro Cam since the bracketing option is not available.
    07-26-2013 10:15 AM
  8. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    If Nokia doesn't add an HDR option could devs build their own HDR apps using the new imaging SDK and the bracketing feature Nokia just added?
    07-26-2013 10:32 AM
  9. Deutscher2's Avatar
    Most HDR-Photos just look awful. It's more for the Kids on Facebook.
    07-26-2013 03:43 PM
  10. josemon's Avatar
    07-27-2013 08:03 AM
  11. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Most HDR-Photos just look awful. It's more for the Kids on Facebook.
    Totally; I mean look at this one for example:
    x742619149_cykrj-750x750.jpg.pagespeed.ic.zfkruepge7.jpg
    07-27-2013 10:55 AM
  12. KorJax's Avatar
    You can create your own HDR photos via procam by just manually doing it yourself via changing the exposures, then editiing the images together into one HDR photo on the PC. This is how you do "real" HDR photography with full cameras, and you'll get much better results usually (because you are doing it yourself and can account for different situations that make certain areas in HDR photos look worse). An HDR app does similar things but its all automated, or faked via fiters.

    Would be nice to have an HDR app that works with procam though just for ease of use. But at least you could make your own HDR photographs with it manually, which is arguably the best way to do it anyways as most really good HDR photos (like the one above) are done manually.
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    07-27-2013 01:25 PM
  13. Deutscher2's Avatar
    Totally; I mean look at this one for example:
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    Thats not Photography. It's Computer Art which looks just awful. I think in 1998 you used such Images as a "cool Background" for your Windows 98 Desktop.
    olympionik and KoukiFC3S like this.
    07-28-2013 08:31 AM
  14. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Thats not Photography. It's Computer Art which looks just awful.
    Please define "Photography".
    07-28-2013 08:57 PM
  15. Deutscher2's Avatar
    Please define "Photography".
    I think everybody can see the Difference between a Picture which could be from a Pixar Movie or a Videogame and a Photography, or?

    This is Photography:
    "Untouched Nokia Lumia 1020 image straight from phone. No post processing done."

    Flickr: Topolino70's Photostream
    07-29-2013 04:31 AM
  16. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Pro Cam


    HDR Photo app
    07-29-2013 02:57 PM
  17. videian's Avatar
    Thats not Photography. It's Computer Art which looks just awful. I think in 1998 you used such Images as a "cool Background" for your Windows 98 Desktop.
    I think it's pretty bada$$. It's art at that point, derived from a *gasp!* ......PHOTO
    07-29-2013 06:25 PM
  18. lce123's Avatar
    Spent ages looking at this trying to decide which one I thought was better ><!
    08-01-2013 12:05 PM
  19. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Not sure that either is "better". Well, in some technical sense one will be "clearer" and have "truer" colors. I think the ProCam version is probably closer to what you would have seen if you just walked out the door. But if you were trying to show off the detail in the overhang or the stonework, then the HDR version is probably more helpful.
    Smyrna5 likes this.
    08-01-2013 05:58 PM
  20. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I think everybody can see the Difference between a Picture which could be from a Pixar Movie or a Videogame and a Photography, or?

    This is Photography:
    "Untouched Nokia Lumia 1020 image straight from phone. No post processing done."
    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2835/9...5678cd49_c.jpg
    Flickr: Topolino70's Photostream
    That is nice! But looking at the grass and the overhanging branches in the foreground I wonder if those areas are coming across as darker than they would have in real life. I imagine that while standing there you would have seen more light, color and detail in those leaves. And that is where the judicious application of HDR can be helpful.
    hcrick and Nesdam1981 like this.
    08-01-2013 06:01 PM
  21. bawboh86's Avatar
    Most HDR-Photos just look awful. It's more for the Kids on Facebook.
    So, I took this in HDR mode on my SLT-A77: City Hall by *bawboh86 on deviantART

    There's no way I could have captured half that detail without HDR mode. And if I had, it would have messed up the mood of the image because I would have had to use such a slow shutter speed to get it, that other parts would have blown out. There's a time and place for any tool, and saying that one of them is "just for kids on Facebook" is ignoring a valuable asset you can utilize. It just takes experience to figure out when it's best to take an HDR shot, and not blow out the picture with weird colors and lighting.

    Sorry, this post bothered me so much as a professional photographer, who is also coming to realize the usefulness of HDR, that I couldn't let it slide.
    Nesdam1981 likes this.
    08-12-2013 07:49 PM
  22. lce123's Avatar
    HDR is cool look at HDR zombie on instagram and tell me that isn't cool.. everyone has their own style
    08-13-2013 05:19 AM
  23. gkrew's Avatar
    Not a fan of HDR. too time consuming to create on the computer and I do not like the end result. It looks too fake to me. I may try an app but I may not like the results either.
    08-19-2013 09:33 AM
  24. Muessig's Avatar
    Not a fan of HDR. too time consuming to create on the computer and I do not like the end result. It looks too fake to me. I may try an app but I may not like the results either.
    I'm inclined to agree. I like the idea of using dynamic range to bring out details you otherwise wouldn't normally see across exposures, but I wouldn't use an app to do it personally. I prefer to do it manually.
    08-19-2013 09:34 AM
  25. Nesdam1981's Avatar
    I see so many people complaining about HDR not being real photography... Try telling that to a photographer (like me)... True photography is not about point and shoot. That's just a photo, an image, a picture... True photography is about creating art, in any way that fit into real life still image processing. HDR is a photography style and there are literally hundreds if,not thousands of different ways to introduce an HDR image. While some may look like a "Pixar" computer image (rest assure they are not) some can also look very lifelike due to the huge amount of detail captured in each exposure. So please, if you don't know anything about photography other than point and shoot, don't comment. Its as if I would say I'm a mechanic because I know how to change my cars headlight...
    safesax2002, Smyrna5 and bawboh86 like this.
    08-19-2013 08:35 PM
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