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Andrew Gallucci
Any tone mapping software that exports RAW?
on Jan 31, 2013 at 11:42:41 pm

Hey guys,

I use photomatix if I tone map (not necessarily HDR). But it exports the product to 16bit tiff.
Is there any program that can tone map and still keep the image in raw format?

cheers,

adg


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Jim Arco
Re: Any tone mapping software that exports RAW?
on Feb 2, 2013 at 12:52:08 pm

I am not aware of any program that exports RAW. If you think about it, RAW is the data as-captured by a specific camera. If you edit it, it is no longer related to the camera.

That being said, you can open your 16-bit tiff as RAW and use all the controls in ACR to manipulate your tone-mapped image. That should provide the control you are looking for. File => Open As => Cmaera Raw.


Jim


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Andrew Gallucci
Re: Any tone mapping software that exports RAW?
on Feb 4, 2013 at 4:40:50 am

Yes and I have given this a lot of thought.

But I always come back to the fack that I should be able to merge 3 RAW images and then have one RAW image to work with. I know I can open as a smart object but it isnt the same.

The issue is once merged, the exported 16bit tiff doesnt have the recovery that the RAW does. I would manually mask and combine, but real estate photography requires quick turn around. Sometimes I have 3 properties in one day.


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Richard Harrington
Re: Any tone mapping software that exports RAW?
on Feb 4, 2013 at 4:57:09 am

Stay 32-bit and use adjustment layers with selections.

By definition, a tonemapped image can't be raw. But you can keep it 32-bit and use exposure adjustments with masks


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Richard Harrington
Re: Any tone mapping software that exports RAW?
on Feb 4, 2013 at 4:58:03 am

Both Photoshop and Nik stay 32-bit


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