Which Software gives best HDR image

Started Apr 13, 2018 | Questions thread
Bobthearch Veteran Member • Posts: 8,749
Re: Which Software gives best HDR image

EasyHDR, first choice, followed by SNS-HDR.

EasyHDR has a nice selection of presets to get you started, the sliders are smooth and responsive, and the possible adjustment are practically infinite.

SNS-HDR is almost as good with just a slightly different default looks.

I haven't tried everything else on your list but here are a few thoughts:

Photomatix.  I don't think the new version is worth the price compared to EasyHDR and it doesn't run as smoothly.  But you can still get version 5 for the cost of purchasing a single magazine .

HDR Projects 3.  Perhaps the most functional, but it's quite complicated.  For the technically-inclined.  It was free a while back.  The new version is HDR Projects 4, which costs a hundred dollars.

HDR Efex2.  It's worth the price (free), maybe a little more.  But it can't work directly with RAW files, the adjustments aren't as flexible as my first choices above, and it's not great with aligning handheld shots.  It's inconceivable to me how much this used to cost, but maybe there weren't good alternatives back in 2012.

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