Aurora HDR compared to Photomatix, which to go with considering I have Lightroom?

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Brian D3300 Senior Member • Posts: 1,599
Aurora HDR compared to Photomatix, which to go with considering I have Lightroom?

Is there a breakdown or a review that compares the two?  What would be best to compliment  Lightroom?

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edispics
edispics Veteran Member • Posts: 3,582
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Oloneo Photo Engine:

http://www.oloneo.com/en/page/products/photoengine.html

Is very good.

My order or preference currently:

1. LR 6.4 Photo Merge to HDR - creates a dng file with tremendous potential

2. Oloneo - fast, easy, good batch facilities, restrained results

3. Photomatix - produces some effects the other two above do not

4.NIK HDR Effex - similar to Photomatix in that it is useful in special cases, easier to use than Photomatix.

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OP Brian D3300 Senior Member • Posts: 1,599
Re: Aurora HDR compared to Photomatix, which to go with considering I have Lightroom?

Thank you. I will look into it.

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OP Brian D3300 Senior Member • Posts: 1,599
Re: Aurora HDR compared to Photomatix, which to go with considering I have Lightroom?

Thank you.  I forgot to mention I have a 2008 iMac so Oloneo is not an option based on what there site says.   I appreciate your input.

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Reilly Diefenbach
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Download the trials and see which one floats your boat.  I haven't used my Photomatix since LR added HDR, giving superb (natural) results with huge latitude.

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AlinaMacphun
AlinaMacphun New Member • Posts: 21
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Hi Brian,

Our Aurora HDR Pro can do much more than Photomatix or any other popular HDR software!
Drop us a message at support@aurorahdr.comand we'll send you the side-by-side comparison of Aurora and other popular HDR software. You'll feel the difference, I promise

BTW, you're welcome to download free trial from here: http://aurorahdr.com

Alina from Macphun

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OP Brian D3300 Senior Member • Posts: 1,599
Re: Aurora HDR compared to Photomatix, which to go with considering I have Lightroom?

Thank you, Alina.  I will give the trial a go.

I do have an older iMac so I should be fine.

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RussC
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Have you considered upgrading to L/R 6? The HDR function gives excellent, natural looking results, retains RAW functionality, and doesn't require round-tripping. A L/R 6 bonus would be the Panorama function, which also works extremely well.

RussC

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countrybutterfly
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Brian D3300 wrote:

Is there a breakdown or a review that compares the two? What would be best to compliment Lightroom?

Landcape or Real Estate?

countrybutterfly
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AlinaMacphun wrote:

Hi Brian,

Our Aurora HDR Pro can do much more than Photomatix or any other popular HDR software!
Drop us a message at support@aurorahdr.comand we'll send you the side-by-side comparison of Aurora and other popular HDR software. You'll feel the difference, I promise

BTW, you're welcome to download free trial from here: http://aurorahdr.com

Alina from Macphun

Can it do batch?

OP Brian D3300 Senior Member • Posts: 1,599
Re: Aurora HDR compared to Photomatix, which to go with considering I have Lightroom?

countrybutterfly wrote:

Brian D3300 wrote:

Is there a breakdown or a review that compares the two? What would be best to compliment Lightroom?

Landcape or Real Estate?

Some of each.   I have not had time do take any more pictures but when I do I will give that trial ago.  I can always fall back on the HDR in LR.

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JLGF1
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Pictus wrote:

SNS-HDR http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56794755

I would agree...except the OP is a Mac user.

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Ernie Misner
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Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

Download the trials and see which one floats your boat. I haven't used my Photomatix since LR added HDR, giving superb (natural) results with huge latitude.

Right on.   Also the need for HDR has not been so great with high DR sensors like my D810, etc.

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