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Photomatix Manual Deghosting on Ortisei Walk

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Going through my old photos of Ortisei (more here and here), the skii resort town in Northern Italy, I just post produced another photo of its picturesque downtown area. This time around I used Photmoatix Pro's 4.0 semi-manual deghosting tool.

I'll go through the easy process in one of my next posts.

That said, as a quick initial review - its a really good fast substitute to doing layering in Photoshop. It however seems to select the most crisp image. So, while its great to nail people in place, its a bit less so if you want to give some feeling of movement.

Photoshop still is great for de-ghosting, but the process takes a ton of time. The Photomatix semi-manual system takes nothing more than a minute or so.

As for the details:

  • Shot with my Nikon D90
  • HDRed with Photomatix Pro 4.0 from a set of 3 photos 
  • Straightened with ShiftN then recropped for a more square cropping. 
  • Detail Enhanced in Topaz Adjust - Small Detail setting
  • Denoised in Topaz Denoise - Strong Raw setting

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