Want to create a 32bit tiff for Lightroom adjustment. How?
So this is what I want to do. I love lightroom so much. I really know how to work it. One thing others are doing is merging bracket sets into a single tiff without doing any tone mapping. Then taking that file into lightroom and getting great results with it. I want to try it out.
Im wondering what software is out there that will let me combine the photos into a tiff without doing any tone mapping. Hopefully something cheap or free. I know photoshop CS6 can do it. But its not cheap.
It looks like Enfuse might be what I am looking for. I know it does 16bit but not sure about 32. Im also not sure how much of the information it actually keeps or how it converts raw.
#1. "RE: Want to create a 32bit tiff for Lightroom adjustment. How?" | In response to Reply # 0
esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Fri 14-Dec-12 03:36 PM | edited Fri 14-Dec-12 03:39 PM by esantos
Any of the more popular HDR programs can merge the bracketed set of images without tone mapping. Simply output the finished merged file to a TIF and then import to Lightroom. Usually a merged 32-bit color file is excessively flat, lacking in contrast, color, and tone. Although I have not tried to finish process an HDR image that has not been tone mapped at least to some degree in the HDR programs first I would think your ability to resurrect adequate contrast and color would be difficult.