Creating HDR Real Estate Interior Photos Tutorial
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Creating HDR Real Estate Interior Photos Tutorial


Hello, this is Stuart from the Photomatix team. In Part 2 of this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use Photomatix Pro to create a well-lit, real estate photo. I will use these 5 exposure bracketed
photos to create the final image. If you haven’t yet taken your bracketed set, Part 1 of this tutorial shows a simple technique of how to take them. And if you haven’t downloaded Photomatix Pro yet,
you can do so from the HDRsoft.com website. Open Photomatix Pro … and click “Browse & Load”. Select the bracketed photos and click “Open”. There is another way to load the photos: Select them in Windows Explorer,
or the Finder if you are on a Mac, and drag them into Photomatix Pro. By the way, if you have Lightroom
you can access Photomatix directly from Lightroom via the plugin
which is included in Photomatix Pro. You will see a window with the thumbnails
of the bracketed photos you selected. As these are real estate photos, it’s a good idea to
check the “Default Presets filter to Real Estate ” box. Then click “Next: Choose Merge Options”. The next window has options
for how to merge the photos. If you took the photos handheld, you will have
moved the camera a little in between each one, and the “Align Source Images” option
will correct for those movements. Now click “Align and Merge to HDR”. On the “Adjust and Preview” window,
you’ll see a list of presets on the right. Here they are filtered on the “Real Estate” category. If they aren’t, you can click on the combo-box
to change the filter to “Real Estate”. Or choose another filter. Click on the preset thumbnails to see
the different effects you can get. Realistic Natural Interior The Interior 2 preset is often a good starting point. On the left hand side you can use
the sliders to fine-tune the effect. Once you are satisfied with
the image, click “Next: Finish”. Before saving, you can add some
finishing touches to your image. The Finishing Touches panel lets
you add contrast to your image. You can sharpen it … and straighten it. Straightening is especially
useful for fixing perspective issues, with buildings and interiors, where lines that
should be horizontal or vertical, look crooked. And lastly, you can crop your image. Select the aspect ratio you require, and with
your mouse, simply draw a frame over your image. Once you’ve selected the crop, click “Apply”. By the way, if you need to upload the image to
MLS, then choose a 4:3 image ratio instead. Once you’re done with your finishing
touches, click “Save Final Image” and choose where you want to save it. If you have any questions about using Photomatix,
just ask them in the comments below.

3 Comments

  • Kevin Hicks

    I have Photomatix Pro 6.0.3 for Mac and the interface is different. For starters, there is no Real Estate preset. Am I doing something wrong?

  • chinh luan

    very nice, I like automatic edit, this camera is crop or FF. How to setting ABS on Nikon d7100 ( raw file ) tks very much

  • weinersnitzelz

    Thank you for the videos. What would be a good camera to start off with? My wife is a real estate Agent and I want to help her take with the photography. Thank you

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