ON1 Photo 10 and Lightroom HDR

It’s no secret that Lightroom does a pretty darn good job with HDR, it makes a great NATURAL looking HDR which of course as my long time readers know, is my preferred look. But I’ve come to terms with the  fact that that is not the look everyone desires. Everyone has differing Artistic Visions and so they may want to deviate from a Natural Look to a mutitude of looks from mild to wild. The problem is besides a bit of use of the Clarity slider, there is not a lot you can do in Lightroom to push beyond

Enter ON1 Photo 10 , the suite of effects and enhancement that make a perfect partner with Lightroom. Besides giving you the option of Layers with Lightroom it offers “Non-Destructive” capabilities  on top of Lightroom’s own  (Through the use of Smart Photos)

But what we are really excited about is the use of ON1 great selections of Filters and Presets and the great thing about Photo 10 compared to previos version is the ability to stack Filters for even more looks that you can then modify further though the opacity slider and the off course Layers and Layer masks. So as you can see the possibilities though using On1 Photo 10 and Lightroom are HUGE

Let’s take a look at an old railroad image I shot with a 3 Exposure (+-2EV) HDR blended on Lightroom. Now the original Tone-Map looks just great but what else can we do with it?

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Original HDR

Original HDR

Sometimes even myself I like a little “Detail Enhancement” For that – Dynamic Contrast – is a great Filter. It adds detail without pushing it over the edge and with the opacity slider I can vary that effect as needed per image or of course all the controls for that effect are editable

ON1 Dynamic Contrast

ON1 Dynamic Contrast

A lot of people like the “Glow” look, ON1 has that covered in more than one way. Simply through the “Glow” effects  group or for more choices look at some of the choices in the Sunshine Group

ON1 Sunshine Glow

ON1 Sunshine Glow

How about Texture Overlays? On 1 Photo 10 has 60 Built in textures plus tons more available with the additional cost Preset Sets that are available from other authors. This is “Cracked Paint”

ON1 Cracked Paint

ON1 Cracked Paint

For you Grunge Lovers this is  Grunge Godess under the Presets Menu

ON1 Grunge Godess

ON1 Grunge Godess

And then there is always something that is pretty cool but not too often done, Black & White HDR. Tons of choices and looks with many Film Stock simulations under the Preset menu. This is 100 Ilford Delta

On1 100 Ilford Delta

On1 100 Ilford Delta

Now I will admit, I didn’t take it too wild, that’s just not me. BUT, you certainly can take it as far as you want. With 25 Different Categories of Filters and 27 Different sets of Presets built in you can see how powerful a combination of both Lightroom and On1 Photo 10 can be

Plus, It’s a one time purchase not a cloud based subscription, So use it for however long you want, wherever you want

And the best part, being an HDR Image reader gets you 20% off any On1 Product Simply click the link and use the Coupon Code HDRIG16 at checkout  ON1 Photo 10

ON1 Coupon Code

2 Comments

  1. Daniel Robinson April 27, 2016 at 5:03 am #

    Great examples Peter ! Article/post well done.

    • Peter April 27, 2016 at 8:57 am #

      Thanks Daniel, Appreciated!

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