So you love that Grunge look to your HDRs but then you post them to Flickr, 500px or your favorite Photography forum and get all kinds of He** for Halos around trees, buildings and other areas of high contrast. So what’s an HDRer to do?
Well take a hold of one of the controls in Photomatix Pro and use the He** out of it. The Smooth Highlights control.
What the Smooth Highlights control does is just as the name suggests, It smooths the area between a Highlight and a shadow or midtone so that it is a smooth gradation in tone and not an abrupt one that causes halos
We can see the results here using the normal Grunge Preset in Photomatix Pro 4.2 Continue reading