Try YOUR hand at processing my Automobile Image

Reader Miguel P. asked if I could let others have a try at processing the image I did in our Shooting Automobile series and I thought that would be a great idea.

So I have  made available for download the three images I used and also the preset I used as both a starting point in Photomatix Pro and also for Nik HDR Efex Pro.

The Photomatix Preset is THI Exp.XMP and the Nik Preset is Example.NP. Load them in the Tone Mapping under Load Preset

So download the file and have a ball. Take it where ever YOU want to go with it. Mild to Wild!

If you like submit the image back to me at pt (at) and I will post a bunch of the reader versions , IF I get any back.

Or just have fun and learn for yourself

Here’s the Zip File Automotive.ZIP




  1. Miguel Palaviccini October 26, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Thanks! You will definitely have a couple of versions from me in the coming days.

  2. Ann October 27, 2011 at 3:53 am #

    Great idea! I am traveling for the next couple of days, but will give it a try and send what I come up with. Thank you!

  3. pete October 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    I’ll send you my first attempt. I didn’t really like that sagebrush (?) near the driver’s side rearview mirror. I obsessed over it and lost patience. So some of the other things I thought of sort of escaped my attention. I ended up using the spot healing brush, but I’m not happy with the results – really close up, I couldn’t delineate the edge of the car with the sagebrush.