Tutorial – How to make an HDR panorama with PhotoEngine (Oloneo) & Autopano Giga (Kolor)

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“HDR” is the acronym in reference to “High Dynamic Range”, a digital photography technique whereby multiple exposures of the same scene are layered and merged using image editing software which will allow you to create photos with gorgeous detail and clarity.

How to make an HDR panorama?

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create an HDR panorama according to the following workflow:
  • Create a panorama for each bracketed exposure (one for all the photos at -2EV, one for 0EV, one for +2EV)
  • Stitch the three or more images to build the final HDR panorama in PhotoEngine
  • Use the Tone Map and edit the final result
To begin the tutorial you need three tools namely: Autopano Giga 3, PhotoEngine and a pack of images.

Read Autopano Giga 3 user manual

Read PhotoEngine user manual

  • John Freeman | Apr 25, 2017 at 21 h 45 min

    Most of my work involves stitched images that are too large for PhotoEngine to handle after they are stitched. My workflow is somewhat different. I process the individual images before stitching and export from PhotoEngine as HDR images. I then stitch using Autopano Giga.

    This is a HDR photo is made up of 81 HDR images consisting of 3 shot bracketed groups derived from a total of 243 images. This is the second largest photo I have shot to date and the largest HDR image I have ever shot. This original un-cropped version of this panorama consists of 81 individual 42 mega-pixel HDR images shot with Sony a7Rii at f-16, 1/13th, 1/50th, & 1/3rd of a second and ISO 100 using a 300mm lens.

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