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01/16/2008 06:33:59 AM · #76
Just had an email from the Dev Team who are really pleased with the number of people who have downloaded it, they are doubly pleased with those FEW people who have signed upto the group and reported bugs, wishlists etc.. would be great if a few more of you could sign up.. the link is in the PM you was sent. So far about 25 new people have joined the group, but over 125 downloads from my link so would be nice if you tried to put a little something back.
01/16/2008 06:48:27 AM · #77
Originally posted by Simms:

Just had an email from the Dev Team who are really pleased with the number of people who have downloaded it, they are doubly pleased with those FEW people who have signed upto the group and reported bugs, wishlists etc.. would be great if a few more of you could sign up.. the link is in the PM you was sent. So far about 25 new people have joined the group, but over 125 downloads from my link so would be nice if you tried to put a little something back.


Hey, I downloaded the file, yet to test it though, but I will definately do so and join the discussion group. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Jan.
01/16/2008 06:50:48 AM · #78
I fully intend to, I just need to get to grips with it a bit more. So far i've just used single raw images through it and it looks like I seriously messed up the shadow/highlight tool.

Do you use this programme and then stick it in Photoshop to get the best out of it? I've had a brief play around and put around 15 pictures through it and I'm honestly not too sure why it's being raved about, which judging from the concensus is down to me and not the product but I think a little read me section to get people started on the right track, or a histogram that could be manipulated would be great. So far I've found i have to go into the tone mapping tool and lower the brightness to about -30 to get usable images.

I'll have a play around more thoroughly and check the before and after shots in Photoshop and see if I can do better because at the moment, I think i'm missing something.
01/16/2008 06:52:42 AM · #79
Mark,

I will give it a try. It will be used with Elements 4 if you still need people.

Ken
01/16/2008 07:36:44 AM · #80
PM'd too. Cheers Mark.
01/16/2008 08:04:27 AM · #81
Originally posted by Tez:

I've had a brief play around and put around 15 pictures through it and I'm honestly not too sure why it's being raved about, which judging from the concensus is down to me and not the product but I think a little read me section to get people started on the right track, or a histogram that could be manipulated would be great. So far I've found i have to go into the tone mapping tool and lower the brightness to about -30 to get usable images.

To really see the benefits of HDR you should make sure you're processing images with a high range from darkness to brightness. This generally applies to landscapes (shadow areas in the foreground through to almost blown-out highlights in the sky). So pick a RAW file with a high range like this, and put it through using the 'Single RAW file to HDR' option. Then you'll see the effects without having to tweak too much.

Having to lower the brightness that far sounds like either a problem with the s/w, or you're trying to apply HDR to the wrong type of image.
01/16/2008 08:10:03 AM · #82
That might solve it, thanks for the response. I tried it no some portraits I have on here, my 'veiled' free study entry and a few others. I thought the range was pretty good, but i'll give it a go on some landscapes.

Thanks for taking the time to reply :)
01/16/2008 11:35:01 AM · #83
Well I have only just put it on the system, so limited playing done yet, but seems to me to have CS2 knocked out (no photomatix here!) for detail and colour...

This one using CS2 HDR...
[thumb]634078[/thumb]

This one using wukong...
[thumb]634076[/thumb]

New at this by the way so feel free to let me know if I am doing something wrong! Both photos were done from the same 3 RAW exposures.

Message edited by author 2008-01-16 11:36:05.
01/16/2008 12:01:42 PM · #84
I got some crazy results trying to process 16 TIFF files from Lightroom - wacked out colours as if it as was an IR shot. Worked better using the RAW files directly. I'll sign up and provide some feedback at the weekend.
01/16/2008 12:07:06 PM · #85
Originally posted by Simms:

Just had an email from the Dev Team who are really pleased with the number of people who have downloaded it, they are doubly pleased with those FEW people who have signed upto the group and reported bugs, wishlists etc.. would be great if a few more of you could sign up.. the link is in the PM you was sent. So far about 25 new people have joined the group, but over 125 downloads from my link so would be nice if you tried to put a little something back.

Unintentionally deleted your email link - can you resend? Thanks Andre
01/16/2008 01:01:24 PM · #86
Originally posted by FrankRobinson:

Well I have only just put it on the system, so limited playing done yet, but seems to me to have CS2 knocked out (no photomatix here!) for detail and colour...

This one using CS2 HDR...
[thumb]634078[/thumb]

This one using wukong...
[thumb]634076[/thumb]

New at this by the way so feel free to let me know if I am doing something wrong! Both photos were done from the same 3 RAW exposures.


I have noticed that in some of the peoples Wukong pictures it looks like they are over sharpened. Is this just me or what?
01/16/2008 01:07:13 PM · #87
Originally posted by Simms:

Just had an email from the Dev Team who are really pleased with the number of people who have downloaded it, they are doubly pleased with those FEW people who have signed upto the group and reported bugs, wishlists etc.. would be great if a few more of you could sign up.. the link is in the PM you was sent. So far about 25 new people have joined the group, but over 125 downloads from my link so would be nice if you tried to put a little something back.


You are right, people should give something back. But please give us a couple days to work with it. Photography is not everybodies full time job and some people [not me] even have real lifes. :o
01/16/2008 01:35:25 PM · #88
Originally posted by Tez:

I fully intend to, I just need to get to grips with it a bit more. So far i've just used single raw images through it and it looks like I seriously messed up the shadow/highlight tool.

Do you use this programme and then stick it in Photoshop to get the best out of it? I've had a brief play around and put around 15 pictures through it and I'm honestly not too sure why it's being raved about, which judging from the concensus is down to me and not the product but I think a little read me section to get people started on the right track, or a histogram that could be manipulated would be great. So far I've found i have to go into the tone mapping tool and lower the brightness to about -30 to get usable images.

I'll have a play around more thoroughly and check the before and after shots in Photoshop and see if I can do better because at the moment, I think i'm missing something.

I imagine that this is the exact type of feedback that the HDR Center site wants to hear. Why not post his same message over there?
01/16/2008 02:50:50 PM · #89
Originally posted by AperturePriority:

Originally posted by Tez:

I fully intend to, I just need to get to grips with it a bit more. So far i've just used single raw images through it and it looks like I seriously messed up the shadow/highlight tool.

Do you use this programme and then stick it in Photoshop to get the best out of it? I've had a brief play around and put around 15 pictures through it and I'm honestly not too sure why it's being raved about, which judging from the concensus is down to me and not the product but I think a little read me section to get people started on the right track, or a histogram that could be manipulated would be great. So far I've found i have to go into the tone mapping tool and lower the brightness to about -30 to get usable images.

I'll have a play around more thoroughly and check the before and after shots in Photoshop and see if I can do better because at the moment, I think i'm missing something.

I imagine that this is the exact type of feedback that the HDR Center site wants to hear. Why not post his same message over there?


But in here we can post images and the discussion is more interactive. I would presume the Wukong people have been made aware of this thread and that they are watching it.

R.
01/16/2008 03:01:35 PM · #90
Originally posted by Bear_Music:



But in here we can post images and the discussion is more interactive. I would presume the Wukong people have been made aware of this thread and that they are watching it.

R.


I mentioned it to Bo in an email.
01/16/2008 03:21:19 PM · #91
OK, well it seems that people dont understand the concept of `no more PMs!" so will post the link here

OK. :)

Project Wukong

and please, if you have any suggestions or more importantly Bug reports then please join this group and post them. it would be nice to give a little bit back instead of take take take!

HDR Center

Message edited by author 2008-01-16 15:21:38.
01/16/2008 03:22:33 PM · #92
Originally posted by mark_u_U:



You are right, people should give something back. But please give us a couple days to work with it. Photography is not everybodies full time job and some people [not me] even have real lifes. :o


Real what?! Whats one of them? I remember something before the kids came along that sounds like that mythical `real life©` thing, but its all kind of hazy now.

Message edited by author 2008-01-16 15:23:18.
01/16/2008 04:02:21 PM · #93
I've downloaded and added a numbe4r of comments on the HDR google group. I believe this is a worthy project to support and has some great potential. Its a way off being complete, but it certainly deserves our community help in providing feedback. I would urge all who have downloaded to at least record you first impressions. Thats the very least you can do if you downloaded the software.
01/16/2008 04:46:46 PM · #94
didnt realise there was much discussion going on in this thread. I've been over on the google forum posting bugs etc and missed this. Looks like more people are joining the "fun" :) I think it is a worthy project, and has increased my interest in tonemapping as a process for photography, it is strangely rewarding i think, and will be more so when you see how your input has helped those who are developing the program.
01/16/2008 11:09:06 PM · #95
Hi, I am the wukong product dev team lead; my name is Bo.

We need passionate HDRI photographers! With your help, it's our opportunity to create some of the best HDRI tools.

Project wukong is still very raw and needs a lot of improvements. We have a very strong team. But, we can only get so far. In the next developmental stage, we will rely on the community to help us polish the product. We consider our "beta testers" part of the development team.

Here is the link to the official support forum:
http://imagingluminary.org/support/index.php?board=2.0

You need to be a registered member to have access to the forum. From this point on, our intention is to post product release announcements and links ONLY in the support forum. You can also post first-impression reports, image attachments (up to 2M bytes each), bug reports, feature wish list, and any topic you want to discuss together.

Message edited by author 2008-01-17 01:27:07.
01/17/2008 02:48:18 AM · #96
Hi Bo, :)
welcome to the site! There are a great bunch of photographers here ranging from amateurs to pros. You will defintely get heaps of feedback for Wukong.

Message edited by author 2008-01-17 02:48:28.
01/17/2008 03:57:24 AM · #97
I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I had problems upgrading my .Net Framework but have now fixed it. I'll see if I can play with it this weekend and offer my feedback.
01/17/2008 04:52:41 AM · #98
I still have not had the time to try this software properly due to me running WIN-XP on my Macbook Pro with Parallels Desktop, settings etc. I did have a quick look at it and will be joining the forum too and testing it to the max. Thank you
01/17/2008 05:59:17 AM · #99
Originally posted by yanko:

I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I had problems upgrading my .Net Framework but have now fixed it. I'll see if I can play with it this weekend and offer my feedback.


I just came up with a .NET framework initialization error. How do I download the 'appropriate version'?
01/17/2008 08:03:10 AM · #100
Originally posted by Monique64:

Originally posted by yanko:

I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I had problems upgrading my .Net Framework but have now fixed it. I'll see if I can play with it this weekend and offer my feedback.


I just came up with a .NET framework initialization error. How do I download the 'appropriate version'?


I have had this error before and it can be a pain in the arse. It's not Wukong that is causing the error it's .NET Framework. What you need to try and do it reinstall .NET 1.1 manually.

In the add/remove programs remove all microsoft .NET applications.

Then download .NET 1.1 from microsoft link
Once you have downloaded .NET 1.1 you need to download the .NET 1.1 hotfix. You can find it here.

Once the hotfix for 1.1 has installed when you try to download and install a program .net 2.0 should automatically pop up asking you if you want to install it. When it does make sure that you close out all other programs. If it doesn’t pop up don't worry about it. Windows update should catch it and install it. If you have windows updates "off" turn it "on" until you get the new updates.

There is also a new version of Microsoft .NET 3.0 but I have not installed it yet and I don't know anything about it yet. Currently everything that I know of is still installable with .net 2.0 so you don't have to install 3.0 if you don't want too.
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