I've been experimenting with the use of Picasa as an Ortonizing tool. You can use the same process to create pretty good fauz HDR images as well.
My guess is there are others that do this differently using a variety of other post-processing but I find Picasa to be more easy and more fun.
Here is a link to my quick screen-shot tutorial if you are interested.
Here is the link to my Ortonized slideshow
Posted at 4:54PM, 21 January 2007 PDT
I've been playing around some more with this in Picasa and created this little view from the Sears Tower in Chicago from 2004. The only change from the tutorial is that I ramped up the saturation to make Lake Michigan even more blue.
juliusoloc; I have done this but the results are not as I would like. Once in a while I get lucky and it turns out well.
One other thing I'm doing is using Paint Shop Pro's Clarify filter process to provide a more dynamic image. This is outside the scope of Picasa of course but it comes very close to HDR.
Thank you so much for the tutorial! I just got Photoshop, and I'll have to say I still love Picasa and will continue to use it. It's so easy and uncomplicated. Here's an image I created using the Orton tutorial.
Originally posted 75 months ago.
Erin Branham edited this topic 75 months ago.