|Have you ever shot a panoramic image where part of your panorama was over exposed? Answer: Of course! Panoramic images typically have much more range than standard photographs. Room interiors are too dark and light coming from the bright windows blow out. It is a real problem. Now there is help!
In the example below we used the Panoscan MK-3 to capture three exposures covering the entire dynamic range of the scene. Next we processed the image using PhotoMatix. PhotoMatix is able to combine the three exposures into a single image while preserving all of the shadow detail and the highlight detail. In effect it produces a magic auto-exposed image. Notice in the image below that you can see detail outside the windows. You can also see into the deep shadows of the hallway. You can even see a naked 500 watt quartz lamp filament! Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the results. The potential of this software is amazing.
|Dark Exposure for detail outside windows...|
|Main Exposure for mid tones...|
|Bright Exposure for shadow details...|
|The finished result. Notice how you can see outside the windows and also inside the shadows. Everything is auto-exposed!|