PhotoMatix Dynamic Range Compression!
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!

Click here to view this panorama in QuickTime VR.