Regatta: Creating a Black and White HDR Image with AKVIS HDRFactory

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Tutorial: AKVIS HDRFactory

Regatta: Black and White HDR


Though there are many bright and colorful HDR images, black and white HDR pictures are also popular. When brightness and contrast are properly balanced a black and white photo can be even more expressive than one in color.

This tutoral was made with the standalone version of AKVIS HDRFactory.

Original Image Result: Black And White HDR Image
Original Image Result

  • Step 1. Start AKVIS HDRFactory and open an image. After it is opened it will automatically be processed using the default settings.
    Processed With Default Settings
  • Step 2. Let's make the photo sharper. Change the parameters under the Adjustment tab as shown below.
    Processed With New Settings
  • Step 3. Reduce the parameter Intensity under the Effects tab (under the Glow) to zero.
  • Step 4. Next, transform the resulting HDR image to black and white. Go to the Post Processing parameters and change Saturation to -100.
    Converting to a Black and White Photo

    Make the photo a little darker but with greater contrast. Under Post Processing, change Gamma to 80 and Contrast to 27.

    Black and White HDR Image
    Black and White HDR Photograph
    (click on the image to see it in a larger size)
  • Step 5. Save the black and white HDR image.
How It Works How It Works
   — What Does HDRI Mean? — What Does HDRI Mean?
   — Shots with Different Exposures — Shots with Different Exposures
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Creating HDR Images  — Creating HDR Images
   — Ghost Removal in HDR Images  — Ghost Removal in HDR Images
   — Adjustment — Adjustment
   — Local Correction — Local Correction
   — Effects — Effects
   — Crop Tool — Crop Tool
   — Post Processing — Post Processing
   — Preferences — Preferences
Examples Examples
   — Highlands Scenery — Highlands Scenery
   — Sunset Beach: HDR Effect — Sunset Beach: HDR Effect
   — Fun Slides in the Countryside — Fun Slides in the Countryside
   — Beautiful Glass — Beautiful Glass
   — Set Sail:  Pseudo-HDR — Set Sail: Pseudo-HDR
   — Changing Reality — Changing Reality
   — Summer Twilight - HDR Landscape — Summer Twilight - HDR Landscape
   — Looking For the Missing Color — Looking For the Missing Color
   — Regatta: Black And White HDR — Regatta: Black And White HDR
   — Egypt 100 Years Ago: Vintage Postcard — Egypt 100 Years Ago: Vintage Postcard


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