It is a very regular phenomenon to have taken pictures and finding the end results as not so satisfactory. The issue may not be the level of expertise of the photographer and at times it also depends on the limitations of the camera in use. Most of the time the camera sensors cannot match up to the sensitivity levels of the human eye. These technical limitations of the camera sensors often result in low quality photography which can only be rectified with the help of the HDR Plugin Aperture tool.

The High Dynamic Rannge or HDR photography is all about creating a set of images with different exposure levels from a single image and then merging them all together to create a fantastic HDR image with stunning effects. The HDR Plugin Aperture is a photo editing tool from Apple has a wide range of capabilities to create high definition images with ease.

The simple steps followed to create a HDR image are:

  • The picture to be edited is first imported in Aperture. This is done with the help of the Import button on the menu bar where the pictures are shown as thumbnails.
  • The next and the most vital step is to create a set of shots, each with a different exposure level. An adjustment tab is provided which has a slider button for controlling the exposure setting. It enhances or decreases the brightness of the images when moved from left to right. For every image with a normal exposure, two more images need to be created, one with over and another with underexposure. No technical knowhow of the controls is required as the user can see the exposure effects of the shots being altered.
  • The final step is to use the plugin tool in Aperture in order to create the fantastic final HDR images. The set of images created need to be selected and on right clicking on them gives the edit option with HDR processing tool. This function automatically creates and saves the composite image along with the source images in the HDR plugin editing window.

Such adjustments to source images can also be affected online. The webpage provides these features to the users online. The HDR plugin editing window also has additional slider control buttons to fine tune the images such as the Tone adjustments. Such controls are useful to give the images more detail. Some of the slider controls provided are the Saturation, Gamma, Colour and Exposure level adjustments. The simplicity of the sliders rest in the fact that the user can visually witness the effects being made to the images when the slider is moved.