I’ve been trying to create merged HDR images in Dartktable using bracketed exposures with mixed results and wondered if more experienced users had any tips.
Firstly, I’m getting ghosting on some images around fringes. Maybe that’s because I’ve shot some of them handheld which I’ll avoid in future. Secondly, the merged image often contains muted or strange colours which are more difficult to rectify than usual.
I’ve had very little success with the tone mapping or global tonemap modules. So I’ve been sticking to my usual modules (exposure, filmic RGB, local contrast, tone equalizer). Does that sound right?
I’ve also tried a different route: creating an HDR merge in Affinity Photo instead and then exporting a 16-bit tiff into Darktable. It does a better job of aligning the images and preserving the colours. But it does mean that I can’t use DT’s chromatic aberrations module.
I’d appreciate any suggestions.