So, I shoot a stack of 5 images with DJI Inspire 1 drone with X3 camera. I used AEB 5 that automatically captures a stack of 5 images with different exposures.
Here are the raw files:
In Lightroom I get a perfect HDR merge with which I can work with. Lightroom also has some masking levels which it applies so that there are no underexposed or overexposed parts so that result looks very natural.
In Darktable there’s a completely different story.
What does Darktable do when it creates an HDR?
The merge is greatly underexposed, it’s completely black. When I added multiple exposure modules to bring the exposure up, I get to see a bad merge with many artifacts and areas where the detail is lost so it ends up looking very flat.
So my question is, am I doing something wrong?
What result can you get with the raw files I provided?
Is there anyone here who works with HDR in Darktable and is it possible to have a normal workflow for HDR?
So here is the image right after the HDR merge with it’s sidecar:
DJI_0096-hdr.dng.xmp (9.2 KB)
Here is after I applied many exposure modules and a few other ones:
DJI_0096-hdr_01.dng.xmp (9.2 KB)
And finally here is how it looks if I apply perspective correction, everything goes to hell:
DJI_0096-hdr_02.dng.xmp (9.6 KB)
In any case, it’s terrible.