Snapseed HDR Scape Hands-on
0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2013, 19:24 posted on
Today was a big day for Google+ photo and video capabilities, but the event that was live-streamed from San Francisco wasn't totally focused on Google+. A big section was dedicated to Google's other photo tools that it acquired when it bought Nik Software, including Snapseed. The single big addition to Snapseed was the HDR Scape option...
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1. sprockkets (Posts: 857; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Basically this is like Nikon's D-Lighing feature (the one that is used after the picture is taken. the feature that works dynamically all the time works great, introduced years ago on their DSLRs).
I've seen better results on the Nikon than here but whatever. The problem is here, that all of the examples used above don't need HDR in the first place.
Where it is useful is when there is a landscape and there is the sun shining over it, which makes the lower half become dark. But if you swap the exposure, then the top sky becomes near white.
HDR works really well on my old HTC Sensation, and takes only like half a second more to snap the extra pictures.
2. hung2900 (Posts: 684; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
As my test, 20 - 50% is reasonable, depends on each photo.
This is clearly an improvement for all photos, but has to be in suitable level.
As we can see, the picture Frenchman's Cove, Jamaica at 50% filter strengthis very nice
3. protozeloz (Posts: 5285; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Got great results with that number too, pictures look nice without looking too much edited or ugly
4. in_core (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
at 50-100% the picture looks completely unrealistic
5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 634; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Looking at those pictures, I feel like I'm tripping on sometime @.@