Last week I discussed my 32 bit workflow with Photoshop’s Merge to HDR Pro. This week I wanted to show one could process a 32 bit file in Photomatix Pro 4.2 and Adobe Camera Raw. Many people know the 32 bit HDR to Lightroom gig pretty well, but it is just as easy to do it in Photoshop as well. I almost pulled the plug on buying Lightroom simply for the 32 HDR bit processing, but then I did some trial and error and found it was just as simple in ACR.
Below is a comparison between a tone mapped HDR image in Photomatix Pro and a 32 bit processed image. Both were created from the same 5 brackets.