As you may know by now, I am an efficiency and workflow nut! I love a strong post processing Workflow and like nothing more than to save some time wherever I can. I recently went to Colorado National Monument on my way to Vegas and I shot a LOT of images! Hundreds, most of course, were bracketed. However, I did some that were 3 EV brackets and some that were 7 EV brackets.
Now, I knew that this would make my life difficult during my workflow, but I did it anyway! There were some scenes I thought would benefit from 7 and others I knew only needed 3. I was really dreading my process once I got the images on the computer, because of the different bracketed series of images. Usually I would batch process the images in a series of 3 and have a really easy time using Photomatix’ Batch Processing Feature. Adding those 7 EV series was going to be a nightmare…or so I thought!
As I was going through Photomatix I found that it had an advanced feature that allowed me to tell Photomatix that I had a different number of bracketed series images in the folder. Amazing! You mean to tell me I can tell Photomatix that I took some at 3 EV’s some at 5 EV’s and some at 7 EV’s and it can differentiate them? That is exactly what you are telling me, or what I am about to show you in this video tutorial!