Turn your JPEG Photos into HDR Images

Turn your JPEG Photos into HDR Images

By Bob Taylor

In this tutorial, PaintShop Professional Bob Taylor shows you how to easily turn an ordinary JPEG photo into a stunning HDR image, using the HDR Merge function. You will learn how to create duplicate layers of your original photo, and then adjust the brightness and contrast on each to create versions that are overexposed, underexposed and normal. Then it’s simply a matter of bringing those photos into the HDR Merge tool and clicking Process. You can choose from a variety of HDR presets, or use the sliders to manually adjust the image to your liking.

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Comments (4)

  • Wilfred Nuttall Reply

    I have a question, Paint Shop 2020 was down loaded last week, and when I came to use Perfectly Clear on P/S 2018, it would not work before the down load it was okay, but was told by Corel Support that it will now not work with Any Paint Shop Prog, Then why have you got a plugin of Perfectly Clear to down load, and a further question is, that I have and keep on my computer all the P/S, because I have to refer to the plug ins that I purchase, I would have thought that the new plug ins I had bought would go on to the up grade P/S, but it does not so therefore If I want the old plug ins on my new down load, then I have to re-buy them, I miss Perfectly Clear, and if I have to pay£80, for it, is it going to work with P/S?, Knd regards Wilfred,

    November 5, 2019 at 3:52 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Wilfred,

      Unfortunately we can not guarantee that Perfectly Clear would function with PaintShop Pro 2020. We would suggest checking with Athentech, the creators of Perfectly Clear, to see if they have an updated version that will work with PSP 2020.

      Discovery Center Team

      November 7, 2019 at 6:27 pm
  • Barry Reply

    The way for me to learn is to follow each step as you do it in your videos,
    In the ‘Turning Jpeg images to HDR images” all was going well until the photo’s with layers were all done
    he said delete the images, so I did as he did, he found his in his organiser at the bottom, mine are not there ?
    where would they be, how do I get them there like he did after doing everything he did to this point

    April 29, 2018 at 6:15 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Barry,

      Which folder do you have selected in the organizer? In this tutorial, Bob has pre-selected the folder where those images are saved to, which means that as they are saved they will show up in the organizer. If you have a different folder selected, you will need to navigate to the folder where your images were saved in order to see them.

      Hope this helps,

      Discovery Center Team

      May 1, 2018 at 10:44 pm

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