HDR Confusion??

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    I am trying to make an HDR image in photoshop and this is the message I am getting:
    There is not enough dynamic range in these photos to construst a useful HR image.

    What does that mean?
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    are you using a plug in? Also, how many exposures and what format are you using?

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    Please outline the process you are using. Is it the Merge to HDR function? What type of files are you using, Jpeg , Tiff, PSD, etc?

    My guess would be that you are opening an 8 bit jpeg or something, but get me the above info and I think I can walk you through it.
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    I am using the file automation HDR in photoshop. I am using Raw files converted to Jpegs, so I can really make them into anything. What I did was take a Raw file and then in a digital photo program I have I underexposed it by 2 stops and overexposed it by 2 stops. Then I took all three into photoshop to try and make the HDR. I just thought it would be a cool effect to give some of our senior clients, but we don't shoot three photos all exposed different so I am just trying to create the different exposures in the computer. Could that be my problem?
    Let me know if you need more information.
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    There is not enough dynamic range in your photos to construct a useful HR image.
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    it might be an exif information problem. It probably views all three photos at the same exposure.

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    You can create an HDR image using the technique you described. However, instead of converting your raw file into three separate jpegs, convert to 16 bit tiffs. This will give you enough information to try the technique out.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.
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    Move to Photography Discussion.

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    ChopperLinc Posted Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    You can create an HDR image using the technique you described. However, instead of converting your raw file into three separate jpegs, convert to 16 bit tiffs. This will give you enough information to try the technique out.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    I still seem to be having trouble. I have attached the 3 images I am using. Maybe the image is the wrong choice. The first one is the original, how does that look. Is my dark too dark or my light to light on the other two? These are jpegs so you can see what I have, but I did try and make them 16-bit Tiff and that didn't help.
    Thanks Jen, as soon as I can figure out how to make a photo I will post it here
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    ChopperLinc Posted Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    You can create an HDR image using the technique you described. However, instead of converting your raw file into three separate jpegs, convert to 16 bit tiffs. This will give you enough information to try the technique out.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    I still seem to be having trouble. I have attached the 3 images I am using. Maybe the image is the wrong choice. The first one is the original, how does that look. Is my dark too dark or my light to light on the other two? These are jpegs so you can see what I have, but I did try and make them 16-bit Tiff and that didn't help.
    Thanks Jen, as soon as I can figure out how to make a photo I will post it here
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