Over the years I have occasionally taken multiple images using 4X5 film. Usually that consists of three exposure brackets, one centered and one each under and over at 1 to 2 stops. This for mostly scenes I thought were particularly unique at the time. Since these are principally chromes with rather crappy dynamic range I've recently had the thought of combining these using some kind of HDR technique to increase dynamic range. I've not fiddled with HDR software at all so have no experience with the technique.
My thought is to make three scans on an Epson 750 then move them to an HDR package such as Photomatix to combine and tweak, then move to PS for final tweaking. Would Photomatix be suitable for this?
I've not seen any references for doing this in large format so I wonder about a couple of issues. First can multiple LF images that have been scanned be adequately registered using a software package? Has anyone tried this? Second, I'd like to preserve decent resolution for say a 16 X 20 print, so what are the prospects for doing this?
Essentially I'm not after gaudy effects but would like to preserve the natural rendering found in mostly Fuji Astia chromes. I suppose the same technique could be used for B&W LF.
Any input would be very useful.
Nate Potter, Austin TX.