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Author Topic: online-convert (incl. HDR)  (Read 2074 times)

Curt

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online-convert (incl. HDR)
« on: January 03, 2011, 01:26:31 PM »
http://www.online-convert.com/

I wanted to read what other DC members have said about online-convert, but to my surprise there were no search answers to my query! So I thought I would tell.

For a couple of days I have been testing several programs, in order to convert a couple of HDR photos into JPG. It is really not as easy as it may sound, very few programs are supporting HDR. Of course, every time I made a new query on Google for HDR Convert'ish topics, I was also given results to online solutions. In the beginning I didn't care to give them a second thought.

Finally, I tested online-convert. The speed of the procedure was a total surprise to me. This was all set and done much faster than I could have done it on my desktop computer! The result was fine.

No, this link is not the converted  photo...:

2011-01-03_201949.GIF


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HDR photos are two or more photos (of the exact same motive) blended with each other. If on your desktop computer, the tone of the final result is very depending of the chosen settings - the same HDR series can easily vary between dark or light, depending on your settings. On the online converter you will not have these options; their system's fixed settings will decide the result.

As I said, the result was fine. The final JPG pictures were a little too dark for my taste, and the red colour a little too dominant. But, hey, HDR photos are meant to be tone-mapped! At least the fake ones... (fhdr).

My conclusion is that online-convert is surprisingly fast and easy to use, and gives good quality.

Web: http://www.online-convert.com/
Blog: http://blog.online-convert.com/
« Last Edit: January 03, 2011, 01:38:52 PM by Curt »

Bamse

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Re: online-convert (incl. HDR)
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 02:49:54 PM »
Looks like the most professional and least ad-ridden converter service yet.  Not easy to test all features but setup looks very nice. No screaming of YOUTUBE conversion, just part of normal audio/video features :)
« Last Edit: January 03, 2011, 02:51:32 PM by Bamse »

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Re: online-convert (incl. HDR)
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 04:58:26 PM »
http://blog.online-convert.com/
Their blog is really interesting to read. Much upfront technique seems to be used:


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2011-01-03_235726.GIF

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if you don't see what you need:

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The free online file converter lets you convert media easy and fast from one format to another. We support a lot of different source formats, just try. If you can't find the conversion you need, please let us know and write us an e-mail. We probably can help you...

but if you like what you see:

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Our website allows you to convert files from one format into another at no charge.

However, if you like our service and want to support us, we would be glad if you donate some money using the link below. We will use it to work even harder on this project ;-)

http://www.online-convert.com/donate

but they want to also make a living:

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Advertisement options on online-convert.com

Welcome to the advertisement area of online-convert.com. On this page you will discover all the advertising solutions avaliable on our file converter website which will allow you to promote your products effectively.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2011, 06:37:00 PM by Curt »

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Re: online-convert (incl. HDR)
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 05:23:39 PM »
I see. We are not looking at the end product in other words. Well good start. Also nice he seem to be a living human being on the blog.