Comment on Hydra + Plug-ins

Hydra's histogram blend interface is inspired (exactly what I envisioned for ease of use ;), however it seems to try too hard. It assumes photos will have consistent exposure steps, and it tried unsuccessfully to align 5 images that were in fact exported from the same RAW file. End result after tweaking was always fuzzy.

If I used Aperture I would definitely try the plug in, which would likely (I hope) avoid both these issues.

As it stands, my HDR result was unusable, and the 8-bit blend result unimpressive.