This is my first attempt to use the HDR feature in Photoshop CS4... (Top picture HDR bottom picture as shot at 0.0 ev)
This afternoon I took a number of "Bracketed" pictures using the bracketing feature on the Nikon which takes one picture at 0.0 ev, the next picture at +2.0 ev and the last picture at - 2.0 ev or other settings if you chose.
Then this evening using Photoshop CS4 I used the "Merge to HDR" feature to create a "High Dynamic Range" picture. (in photoshop under "File" select "Automate" then select "Merge to HDR" and follow the prompts to select your bracketed pictures)
I also figured out that to save the above picture as a .jpeg in CS4 you must first convert it to 8 bits. (In photoshop under "Image" select "Mode" and chose "8bits/channel")
And lastly after going on line I figured out how to get CS4 to zoom in and out with the little wheel on the mouse. (in photoshop under "Edit" select "Preferences" then check the little box beside "Zoom with scroll wheel")
End of Photoshop CS4 lesson 1