HDRtist NX 1.0 introduced for macOS – Next generation HDR software

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Feb 162017
 

Hengchun, Taiwan – Ohanaware Co., Ltd. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of HDRtist NX 1.0, their latest High Dynamic Range Imaging software developed exclusively for OS X. HDRtist NX is the third installment in the HDRtist series of applications that Ohanaware started back in 2009. NX is the absolute latest and most advanced version to date, featuring brand new technology and functionality that Ohanaware have been refining in the last 7 years.

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2016 HDR Contest Winners

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Nov 222016
 

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Aurora HDR 2017 for Mac

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Nov 062016
 

The world’s most advanced HDR photo editor for Mac gains powerful new features
and a new look which will amaze, inspire and help you to make incredible
HDR photos.

What’s new in Aurora HDR 2017

  • Quick overview

    Get a sneak peek at the key features and improvements with Joseph Linaschke – professional photo educator and the founder of PhotoApps Expert.

  • Speed Improvement

    The new Aurora HDR 2017 is at least 50% faster in comparison with the previous version. So you’ll create more fantastic HDR photos in a shorter period of time. Speed improvements cover all aspects of Aurora HDR 2017.

  • Polarize Tool

    Instantly and dramatically enhance the sky, make colors more vivid and flawlessly remove unnecessary glare in your photos. Want to give it a try? Move the slider on the right to witness amazing changes.

  • Batch Processing

    Save time and quickly make your photos great. Aurora HDR 2017 automatically groups your brackets, applies the effects / settings you choose and produces fantastic results. Just pick the photos and Aurora will do the rest.

  • HDR Noise Reduction

    The noise reduction in Aurora HDR 2017 has been dramatically improved. Our new smart technology will automatically remove low-light color noise while merging the brackets or creating HDR from a single shot.

  • Top and Bottom Adjustments

    Quickly make striking improvements to your image with this redesigned tool that gives you complete flexibility and control over exposure, contrast, vibrance and more.

  • Luminosity Masking

    Automatically make advanced selections within your HDR photo based on the Zone System. Simply click one or more zones and dramatically enhance the part of your image without brushes or complicated selections.

  • Radial Masking

    Highlight the sun, a face or anything else on your photo with this powerful tool. Easily reshape the mask and adjust density, feathering or other settings to achieve a stunning result.

  • Advanced Tone Mapping

    Many photographers want realistic, sharp and natural results from their HDR tool. New Aurora HDR 2017 was created with this in mind, delivering less noise, better details and stunningly results for any photo, especially when starting with a RAW file.

  • See all improved features

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104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About

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Aug 312016
 

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Hello, photographers. For the last two months, I’ve been doing market research for my project Photolemur and looking for different tools in the area of photo enhancement and photo editing. I spent a lot of time searching, and came up with a large organized list of 104 photo editing tools and apps that you should know about.

I believe all these services might be useful for some photographers, so I’ll share them here with you. And just to make it easier to find something specific, the list is numbered. Enjoy!

Table of contents

  • Photo enhancers (1-3)
  • Online editors (4-21)
  • Free desktop editors (22-26)
  • Paid desktop editors (27-40)
  • HDR photo editors (41-53)
  • Cross-platform image editors (54-57)
  • Photo filters (58-66)
  • Photo editing mobile apps (67-85)
  • RAW processors (86-96)
  • Photo viewers and managers (97-99)
  • Other (100-104)

Photo enhancers

1. Photolemur – The world’s first fully automated photo enhancement solution. It is powered by a special AI algorithm that fixes imperfections on images without human involvement (beta).

2. Softcolorsoftware – Automatic photo editor for batch photo enhancing, editing and color management.

3. Perfectly Clear – Photo editor with a set of automatic correction presets for Windows&Mac ($149)


Online editors

4. Pixlr – High-end photo editing and quick filtering – in your browser (free)

5. Fotor – Overall photo enhancement in an easy-to-use package (free)

6. Sumopaint – The most versatile photo editor and painting application that works in a browser (free)

7. Irfanview – An image-viewer with added batch editing and conversion. rename a huge number of files in seconds, as well as resize them. Freeware (for non-commercial use)

8. Lunapic – Just a simple free online editor

9. Photos – Photo viewing and editing app for OS X and comes free with the Yosemite operating system (free)

11. Pics.io – Very simple online photo editor (free)

12. Ribbet – Ribbet lets you edit all your photos online, and love every second of it (free)

13. PicMonkey – One of the most popular free online picture editors

14. Befunky – Online photo editor and collage maker (free)

15. pho.to – Simple online photo editor with pre-set photo effects for an instant photo fix (free)

16. pizap – Online photo editor and collage maker ($29.99/year)

17. Fotostars – Edit your photos using stylish photo effects (free)

18. Avatan – Free online photo editor & collage maker

19. FotoFlexer – Photo editor and advanced photo effects for free

20. Picture2life is an Ajax based photo editor. It’s focused on grabbing and editing images that are already online. The tool selection is average, and the user interface is poor.

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Jun 102015
 

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Want to see the Dolby Vision HDR format in action? You can check it out at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, where Disney’s Tomorrowland—the first film graded for Dolby Vision—is enjoying a four-week run. AMC has the system installed in one auditorium each at the AMC North Point Mall 12 in Atlanta, the AMC BarryWoods 24 in Kansas City, and the AMC Deerbrook 24 in Houston. On May 29, those theaters replaced Tomorrowland with San Andreas, the first Dolby Vision title from Warner Bros. Pixar’s Inside Out, opening June 19, will be the next fix for HDR junkies who crave brighter whites and broader dynamic range

The key to efficiently encoding all of the brightness information in a HDR picture for Dolby Vision is something called the perceptual quantizer, or PQ for short. Dolby researched human visual perception of luminance changes, then developed a new quantization curve based on those findings. The goal was to specify brightness levels from 0 to 10,000 cd/m2 using 10-bit or 12-bit encoding. The resulting PQ curve, approved as SMPTE Standard 2084, replaces gamma for Dolby Vision image encoding. In post-production, this means the image must be graded twice—one time for the standard P3 color space that most cinema viewers will see, and then again in the PQ format that specifies characteristics of the HDR version. Read this 2014 SMPTE presentation by Dolby Labs researcher Scott Miller for the nitty-gritty.

Tomorrowland was graded on DaVinci Resolve at Company 3, where Stephen Nakamura said his goal in the 31.5 foot-lambert Dolby Vision pass was to make sure the picture took advantage of the expanded dynamic range while still retaining the feel of the standard 14 foot-lambert version. He elaborated on the grading process, and the thinking behind some of the creative decisions, in a statement released through Blackmagic.

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Apr 242015
 

This Adobe video explains the new Lightroom CC High Dynamic Range features
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Adobe made a big announcement for Lightroom CC/6 yesterday, but if you use Adobe Camera Raw for your RAW processing, don’t worry: Adobe didn’t forget about you. Adobe also quietly rolled out Adobe Camera Raw 9, an update that includes a few of the same big features that were introduced with great fanfare for Lightroom CC.

Like Lightroom CC, Adobe Camera Raw can now combine multiple RAW photos into a single RAW HDR photo or panorama. The tools are found as new options in the Filmstrip’s dropdown menu.

The big performance gains in Lightroom CC have also appeared in ACR. Camera Raw can now use your computer’s Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) as well, making your image editing much faster — especially as high resolution 4K and 5K screens start appearing on more and more desks.
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Apr 212015
 

Laura Shoe’s Lightroom

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Apr 212015
 

Pre-order Lightroom 6 NOW

Here are more details from Adobe:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM 6 TAGLINE
Perfect your photography from shoot to finish.
10-WORD PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
All your digital photography essentials in one fast, intuitive application.
35-WORD PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Lightroom 6 gives you all your digital photography essentials in one fast, intuitive application. Organize all your photos. Perfect your best shots with powerful one-click adjustments and advanced controls. Easily share your work almost anywhere.
50-WORD PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Lightroom 6 gives you all your digital photography essentials in one fast, intuitive application. Efficiently find and organize all your photos. Perfect your shots with powerful one-click adjustments and a full range of advanced controls. Easily share your work on social networks, in video slideshows, HTML5 web galleries, and more.
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Drive your digital photography
Organize, perfect, and share — Lightroom combines all your digital photography essentials in one fast, intuitive application.

Get the best from every image
Experiment fearlessly with nondestructive tools — your original images are never altered. Lightroom lets you get the best from every pixel in your photos, whether you shot them with a pro DSLR camera or a camera phone.

Share easily
Express your vision, show your talent, share moments and memories. From social media and the web to slideshows and prints, Lightroom provides the tools you need to share your best images.
TOP REASONS TO BUY ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM 6

Nondestructive environment
Set your creativity free in a nondestructive editing environment that lets you experiment without limits. Your original images are never altered, and it’s easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of any photo.

Advanced black-and-white conversion
Gain powerful control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. Precisely mix information from eight color channels when you convert to grayscale.

Develop Presets
Save time by instantly applying favorite looks to your images. Just save Develop settings as a preset and apply it to your other photos at any time with one click. Lightroom includes dozens of built-in presets and thousands more are available from third parties.

NEW Facial Recognition
Quickly find images of family and friends, even without metadata tags. You select a face in one photo, and Lightroom searches for that person in all your other images. Categorize and group your photos based on faces.

Advanced Healing Brush
Make your images spotless with a single brush stroke. Adjust the size of the brush and move it in precise paths. Unwanted objects and flaws — even those with irregular shapes like threads — just disappear.

Upright
Straighten tilted images with a single click. Upright analyzes images and detects skewed horizontal and vertical lines, even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden.

NEW HDR Merge
Create natural-looking or surreal images from extremely high-contrast scenes. Using HDR Merge, you can easily combine multiple shots taken with different exposure settings into a single high dynamic range image.

NEW Panorama Merge
Capture superwide fields of view and amazing detail. Photomerge technology lets you stitch together multiple images, including raw files, to create stunning panorama shots.

NEW Performance improvements
Import and perfect your photos faster than ever. Lightroom takes advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed, especially when you’re enhancing images in the Develop module.

NEW Advanced Video Slideshows
Create beautiful, polished slideshows using still images, video, and music along with professional effects like pan and zoom.

NEW Improved Web Galleries
Showcase your work in more elegant, engaging, and interactive web galleries. New HTML5-compatible gallery templates work with the widest range of desktop and mobile browsers.

Online sharing integration
Easily post images to social media and photo sharing sites like Facebook and Flickr. With selected sites, online comments about your images are visible in the Lightroom library alongside your images.

Create photo books
Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates, and now you can edit them to create a customized look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.
FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS
35-WORD UPGRADE DESCRIPTION
Merge photos into stunning panoramas and high dynamic range images using powerful new tools in Lightroom 6. Faster performance and new organizing, processing, and sharing features make Lightroom better than ever.
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Merge photos into stunning panoramas and high dynamic range images using powerful new tools in Lightroom 6. Create even more amazing images and take advantage of faster performance. Organize photos more efficiently and share your work more easily. Lightroom is better than ever.

TOP NEW BENEFITS OF ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM 6

NEW HDR Merge
Create natural-looking or surreal images from extremely high-contrast scenes. Using HDR Merge, you can easily combine multiple shots taken with different exposure settings into a single high dynamic range image.

NEW Panorama Merge
Capture superwide fields of view and amazing detail. Photomerge technology lets you stitch together multiple images, including raw files, to create stunning panorama shots.

NEW Performance improvements
Import and perfect your photos faster than ever. Lightroom takes advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed, especially when you’re enhancing images in the Develop module.

NEW Facial Recognition
Quickly find images of family and friends, even without metadata tags. You select a face in one photo, and Lightroom searches for that person in all your other images. Categorize and group your photos based on faces.

NEW Advanced Video Slideshows
Create beautiful, polished slideshows using still images, video, and music along with professional effects like pan and zoom.

NEW Improved Web Galleries
Showcase your work in more elegant, engaging, and interactive web galleries. New HTML5-compatible gallery templates work with the widest range of desktop and mobile browsers.

NEW Filter Brush
Precisely control which parts of your image are affected by the Graduated or Radial filters. Now you can use a brush to edit the filter’s mask, adding or subtracting filter effects wherever you want.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

What’s the difference between Lightroom 6 and Adobe Photoshop?
Lightroom is designed specifically to give digital photographers all the tools they need in one intuitive solution. Lightroom helps them work fast and efficiently, while maintaining the highest quality. Adobe Photoshop software includes advanced tools for detailed, pixel-level editing, compositing, and working with multilayered files.

Why should I use Lightroom if I already have Photoshop?
Lightroom boosts your efficiency by handling all the tasks a digital photographer faces in one intuitive app. It includes powerfully simple adjustments, as well as the widest range of advanced tools for efficiently processing sets of images, organizing photo libraries, and sharing images.

What’s the difference between Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Elements?
Lightroom is designed for both amateur and professional photographers, providing powerfully simple one-click features as well as leading-edge tools for advanced image processing. Photoshop Elements provides casual snapshooters with easy-to-use editing controls and automated options to enhance and share photos, as well as use them to create custom keepsakes.

VERSION COMPARISON CHART

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*
Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
2GB of available hard-disk space
DVD-ROM drive required if purchasing Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® retail boxed version
OpenGL 3.3 and DirectX 10-capable graphics card for GPU related functionality
Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.**
* Dual-core processor recommended for HD or AVCHD video functionality.
** NOTE: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support*
Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10
2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
2GB of available hard-disk space
DVD-ROM drive required if purchasing Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® retail boxed version
OpenGL 3.3–capable graphics card for GPU related functionality
Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.**
* Dual-core processor recommended for HD or AVCHD video functionality.
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Apr 212015
 

We shall be watching for information as it becomes available throughout the day… Adobe released Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC today at noon eastern time!

Technewstoday:

“The company has sold Lightroom as a standalone software or as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription; the former will cost you $149 for the Lightroom 6 application, whereas, the latter’s subscription is at $9.99 per month. However, Adobe makes it clear that if you choose to opt for the standalone option, you might have to forsake the ability to sync photos to its mobile application suite such as Slate, Voice or Lightroom Mobile.

Along with face detection, Adobe Lightroom adds panorama and HDR, plus its software has been tweaked further to boost performances. The HDR features are quite common in applications, even Adobe’s basic options such as Photoshop Elements.

Other features include Radial filter and Graduated Filter Brushes, and desktop slideshow options with pan-and-zoom effect. Adobe not only updated the Windows and Mac app but also paid attention to push the update to its mobile applications on iOS and Android. The mobile apps brings better photo-grouping options and tools for cropping, and copy-pasting received adjustments as well.

Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photography Products, Sharad Mangalick, stated: “What we’re seeing is an opportunity for Adobe to step in and streamline the workflow and clean it up so that photographers, whether you’re pro or very casual, can have the best output with the highest quality and have it be really simple to use.”

Update:

The New Adobe Lightroom 6 is out now! It has just been officially announced at12.01 PM EST on 04/21/2015

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Adobe Lightroom 6 for Mac and Windows
$149.00

The new Lightroom 6 has face recognition, Panorama Merge (stitch together multiple images, including raw files to create unique panorama shots), faster performance for importing and perfecting your photos, Advanced Video Slideshows and more. For a comparison sheet with Lightroom 4 and 5 and detailed information on the new product, see files provided by Adobe here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vvje52kk41qvhro/AAAikW2izapl2pJ8id6Tht6La?dl=0

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Apr 042015
 

 Learn more about Unified Color HDR software:

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Feb 272015
 

Earlier this month, a leaked product page revealed a number of features that will be found in the upcoming Lightroom 6. One of them was an HDR merging tool that combines multiple exposures into a single HDR image. Here’s a first glimpse at how the feature will work.

First, select multiple versions of the same shot that were captured with exposure bracketing:

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Nov 142014
 

In this 2-part webinar, professional photographer and educator Reed Hoffmann provides tips and techniques for capturing spontaneous HDR exposure brackets and merging, aligning de-ghosting and tone mapping them using the HDR Express 3 stand alone application and Adobe Lightroom plug-in. This Webinar was originally recorded on Nov 11, 2014.

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Nov 072014
 

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Webinar Registration

In this free webinar, professional photographer and educator Reed Hoffmann demonstrates how to make the best of any high contrast situation. Learn how to overcome challenges that previously would have made it almost impossible to produce a good HDR photo without a lot of advance planning and special gear. Get the best results from scenes with moving objects, when you don’t have a tripod handy or have a camera that only supports 3 auto exposure brackets.

This Webinar will cover:
– How to evaluate a scene and determine if HDR is required
– How to choose the proper exposure brackets
– How to avoid common mistakes during capture
– How to choose the ideal set of images to merge
– How to use the HDR Express 3 standalone application and Lightroom plug-in
– Which merge options work best for different scenes
– How to process 32-bit color images in HDR Express 3 and create presets
– Options for saving your work in HDR Express 3

Who should attend? – Photographers and enthusiasts new to HDR or interested in learning about new tools and techniques. Existing customers who are currently using HDR Express 2 and considering upgrading to version 3.

About Reed:
A professional photographer for over 30 years, Reed Hoffmann’s career has ranged from newspapers to commercial work to teaching. He’s been shooting digital since 1996, and since then has helped nearly 50 organizations convert to digital, created numerous instructional photography and workflow programs and produced and taught the Nikon School of Photography. His clients have included Nikon, Lexar, Best Buy, the New York Times, Microsoft, NBC, Reuters, the Associated Press, Mark Burnett Productions and USA Today. Reed’s won many national awards for his photography and been named a Microsoft Icon of Imaging, Nikon Legend Behind the Lens and Lexar Pro Elite photographer. He’s led dozens of hands-on photography workshops all over the world and writes instructional stories on photography at http://reedhoffmann.com/blog/.

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Nov 022014
 

“HDR fans: Want a little more control than your camera can provide you with for your high dynamic range photos? If so, it’s time to switch to your computer and really take charge of your photography — and an update to Unified Color Technologies’ consumer-friendly HDR Express app is here to help.

Based around the same algorithms that underlie in the company’s flagship HDR Expose 3, the latest version of HDR Express keeps things simple while providing useful tools like automatic alignment and deghosting of your source imagery, as well as support for raw files from more than 600 different camera models. And if you use Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom or Apple’s Aperture (the latter on the Mac only), then HDR Express will integrate as a plugin, ready to help you straight from your image library.”

–Mike Thomkins

Click the image below to read the full article:

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Here is a video tutorial “Introducing HDR Express 3”, with John Omvik:

To download the HDR Express 3 free trial or to purchase with your HDR360pro discount

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Oct 312014
 

In this tutorial John Omvik demonstrates the basic Adobe Lightroom workflow using the HDR Express 3 plug-in with the full workflow to produce natural looking tone mapped images from high contrast (HDR) scenes.

To purchase HDR Express 3 with your HDR360pro discount,
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Please click the image below to download the free trial version:

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To purchase HDR Express 3 with your HDR360pro discount,
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HDR Photography Beyond Your Imagination

Capturing a high contrast scene has always vexed photographers. We’ve all tried neutral density filters for landscapes and lighting equipment for interior shots in order to balance the wide range of light levels in our scenes. The results could be good but the work to get to the final image was intense. No longer!

Capturing high contrast scenes is now as simple as shooting three or more images of varying exposures and then merging those images into one high dynamic range file that reveals all your shadows and highlights. The magic is done with HDR software. But, not all HDR software is created equal.

Previously, HDR applications performed their contrast manipulation or “tone mapping” by creating an 8-bit or 16-bit image. Using an 8-bit or 16-bit file to create a large, high dynamic range file significantly reduces the file’s dynamic range, clips its color range and degrades the precision of image data.

That’s why we created our stand-alone HDR applications HDR Expose 3, HDR Express 2 and the Photoshop plug-in 32 Float v3. These are the only HDR applications that merge multiple exposures into a full 32-bit file using our patented Beyond RGB™ color model. And, most importantly, these are the only HDR photo editing applications where all tools and operations work in 32-bit, floating-point precision.

Creating an HDR Image – One Click or Total Control

HDR Expose 3 and HDR Express 2 use powerful image alignment algorithms to create an HDR image from multiple exposures. The resulting 32-bit image is then ready to have its wide contrast range adjusted to fit into the contrast range of your output device. Unlike other HDR applications which “tone map” their 8-bit or 16-bit image into a useable range, our applications take all the valuable data in your HDR image and “dynamic range map” it into a file that retains naturally clear highlights, vibrant mid-tones and beautifully open shadows.

HDR Expose 3 and HDR Express 2 can do this for you with a single click using the Dynamic Range Mapping tool. And, with HDR Express you have additional one-step tone mapping and style preset buttons. You can also choose to have full control over the mapping process by individually adjusting the image’s dynamic range, brightness, highlights, shadows and saturation. With these powerful tools you can dial in a beautifully natural HDR image or a highly stylized image depending on your artistic vision.

Advantages of Working in 32-bit Mode in the Beyond RGB Color Space

In digital photography the colors and brightness of each pixel are recorded as binary numbers. Depending on the power of your image editing application the numbers used to describe those pixels are restricted to 8-bits (256) or 16-bits (65,535). Naturally, the more numbers you have available to you the more variation you can describe in each pixel. The more variation that you can describe, the richer and more detailed your digital image will be.

Because color information is restricted to at most 16 bits in the RGB space used in most image editing applications and output devices, RGB is inherently a restricted color model — it is a restricted color space that cannot describe all the colors that can be seen by the human eye.

Imagine the tonal variations available to you by working in 32-bit, floating point mode in the Beyond RGB color space, the basis of HDR Expose 3, HDR Express 2 and 32 Float v3. The Beyond RGB color space brings all the colors your eye can see to the task of creating your HDR photography image.

Because the 32-bit floating point Beyond RGB color model is not based on the RGB model, the brightness and contrast changes made to your image in HDR Expose 3, HDR Express 2 or 32 Float v3 will not alter your original colors as you would in an 8-bit or 16-bit program.

In fact, every tool and operation in HDR Expose 3, HDR Express 2 and 32 Float v3 always works in the high-precision 32-bit floating point mode. This is why many pro photographers are using HDR Expose 3, HDR Express 2 and 32 Float v3 to perform non-color-destructive brightness, contrast and color adjustments to their non-HDR images. These pros create their images from RAW camera files and save out their files in 32-bit format as a base reference file before moving on to Photoshop or other programs for further editing. Why lose data before you have to? Why lose data at all?

It’s time for you to try HDR imaging and discover the beauty in a high dynamic range image and then working with that image in full, non-destructive 32-bit floating point mode. Download a free, 30-day trial version of HDR Expose 3 or HDR Express 2 today and experience the beauty of true HDR photography.

Oct 222014
 
I use Topaz Clarity often. Now you can save 25% with Coupon Code: octclarity

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“Wow!”

That’s what you say as you capture a photo of a breathtaking sunset, so beautiful that you’ll remember it for the rest of your life.

“…wow.”

…and that’s all you can say when you find that your image doesn’t look so good at 100%. It’s not as vivid, as punchy, or as real as real life! You see the world in much better contrast and detail than your camera. After all, it’s difficult to express the beauty of the real world in a two-dimensional image.

We designed Topaz Clarity to solve this problem. Clarity’s micro-contrast technology helps you add punch to your photos while still keeping them natural. Instead of spending a lot of time manually brightening and darkening selective parts of your image, Clarity can do it all in a few clicks:

“It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting fashion, architecture, or landscapes, micro-contrast can make your images POP. You’ll jump up and down in your editing chair from joy. In short, Clarity ROCKS.”

Frank Doorhof, fashion/celebrity photographer

Oct 202014
 

I reviewed Pro HDR many years ago when it was among the first High Dynamic Range apps and best of the camera apps for the iPhone. In short order, Apple added HDR capability to its own software, but in general the third-party apps do a better job.

Pro HDR X (US$1.99) is a new app that has evolved from Pro HDR. It has solid roots, and this new app pushes your iPhone camera toward better HDR imaging.

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Oct 162014
 

Promote® Control users! There is still time to submit your HDR Focus Stacked images and get a chance to win a $100 B&H gift card. Enter today.

For complete details and rules please click the image below:

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We will be taking submissions through Thursday, October 23rd.

How to enter. Send 1 to 5 HDR Focus Stacked images taken with the Promote® Control (.jpg file no larger than 10 MB, email each image separately) tocontest@promotesystems.com. Include:

A description of the Promote® Control and camera settings used to create the image(s) (Step size, Number of images per bracket, Date, Location, Exposure etc.)
Your full name/credit line
Phone number
Email address
And a statement saying “I have read and accept the contest rules”*
Who can enter? Legal residents of the United States or Canada, 18+ years of age.

All entrants must read and accept the complete contest rules.