Feb 022014

Try Photomatix Pro 5 Free!

Here’s how:

Visit the Photomatix Download site:

Download HDR photography software Photomatix

Download the Photomatix Pro trial version for Windows or Mac.

If you decide to purchase, enter the coupon code:


to receive the special 15% discount for readers of HDR360pro.com.

The coupon code may be applied to any of the Photomatix variations.


Please check out Farbspiel Photography for more great videos and information from Klaus Herrmann:

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Nov 292013

 New Panorama Prep Batch feature is on the way!

Creating an HDR panorama can be difficult… The big problem is that nearly all HDR software calculates HDR tone mapping by measuring the white point and black point within a set of bracketed set of images. When creating an HDR panorama you will have several bracketed sets and since each set may vary in this regard, the resulting panorama stitch will produce inconsistent results. Now for those of us who create panos, Unified Color is planning to release an update to HDR Expose 3 that will solve this problem. The software will look at an entire folder of bracketed images, find the panoramas and calculate an overall white and black point for each pano as the basis for tone mapping.  Once rendered you stitch the images in Photoshop CC, Autopano Pro, PTGui, etc. Stay tuned for more information about this.

I have had the pleasure of trying this exciting new feature!

It’s Coming Soon as a free upgrade!

Here is a sample:

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Coupon Code: HDR360pro
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Photomatix Pro 5 – Review of the new features, with Klaus Herrmann

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Nov 062013


Photomatix Pro 5 – Review of the new features – farbspiel photography

Try Photomatix Pro Beta:

Beta Release – Photomatix Pro 5

Nov 052013

As many of you know,  Nik was bought by Google several months ago. There have been a number of changes in how the software is marketed and sold. For example the “Google Nik Collection” is now sold by as a package of plug-ins for $149. This is a major price reduction. In addition the “HDR360pro” coupon code still works providing readers here with an additional 15% discount!

Oh, and one more useful bit of info: If you have purchased any of the Nik software products in the last two years you are eligible for a free upgrade to the entire “Google Nik Collection”! in order to get the upgrade you will need to Email Google through the Google Nik Collection site below:

Click the image below to order or try now:


Google Nik Collection


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Sep 232013

This VR Tour HDR image was processed in HDR Expose 3 from Unified Color.

HDR Photography | Photo Editing Software & Programs by Unified Color

By the way, you can click full screen after the “Little planet” introduction. Be sure to have your speakers on…

 Thanks to Robert Barnes for posting a link to this VR Tour on his fine blog:

BGB • BARNES GALLERY BLOG | Behind the Scenes at Barnes Gallery

Thanks also to John Santoro for posting a link to this VR Tour on the Unified Color Website and Blog:

A Fantastic VR Minute – HDR In Motion

VR Tour © 2013 Richard Sisk

Aug 072013
Getting the Right Light in a Photo – NYTimes.com

Jul 242013
“This new software makes creating HDRs ridiculously simple and painless”
Unified Color Technology HDR Expose 3: Hands-On | Popular Photography 


Jul 242013
“As a professional photographer, my HDR images need to be clean, halo free and color accurate.  
HDR Expose 3 is my go to HDR software because it provides these qualities. 
Without a doubt, HDR Expose 3 & 32 Float v3 share the best tone-mapper in the business.”



Unified Color Technologies, the experts in high dynamic range imaging (HDR), today announced the latest upgrades to its professional-level HDR software lineup. These upgrades improve the HDR workflow and significantly reduce the traditional limitations of HDR techniques, and most notably eliminate the need to photograph static scenes and the absolute necessity of a tripod to steady HDR exposures. New state of the art merge, alignment and deghosting algorithms have made the standalone HDR Expose™ 3 the most powerful and intuitive professional HDR application available. With its comprehensive, 32-bit color editing capabilities, also available in the Photoshop® plug-in 32 Float V3, the upgraded software ensures photographers can realize their vision for the most true-to-life HDR images possible.

The single most frustrating issue cited by HDR photographers, and a major impediment to those adopting HDR techniques, is the complexity of working with multiple exposures. Because the bracketed exposures must be perfectly aligned to prevent ghosting artifacts, often requiring a tripod, HDR was limited to near-motionless scenes. Single pass tone mapping very wide dynamic range scenes to preserve consistent contrast and detail across the whole tonal range, from dark shadows to bright highlights, has also been a challenge for many. To address these pain points, the company’s R&D team have taken its proprietary Beyond RGB™ color technology to the next level, and reengineered the software with an intuitive combination of merge, alignment and deghosting and adaptive tone mapping algorithms that will change the way photographers approach HDR.

In his early testing of the new software upgrades, professional photographer, and author of HDRLabs.com and the new HDRI Handbook 2.0, Christian Bloch, said of the applications, “The true benefit of Unified Color programs lies in their Beyond RGB color technology which always treats color and luminance channels independently from each other. That means colors stay closer to the original capture – oversaturation artifacts, cross-channel pollution, and undesired color shifts simply don’t occur.” says Bloch. “My favorite features are the ability to perform very precise color tweaks and white balance adjustments, while keeping the output in full 32-bit. This is what makes HDR Expose 3 (and its sibling 32 Float v3) mature tools for professional HDR work.”

Key upgrades will ease the planning process behind HDR photography, making the creation of HDR images possible even when a tripod, long a mainstay of the HDR workflow, is not on-hand. While every photographer has their own limitations in terms of shutter speed and ability, they will now be able to create these images without a tripod as long as they are able to capture sharp, rapid-fire exposures. This technological advancement is made possible by a series of breakthroughs, including:

  • New Adaptive Tone Mapping: This new capability automatically enhances control over local contrast, color, and detail retention within the all-important highlight areas of a merged HDR image while maintaining optimal contrast and color in darker areas of the image. This new functionality will be especially welcomed by professionals when  photographing interior and exterior real estate.
  • Upgraded Alignment Capabilities: HDR Expose now offers two completely redesigned alignment options: a fully automatic option with key frame selection and, for the most challenging exposure series, a manual assist option. Powered by redesigned alignment algorithms, the software can detect specific image features and calculate necessary transformations in order to provide optimal fitting and alignment.
  • Reengineered Deghosting Algorithms: HDR Expose will now feature local and global deghosting algorithms to mitigate movement within or through the scene by working off of a key frame (against which all others are automatically compared and analyzed for moving objects.) Users can rely on the fully automatic deghosting default, increase control over the process by choosing optimal key frames, or take full control with powerful local deghosting tools to select individual objects for inclusion or removal.
  • New File Browser: To help manage the multiple exposures, HDR Expose now offers a new file browser functionality that displays thumbnails rather than just file names, and automatically detects and groups exposure brackets for the merge process. For working professionals processing entire HDR shoots, the program also includes a batch merge that can automatically group, merge and apply presets to an entire shoot simultaneously.
  • Improved Color Safe Dodge and Burn Brush: Leveraging the power of the software’s Beyond RGB color space, the dodge and burn brush allows photographers to selectively lighten and darken areas of the image without changing or shifting colors. The new 500 pixel brush is better suited for larger higher resolution files.




May 092013
Shooting a Massive Gigapixel Panorama of the Manhattan Skyline

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May 062013


Adobe kills Creative Suite, goes subscription-only | Business Tech – CNET News

May 062013


Apr 252013

HDR Panorama Tutorial – PhotoEngine & Autopano


Mar 062013
HDR EFEX PRO 2 is $99.95 and $49.95 to upgrade from the previous version.

HDR Efex Pro 2 is a powerful tool that enables professional and amateur photographers to create exceptional natural and artistic images. A complete range of HDR looks, start-to-finish workflow, one-click presets, and precise selective fine-tuning using patented U Point® technology simplify and speed up the process of creating high dynamic range images.


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Be sure to us coupon code “HDR360pro” to save 15% on any NIK Software product at the NIK store!




New HDR App for the iPhone and iPad

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Feb 222013

icon_hdrI just found this new HDR App from Lucky Clan on iTunes. I have just downloaded it and at the moment it is free. Click the link above to download from the iTunes store.




Nov 102012


Coupon Code for Unified Color software:


Or click below to receive your “HDR360pro” discount automatically:

HDR Express 2 » HDR360pro.com


Nov 092012


Please click the link below to find out about this terrific new book by Christian Bloch.

HDRLabs News


Pre-order The HDRI Handbook 2.0 from Amazon


Nov 082012

This tutorial demonstrates the workflow for creating 32-bit HDR images and tone mapping them and editing using HDR Express 2 export plug-in for Adobe Lightroom.

This presentation looks best at 720p and full screen.

Thanks for watching.


Unified Color 

Nov 072012


Coupon Code for Unified Color software:


Or click below to receive your “HDR360pro” discount automatically:

Unified Color 

HDR Express 2 » HDR360pro.com

Nov 072012

I think that this is a major advance in HDR tone mapping!


Nov 072012

I have been focusing more and more on motion work and though this Final Cut Pro X Plug-in is not true HDR it does look very useful. By the way the new GoPro 3 Black Edition is an amazing camera which is capable of higher than HD resolution!

GoPro Official Website: The World’s Most Versatile Camera

HDR for GoPro® is a quick and powerful way to give punch to your
GoPro® footage.  Just drag and drop HDR for GoPro® onto your HD HERO2
or HERO3 footage, adjust it to your liking in FCP X, and enjoy.  It
works especially well with GoPro®’s very cool (and free) new Protune


For the next week, HDR for GoPro® will be $39.  After that, the price
will move to $49.

Introducing HDR for GoPro

Here is the coupon code for the $39 price: