Dynamic Photo-HDR v5.2.0
MediaChance Dynamic Photo-HDR v5.2.0 Portable | 16.7 MB
Many times you see a beautiful scene and of course you take a picture! The result is often far from being the magical scene you remember. Our eyes are very adaptive and they are also more sensitive to intensity than color. The chip in camera is none of that. It is estimated that our eye can see over a dynamic range of nearly 24 f-stops while a digital camera can capture a dynamic range around 6 to 9 f-stops at best. The High Dynamic Range Imaging is a set of techniques that has been developed nearly 20 years ago to overcome the limitations of electronic devices by combining multiple exposures into one great looking image.
For a well light outside scene such as the one on the right we could set our digital camera to correctly capture either, but hardly both:
- the foreground (left image) in which case the sky will become overexposed
- the sky (right image) but the foreground will be then underexposed
Using HDR technique we can combine the different exposures to create a single image that shows details in both sky and the land. A High Dynamic Range photography can be created by taking few photos with different exposure, then combining them in the software into a high dynamic file. The last thing is to tone-map the HDR image so we can see it in our screen, print it, post it on the web and enjoy.
We created our software to be fun to use, fast and straight forward. No fiddling with incomprehensible parameters. And as it is common for our products we added many cool features that you may not have seen in any other package. DPHDR has more effects than any other comparable software. For example it allows you to paint the Dynamic Light effect just where you want it by using brushes.
You can use only 1 file!
Our Dynamic Photo HDR (DPHDR) can be actually used with a single RAW or JPG image with very good results using Pseudo-HDR process.
Granted, this will not expand the full dynamic range, but the process itself will in fact add a very distinctive "punch" to your image that may look just like the real thing. Try it!
In a Nutshell:
- Easy to understand software with super fast preview
- Powerful Auto-Aligning, Manual or Auto-Assist Aligning of images with an innovative Pin Warping that can correct all types of misalignment, including camera roll, pitch or yaw
- Various tone mapping procedures that can create a whole range of images - from smooth photographic tone mapping to very dramatic images
- Fusion process for realistic looking photography
- Load and save HDR files
- Support for 360 Panoramic images
- Batch Processing to add images to queue and then process them all at once
- Live HDR preview during various steps, you can see tone mapped image preview even before you create HDR!
- Real-Time Preview - as you move the sliders you see the changes in real-time
- Paint the tone-mapping strength where you want it with a brush
- Many effects like Orton, Sepia, Black/White, Vignette, Mysterious Light
- You can use Pseudo-HDR process on a single 8-bit source
- Our new real-time Light Tuner will let you change the Tone-Mapped effect and see the feedback result immediately as you move the Light Orb, without any calculation
- Color Correction using Kelvin parameters with preview table
- Match Color will allow you to match your new tone mapped image to any other photo or painting.
Aligning image taken by hand is not any big problem in our software. The unique Pin Warping method can align even most stubborn images where camera shifted, changed roll, pitch or yaw.
If an object moved while you were taking different shots, this would normally create a "ghost" on the final image. We added a powerful yet very simple to use anti-ghosting mask feature. Just paint over all instances of the moved objects (you don't even have to be very precise!) and it will without trace completely eliminate the ghosts from the final image. In Full version you can use Live HDR function. Just press Quick Preview button that will almost instantly show you the result HDR image with the anti-ghosting mask applied.
A common problem with over-processed HDR images is adding halo and noise blocks in large smooth areas such as clean sky. 3D Sky filter automatically adjust the tone-mapping to preserve the smoothness of the sky (Even if you really step on the "HDR effect" pedal as we did with the image below) And we added one for Skin too, so now you can tone-map portraits as well.
Add Effect to Video
Maybe you like to experiment with a video. Now you can! DPHDR 5 adds Experimental Video processing as yet another mode to add artistic Tonemapped-look to your clips.
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