Mac OS X 10.4 or later (PPC)
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HDRtist is a new Mac HDR photography tool from Ohanaware. HDRtist is easy to use HDR software with an intuitive design that makes it simple to choose from our 4 different tone mapping techniques. Even if you're not into HDR photography, HDRtist is a great tool to have for dramatizing dull photos, livening dark photos and boosting sunsets! Included some HDR tutorials to help you get started with the amazing world of HDR photography.
HDR Photography is a relatively new type of photography. It involves capturing multiple photos at different exposures, then using software to combine these exposures into a single High Dynamic Range Image. Tone mapping is then required to compress the tones of the image into a range that the computer can display. The reason for this is simple, the High Dynamic Range Image contains far more detail in the highlights and shadows, these can then be used to create an image closer to what the human eye can see, or to create punchy dramatic images.
Easy to use HDR Software
Shooting HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photos can be great fun. Getting your exposures or photos into HDRtist, is a breeze. Drag your photos into the HDRtist for Mac window or use the "Add Photos" button and multi-select the photos (On Leopard or Snow Leopard, you can select photos directly from your iPhoto or Aperture library). Next; use the single "Strength" slider to get a stunning result you're happy with. It's that easy, great looking HDR photos in seconds.
Multiple Mapping Techniques
One of the biggest challenges of HDR Photography can be getting the HDR the way you like it. Thats not the case with HDRtist, Ohanaware team spent a long time learning and exploring HDR tone mapping techniques.
Great For Single Photos
Sometimes the situation just doesn't allow you to take multiple exposures, don't have time to set-up the tripod, or the wind's too strong, or there's too much movement. No worries, simply take a single JPEG or RAW and let HDRtist work it's magic on your photo. This is sometimes known as simply tone mapping a photo or creating a fake HDR, or just FHDR. What ever it's called, HDRtist does it well, making juicy HDRs out of regular photos. On top of that HDRtist can be used to recover dark, dull and lifeless photos.
Funtastic Photos Integration
Add Special effects, watermarks, frames and captions to your HDR Photos. Print and share your HDR Photos online using our Funtastic Photos. Funtastic Photos is a fun Mac OS X Photo Editor with creative effects, easy photo editing via 1-Click Styles. Direct photo sharing through Fun Cards (like Apple iCards), iPhone and popular picture sharing websites. Stunning photo mosaics (collages) are a cinch, and so is home printing when using our creative layouts, Including greeting cards & photo cubes.
What is HDR Photography?
HDR or High Dynamic Range Photography is a technique that overcomes the light limitations of modern day digital cameras. The top two images show a before and an after image, the image on the left is the single photo the camera captured. The image on the right is the result of HDR Processing with 5 different exposures of the same image. The house is brighter, the detail in the clouds has been recovered and the picture looks vibrant and colorful.