With HDRtist; you'll get gorgeous detail rich true HDR images that are built & processed by our "Polaris" tone mapping engine, in the highest precision workflow available today, whilst being married to one of the most simplistic Mac app interfaces there is.
Even if you're not interested in HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography; you can still use HDRtist to increase detail and definition in single photos.
• Uses our 8th Generation tone mapping engine "Polaris" to enhance details.
• 128-Bit Unclamped precision workflow, processes images in the highest precision available today.
• Supports Metal or OpenGL for the smoothest display performance.
• Interface optimization provides a gorgeous high resolution preview area.
• The Window Sidebar and titlebar support Auto Hiding, getting out of the way when not needed.
• Split-View & Side-by-side view for comparing with the original image or medium exposure.
• Use a set of exposures or a single image, it's up to you.
• Ohanaware HDR format, allows you to save your HDR images and edit them later.
* Added an "Export Image" option to the action menu on the toolbar.
* Fixed the Auto Save issue some customers were getting.
* Temporarily disabled Metal as we continue to solve the inconsistency issues that some of our customers are experiencing.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a MUST HAVE!
I am a photographer and currently use Photomatix as my HDR program and Photoshop as my primary editing software. I downloaded this HDRtist app just to see what it would do and I am amazed! It downloaded and installed in about a minute and launched perfectly. To create my first HDRtist high dynamic range image, I dropped in a three exposure set of images, (-1EV, even and +1EV), that I have already used in Photomatix and within a few seconds I had an HDR image. The image was definately HDR and VERY sharp! Obviously HDRtist does not have the editing capibilities of an expensive software like Photomatics but HDRtist did allow me to save the image in various formats, (including JPEG), which will let the user edit the image further in any software INCLUDING iphoto for the budding photographers just starting out and learning the photo editing ropes. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this app! And remember to have FUN!
This works really nice. You set your camera to do exposure bracketing, taking 3 photos at once, with under, over, and normal exposure. Then load the photos into HDRist. If you took your photos holding the camera in your hand, then you will probably notice the resulting combined image is all blurred. No Problem! Just hit the "Align Photos" button and HDRist aligns them for a nice sharp image (some more expensive applications do not include this essential feature). Now, all the resulting HDR image shows nice light and detail. Some alternative applications, including some in-camera effects, will produce a distinctly surreal and unpleasant final product. But HDRist produces very nice final product. There doesn't seem to be any controls to adjust the final image, but I'm pleased with the results without any adjustments.
In my opinion ...
… as a semi-retired professional photographer, this application is all you’ll ever need for doing HDR work. I’ve tried others (including the”PRO” version by the same developer) and I have yet to run across a program that does a better job than HDRtist. BTW, I always save the file as a TIFF rather than a JPEG. Then, I load the TIFF image as a layer (via PSE) on to the original “base” exposure. By adjusting the opacity of the new layer (via the slider), I can obtain the look I want: not too much, and not too little … just right. Bottom line – get this app; you won’t be disappointed. Best regards.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.