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AKVIS Update Their HDR Tool - AKVIS HDRFactory v3.0 creates HDR images from a series of photographs taken at different exposures or from a single image. Version 3.0 adds a new Remove Noise parameter, provides compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8, fixes bugs and updates the list of the ready-to-use presets.
Often you will see a breathtaking, dramatic scene which you want to capture with your camera, but your camera just cannot do it justice. Once you have transferred the photo to your computer and see it on your monitor, it just doesn’t look like you remembered. While the sky may be bright, the subtle details in shadows are gone, and objects in the dark areas of the photo are not discernable at all. No digital camera, no matter the quality, can reproduce what the human eye can see. In fact, the human eye can perceive 100 million colors and shades at a time, while a camera can distinguish only between 16.8 million colors, which is 6 times less.
Thankfully, HDRI technology makes it possible to return these details back to your photos. AKVIS HDRFactory uses this technology to create an HDR image from a series of photographs or even from a single photo. It can bridge the gap between what your eyes can see and what your digital camera can record.
AKVIS HDRFactory is a versatile program for creating High Dynamic Range images and making photo correction. HDRFactory creates HDR photos by combining several images of the same object taken with different exposure values. The result is an expressive contrasting image that reflects reality with a higher level of authenticity than a simple snapshot.
The name of the program can be taken literally, as AKVIS HDRFactory is a real workshop for the production of fascinating HDR images. With AKVIS HDRFactory you can come very close to reality and even go beyond it by creating surreal stylized images with fabulous colors and unique effects.
The software is available as a standalone application as well as a plugin for Photoshop and other graphics editors, for Windows and Macintosh. The new version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8. Registered users of HDRFactory can upgrade to the newest version for free by downloading and installing the new version.
AKVIS HDRFactory sells for $69 USD for Home version (either Plugin or Standalone), $99 USD for Home Deluxe (Plugin and Standalone, all features, including the Ghost Removal tool), $189 USD for Business (Plugin and Standalone, all features, including the Ghost Removal tool, for commercial use). For more information, please visit the AKVIS website.