Notable New iPad Apps: HDR

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HDR iPad app

HDR is an impressive looking new photography app for the iPad and iPhone. I got a promo email about it this morning and it initially drew my attention because this app is made by the developers of the excellent ArtStudio painting and drawing app.

Here’s a little slice of the App Store intro for HDR:

Capture High-Dynamic-Range photographs with HDR. By combining twice the image data of a standard photograph HDR is able to mix an over-exposed and under-exposed photo with incredible results. Includes 4 different mix options, plus the ability to import raw images all in one incredibly fast app.

And some of its key features:

– Automatic and manual modes (To set exposure manually: drag exposure loupes to dark and light area of photo, double tap to return to automatic mode)
– Import from Photos: Select light and dark photos from library to mix in HDR.
– 4 different HDR mixes: Auto, Optimized, Vivid, Contrast
– Alignment: Photos are automatically aligned for the sharpest possible results.
– Native device camera resolution support
– Save in photos
– Speed: Fastest possible capture and merge of HDR results

I’m no photography expert – far, far from it. I’m a lousy photographer in fact, but I have found that I’m able to make good use of a handful of excellent iPad photo editing and effects apps. These have helped me produce some pretty reasonable to good images.

I’ve spent a little time with HDR this morning and I like it a lot. It really does seem very fast, and has already livened up a couple of my Camera Roll shots – like this one of a storm that threatened to roll in earlier this morning:

HDR Storm photo

HDR is going straight into my Photo Editing folder on my iPad.

Here’s an App Store link for HDR. Its standard price will be $1.99, but it is currently free and will be for a limited time to mark its launch. I’d suggest it’s well worth grabbing.

Patrick Jordan

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3 thoughts on “Notable New iPad Apps: HDR”

  1. It looks like not only was this app limited, but when I followed the link, it is on the App Store for $4.99. Oh well, maybe another time.

  2. Please disregard that post, it looks like the link takes you to the full version. Within the description it says to check out the HDR version, which is free for a limited time. Missed that.


  3. Bill – thanks – I had goofed on the link. It was to the ArtStudio app. I have fixed it now, links to HDR properly.

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