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 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.