To overcome a limitation with digital photography, HDRtist processes a series of exposures captured with your camera, into a single large image. Then providing the tools to convert this data into a stunning, highly detailed image, suitable for displaying on Mac, Phone or online.
Polaris is the same 8th generation tone mapping engine as in our HDRtist NX 2. She was designed from the ground up to do one thing and to do it well; create stunning detail enhanced HDR images, while she compresses the huge dynamic range into an a beautiful HDR rendering that you'd be happy showing friends & family.
The entire rendering pipeline, has been built to handle 32,000 times higher resolution than a regular photo editor or fake HDR app. HDRtist uses all this extra data to enhance colors & extract the tiniest of details.
Whether you shoot multiple exposures with a DSLR or snapshots with a phone; HDRtist creates stunningly beautiful detailed HDR images. Multiple exposures are recommend for better quality.
HDRtist was designed to utilize our 1-Slider editing methodology (just like previous versions). Which means to edit an HDR, all thats required is moving one single slider across the range until the HDR looks good.
HDRtist provides a large preview with features like Automatic sidebar & titlebar hiding, to create an immersive experience. Built-in Window management, makes it a snap to work with multiple HDRs.
A 2007 iMac with only 4GB of RAM, or latest i9 Apple laptop with 32GB of RAM, as long as its running macOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15, you can enjoy our HDRtist.
HDRtist takes advantage of Metal 2.0, Metal or OpenGL hardware acceleration. On some Macs you can choose which technology to use, others we'll choose the most appropriate for you.
HDRtist uses the power of the macOS to generate JPG, PNG, GIF, J2K, TIF, PSD, PDF, BMP, TGA & EXR. With macOS 10.13 High Sierra or 10.14 Mojave, HDRtist can export HEIC images.
HDRtist utilizes Apple's ImageI/O framework to be able to import a wide variety of formats & RAW files. Common image formats are supported, while RAW is dependent on different versions of the macOS.