our #1 HDR
app is back
HDRtist 2.0

Single image processed using HDRtist 2, captured somewhere in the South East of England.
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macOS El Capitan logo
  • macOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14
  • 4GB of RAM (16GB recommend)
  • 50mb of disk space
Download on the Mac App Store

real HDR
really easy

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HDRtist NX2 on macOS 10.11, with titlebar hidden & side-by-side view. 5 exposure HDR capture of Wanlitong, Taiwan.
Demonstrating how HDRtist NX2 is able to recover & exaggerate the tiny details hidden in the highlights.

High Dynamic Range Imaging

To overcome a limitation with digital photography, HDRtist 2 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.

Introducing "Polaris"

Polaris is the same 8th generation tone mapping engine as in our HDRtist NX2. 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.

brings out
the detail

Processed with PolarisWithout
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128-Bit unclamped precision

The entire rendering pipeline, has been built to handle 32,000 times higher resolution than a regular photo editor or fake HDR app. HDRtist 2 uses all this extra data to enhance colors & extract the tiniest of details.

Single images & Multiple exposures

Whether you shoot multiple exposures with a DSLR or snapshots with a phone; HDRtist 2 creates stunningly beautiful detailed HDR images. Multiple exposures are recommend for better quality.

easily handles
one or many

Single Image5 Exposure HDR3 Exposure HDR
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1-Slider editing

HDRtist 2 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.

window management

HDRtist 2 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.


upgrade your
HDR experience
with HDRtist NX2

  • ✔︎  More precision
  • ✔︎  More functions
  • ✔︎  1-Click Styles
  • ✔︎  Save history
  • ✔︎  advanced cropping
Click to find out more about HDRtist NX2

macos compatibility

mojave, high Sierra, sierra & El Capitan

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 or 10.14, you can enjoy our HDRtist NX2.

Metal 2.0, Metal 1.0 or OpenGL

HDRtist NX2 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.

Export to a variety of formats

NX2 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, NX2 can export HEIC images.

Import formats

NX2 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.