Photography Software

PhotoAcute, a multishot wizard

No matter how good is your camera, you might still want more. Multishot photography is a set of techniques to go beyond the physical camera capabilities by taking a series of images instead of one and performing special processing to create a final single image.

PhotoAcute is the number 1 tool for multishot photography, capable of increasing resolution beyond the sensor limits, expanding dynamic range and depth of field, reducing noise and chromatic aberrations.

Features

  • Super resolution - resolution enhancement beyond the sensor capabilities
  • Dynamic range expansion
  • Depth of field expansion (focus stacking)
  • Automatic chromatic aberrations correction
  • Removing of unneeded moving objects
  • Minimizing (or maximizing) reflections with polzrization-bracketed series of images
  • Elastic non-linear image alignment with sub-pixel precision
  • RAW-in-RAW-out processing which allows PhotoAcute integration in any workflow
  • Precise radiometric alignment
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A thorough introduction and a hands-on guide to super-resolution and other multishot techniques written by professional photographers.

Using a series of example images, the authors explain and illustrate the use of each technique in great detail. Included are lessons on HDRI, superresolution, focus stacking, and stitching. Moreover, the reader will learn how to effectively combine these techniques.

Throughout the book, the authors use tools such as PhotoAcute Studio, Photoshop, Photomatix Pro, FDRTools, CombineZM, DOP Detail Extractor, and Helicon Focus to illustrate the workflow with detailed, step-by-step instructions.

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HDRAW, a HDR-from-single-RAW tool

Start taking better images right now - switch to RAW, convert RAW into stunning images in two clicks with HDRAW.

Your camera captures the details, HDRAW makes them visible

The maximal dynamic range - the contrast between the brightest point and the darkest one - of a JPEG image is about 4,000 times lower than the range seen by a human eye. A camera captures several times higher dynamic range than one available with JPEG. This means that the range is either cut or squeezed in JPEG photos, therefore in high contrast scenes the details in highlights and shadows are lost, as well as the details of low-contrast objects. RAW images still contain the full dynamic range captured by the camera.

HDRAW utilizes Tone Mapping technique, allowing to preserve the details while fitting high dynamic range image into the limited dynamic range of JPEG or any other 8-bit format. Exploiting the properties of the human vision, HDRAW makes the picture and color details visible in all areas of the photo from the darkest to the brightest one.

Single-image HDR

HDRAW is a single-image HDR tool that utilizes higher dynamic range available in RAW.

RAW made easy

While usual RAW development process is a sophisticated task that requires adjusting a lot of parameters in a RAW converter, HDRAW is intended to produce rich detail images virtually in one click (ok, three clicks actually). It still allows you to adjust tone mapping parameters, but the standard presets are enough in most cases.

Features

  • Unbelievably easy RAW conversion
  • Rich detail and vivid colors
  • HDR from single RAW: utilization of the whole dynamic range avaiable in RAW image
  • Available for Mac and Windows
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ChromAcute, freeware CA correction plugin

ChromAcute removes chromatic aberrations (color fringing) from your digital photos.

It is a freeware plugin for Adobe Photoshop.

Features

  • One-click correction of color fringing
  • No manual adjustments needed
  • Batch processing avaliable
  • 16-bit color support
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