Author Topic: New Tool for Tone Mapping of a single RAW  (Read 17289 times)

Eugene (PhotoAcute)

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New Tool for Tone Mapping of a single RAW
« on: June 01, 2012, 05:24:16 PM »
While usual HDR technique involves fusing exposure bracketed images into a HDR image with further tone mapping, HDR can still be applied to a single RAW.
A RAW image contains higher dynamic range than a JPEG (or any other 8-bit format) can contain. Therefore, it's a good idea to use tone mapping for RAW-to-JPEG conversion to preserve the details available in RAW.

PhotoAcute's Tone Mapping workflow allows single-RAW processing. But PhotoAcute is still mainly a stacking application, therefore we have decided to release a lightweight application intended solely for single RAW HDR: HDRAW.
HDRAW is a simple yet powerful tool dedicated to a single function: preserve details while fitting the image into 8-bit (8 stops) dynamic range. It can be used as a substitution for RAW converters, providing a highly accessible one-click conversion of RAW photos into stunning images with vivid colors and rich detail.

Good news for registered PhotoAcute users: You can use HDRAW for free, it accepts PhotoAcute 3 registration codes.

Good news for those who have not yet bought PhotoAcute: HDRAW is available at low introductory price and comes with a complimentary promo pack including a discount coupon for PhotoAcute.

« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 05:53:36 PM by Eugene (PhotoAcute) »