HDR Camera Pro creates high dynamic range pictures by combining three different exposed pictures into one well exposed picture. Picture can be directly captured or imported from the photo gallery.
- Create well-exposed pictures from camera and gallery images
- Automatic and manual aligning and cropping of images
- Control over saturation, contrast, brightness, tonemapping
- Version 2.0: new aligning method (to get back to the old method disable "Automatic image aligning" in the "Settings")
If you get black images or using older devices such as iPhone 4 or iPad 1 then please deactivate "Hardware acceleration" under the HDR Camera settings.
Ratings and Reviews
Totally non functional
Presents a black screen at app start with a white bar at the bottom offering "settings". Changing the (2 available) settings does nothing to improve the situation.
I love the "more real than life" look that I can get from HDR photography. It's one of my passions in life. Another passion is iPhoneography. So, recently I have been looking for a solution, an app, to make Perfect HDR photos on my iPhone and iPad.
Making good looking HDR images is almost a paradox because there are so many really bad examples of HDR online these days. In order to make the best quality HDR photos I needed an app capable of importing bracketed photos from my camera roll, accurately aligning them, and having a great algorithm to blend them into a Perfect HDR photograph.
I have tried every HDR iPhone app available and the best ones still fail at properly aligning the images. Well, if you can't get that right, there's no sense processing your HDR photo beyond that point. It would only look crappy and fuzzy with transparent ghosting all over the place. No thanks.
As recently as last week, in frustration, I emailed the people at Photomatix asking if they are thinking about making an app for the iPhone. I did that because Photomatix makes the best HDR software for Mac and Windows computers, their image alignment is perfect, and I was hoping that they could translate that into an app that we could use on iOS devices. The answer they nicely shot back to me was, "We're thinking about it, but don't have it yet."
So, late last night I was on my iPad and decided to once again search the app store and see if there was anything new to try. What popped up was this app, HDR Camera! The description of the app from the developers promised to deliver exactly what I was looking for, but then so did the other apps that I've tried which failed. The promise they made was actually better than the other apps promise. HDR Camera says this app can actually import THREE photos from your camera roll to process into an HDR image! All the other apps only allow two photos of different exposures to be imported. HDR Camera was beginning to sound promising.
With reservation at spending another two bucks to download an app that I likely would probably never use again, I threw caution to the wind and hit the buy button. Then I quickly imported three bracketed shots directly from my Nikon's SD card from and proceeded to process them in HDR Camera.
The HDR image that HDR camera created for me was amazing! The app perfectly aligned the three images which were taken from a handheld camera, not one sitting solidly on a tripod. This has been the weak link of all the other HDR apps available up till now. Well that made me pretty happy… excitedly I moved on to see what the final image quality would be after processing.
Wow again! This was a good-looking image! There were no halos in the high contrast areas that are so typical of HDR images if you don't take precautions to eliminate that. The image was actually very natural looking and definitely was something that I knew I could take into other apps that I use regularly to add my own style and make Perfect HDR on my terms. Now I'm impressed!
My day job, which isn't a job at all because I love it so much, is doing HDR photography. I write a blog about it and I'm integrating iPhone HDR photography into my work now because that's the direction I see the world going.
Beginning today I'll be testing HDR Camera a little bit more rigorously and reporting results on my blog, PerfectHDR. One thing that I do know and can recommend right now is that HDR Camera is the absolute best app available in the app store today for making HDR images from bracketed photos stored in your camera roll or on a memory card. It's so easy to use! All you have to do is feed the app two or three bracketed images. It does all the work and spits out a Perfect HDR image. I don't really see how it can get any easier. It seems as if finally there's an app that allows photographers of any skill level to make fabulous HDR photos.
I should mention that it works fast too. There's not a lot of waiting around for it to process the final image. That alone surprised me because last night, in my testing of it, I was feeding it RAW image files from my DSLR which are huge.
This is really great news for me and I want to thank the developers of HDR Camera For feeling my pain and giving me the app I've been searching for for a long time. Cheers!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.