Pro HDR X
By eyeApps LLC
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Introducing Pro HDR X, the first complete overhaul of the world’s most popular HDR app. (Requires iOS 8.)
Five years ago, we created Pro HDR, which won many awards and has since been purchased over a million times. Now, we are thrilled to release Pro HDR X, the first app to leverage iOS 8’s bracketed burst exposure capture support. No more waiting, no more worrying about dynamic range — Pro HDR X captures true HDR images automatically and instantly, with dramatically better results than ever before.
"Pro HDR X is far better than Apple's built-in software" -- TUAW (October 19, 2014)
Going way beyond the limited HDR built into iOS, Pro HDR X dynamically analyzes the scene in realtime and provides up to 10 additional stops of dynamic range. For the first time, Pro HDR X now uses three separate full-resolution exposures to generate your HDR, giving you maximum dynamic range with minimal artifacts and noise. And we still also offer manual mode for those who wish to select their exposure points by hand. Plus, there’s even a new slider that lets you fine-tune exactly how much HDR effect you want after your shot is captured.
Not only does Pro HDR X feature a massive leap in image quality and speed, we’ve totally redesigned the UI, bringing a modern iOS 8 look and feel to the app. We’ve hand-crafted the interface to perfectly suit each device’s native size and resolution, from the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and of course to the new iPhone 6 and 6+, both of which get custom new layouts and optimizations. And we haven’t forgotten iPads, which also feature brand new interfaces perfectly suited to their larger screens.
The features don’t end there. Pro HDR X also includes:
• Advanced photo library support, from editing single images to aligning and merging HDRs from two or three bracketed images. We even let you import giant DSLR images from your photo library (up to 24 megapixels) so you can create professional HDRs on the go.
• State-of-the-art image registration and blending. We precisely correct for translation and rotation between images, giving you the sharpest possible images. And of course, our images are saved at full resolution.
• Rear and front camera support (real HDR selfies… yay), self-timer, flash options, digital zoom, cropping, and grid overlay
• Live-updating sliders to perfect your HDR; control HDR strength, brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth, and tint, or let Pro HDR X pick the best settings for you
• Beautiful filters and frames custom written and designed by us
• Text captions so you can add words to your photos (your choice of font and color)
• Geotag (optional) GPS + Compass / EXIF data saved to your camera roll
• Share your HDRs with the world via built-in iOS sharing support
Please note: Pro HDR X requires iOS 8. If your device runs iOS 8, Pro HDR X will support it! If you don’t have iOS 8, we still offer our original Pro HDR app, which supports iOS 4 and newer, so check that out.
What's New in Version 1.1
Geotagging and tap-to-focus now work properly. Improved image quality for outdoor scenes.
Phenomenal app made even better!
Wow, truly impressed... This new version (Pro HDR X) checks off pretty much all of my photo app wish list items. The completely redesigned UI is intuitive and aesthetically pleasing, and it gives a polished, professional feel to the app. Image capture is MUCH faster in this version; using an iPhone, I’m generally willing to sacrifice a few seconds of convenience in the name of better quality photos, but with this app, I have the best of both worlds — near-instant photo capture with even better HDR results than before. On top of that, this app gives me some great tools to edit photos quickly and easily. I’m also (pleasantly) surprised by the price. This is an app I consider essential, and for $2, I could not imagine better.
Pro HDR has long been my go-to app for taking great pictures, and with Pro HDR X’s new features, I’m finding myself using it more often than my built-in camera. I upgraded to iOS 8 just to be able to use this X version, and I’m so glad I did. Really looking forward to taking and sharing more pictures with it. Thanks to the developers for building this incredible product!
Fast, but Still Deciding
I have loved the original ProHDR app for years and recommended it to many others. Forget the interface changes--some of that is still a bit rough--the real change with the new app is speed. No more trying to get your kids to freeze for a few seconds, and taking shot after shot because someone moved and ended-up with two faces. This change alone is absolutely phenomenal and probably worth every penny of the repurchase.
I haven't really put it through its real-world paces, but my initial impression is the finished quality may not be as good. Also, I tend to use "manual" mode, which now requires setting 3 exposure points. I would like to be able to set low and high exposure points and let it figure-out the best mid exposure. As mentioned, the revamped interface is still a work in progress: Two save buttons, poorly organized help with no screenshots or images, settings and help can only be accessed while taking a shot, not while viewing one.
I'm hopeful this app will develop into something as great as the original. The speed of the bracketed exposure is worthwhile, but some of the other changes feel like a step backwards currently.
It's alright, but...
I'm a professional photographer and I've been working with HDR photography for a long time now. So of course I've used Pro HDR for quite a while. Well when I was notified of this version and its abilities of course I instantly opened up the App Store on my iPhone 6 and got it. Since then I've been taking identical images using both versions for comparison and to be honest, if you're going to be adjusting it in like Snapseed or PS express on your phone OR in PS or Lightroom on the computer, I've found my ending results are better with the older version. The ones taken with X are good too, but I simply can't adjust them as much and retain a good looking image. Pro HDR seems to capture more detail, a wider range of hues, and images are more crisp than with X, though X does have a significantly less amount of noise after you make adjustments. So why only 3 stars? Because I'll continue to use the old version when I want a really good photo. Why not less stars? Because as another review mentioned, this is so fast you can use it as your default camera app and have much better images than with the built in app or other simple single shot after market camera apps.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Dec 09, 2014
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 2.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: eyeApps LLC
- © 2014 eyeApps Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.