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NOTE: A Ricoh Theta camera is required to use Simple HDR. We support the Ricoh Theta m15 and Ricoh Theta S models.

Simple HDR is the easy way to quickly capture a full set of bracketed 360° images. You can use these images to create beautiful 360° landscapes, or to capture light maps or reflection maps for use in visual effects or video games.

Unlike other HDR apps, we remove the complexity from this process and give you just two great options to choose from. We did our research, took hundreds of test images, and found the options that let you get the most out of the Ricoh Theta’s capabilities.

Choose our Auto setting to quickly capture three 360° images, covering a range of 5 stops in just 15 seconds. This should be enough light data to capture most indoor or mixed lighting scenes.

Or you can choose our Pro setting to take up to 7 shots, covering a range of 12 stops. This setting is ideal for outdoor scenes in bright daylight.

When you’re done shooting, you can use Photoshop or your favorite HDR tool to create beautiful landscapes, lighting maps, or reflection maps.

Make 360° HDR images quickly and easily with Simple HDR.

What's New

Version 2.1.1

# Theta m15 bug fix
This build addresses a bug that could cause a crash when trying to connect to the Theta m15.

Ratings and Reviews

It does not create an HDR image, it only shoots in exposure brackets


I was confused by this app, but soon realized after re-reading the description that his only takes a few under and over exposed images, but it does NOT edit them in the app.

You must export the images and edit them in a separate HDR image editor (photoshop, photomatix, etc.). There are other free and inexpensive alternatives that do the shooting AND editing automatically.

Simple HDR - review


I ran a few tests and it works great at first for creating quick HDR rigs to be used in 3D for lighting. However, on my last couple tries the 'pro' setting does not shoot all 6 photos... Sometimes 4 sometimes 5. Not sure why but if they fix that this app will be fantastic!

Very cool...if touch have a theta, of course


Nicely affordable Theta HDR app. If you need such a thing...you know who you are...this does a great job compared to more expensive alternatives.

You have to trust that they've kicked their cameras around a got the settings right...and so far it seems they have. The settings are very simple...no manual controls. But once again, if they've hit the sweet spot, great.

Drop the files into something like Photomatix on the desktop, and you have a nice HDR for CG work.

Also, a really good looking app. Clean.


Built Light, Inc.
2.9 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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