Turning your best digital photographs into true works of art is as simple or as sophisticated as you wish with HDR projects professional. This image-editing tool works both as a standalone application and as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and now also for Lightroom, one of the various new features of HDR projects 4. Its balanced blend of professional settings and one-click presets makes it suitable for all users.
Wrapped in a black-colored interface that bumps up the vividness of your pictures, this feature-rich editor offers you various ways of transforming your good-enough shots into stunning HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs. Actually, to Ultra HDR photographs, i.e., the new standard in HDR photography that makes full use of your 64-bit processor to create amazing pictures with an extra layer of realism, detail, and contrast. You can tweak all the necessary values yourself or rely on the many and varied presets provided, which you can apply and preview in real time with just one click of your mouse. You can also combine by both applying one of those presets as a starting point and by then adding your own dose of creativity to it.
The program supports all popular image file formats, including the most renowned RAW images from the most prestigious camera manufacturers. The already existing RAW editing module has now been expanded to hold new noise removal tools and specific correction features for black and white photography. The post-processing module, comprehensive and powerful as it was, has also been further enhanced by adding selective processing to it. This means that you can now apply your favorite effects and corrections to specific areas of the picture only, and as many as you wish and in as many places as you wish within the same image. Everything you do to your photographs can be easily and accurately monitored now thanks to the program’s Compare Window, where you can see the “before” and “after” of your photo in the same window and at its full size. To complement this feature, HDR projects professional also offers you an Image Sequence Player, where you can watch an animation of the entire conversion process.
This excellent editor works equally well with one single image or with a batch of them. Its Batch Processing window will allow you to load an entire folder of images and apply to them any combination of filters and processing settings. Finally, those of us who have been using Adobe Lightroom for some time now to manage and process our photo collections and still enjoy using it can integrate now HDR projects professionally to our Lightroom editing workflow by adding it as a plug-in at installation time. This new feature adds to the existing plug-in support for Photoshop.
Once again, HDR projects professional has set the standard for HDR image creation and editing. In one elegant and efficient tool, they have put together the right dose of creativity, professionalism, and simplicity to serve all kinds of users, regardless of their image editing skills.
- Attractive and intuitive interface
- Excellent blend of one-click presets and professional manual adjustments
- Supports all popular image file formats
- RAW editor for the most widely used camera models
- Noise removal functionality
- Support for batch photo editing
- No drawbacks found during the review