HDR Express 2 Now Available

HDR Express 2

Unified Color has announced availability of their HDR Express 2 software, which further simplifies the HDR photography process to a point that promises users of any skill level first-time success when creating 32-bit color HDR images. The new HDR Express 2 features “Adaptive Tone Mapping” algorithms that further improve contrast, color, and detail retention in the highlight areas of large dynamic range images, while also maintaining optimal contrast and color in darker areas of image. [Read more…]


Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography – New Book

Creating HDR Photos

Creating HDR Photos is a new book from photographer Harold Davis.

“In Creating HDR Photos, bestselling author Harold Davis covers the complete HDR workflow, from choosing the subjects that work best for HDR through processing RAW files to unlock the dynamic power of HDR. You’ll learn how to photograph multiple exposures and blend them into a single HDR image using various software programs. Best of all, you will find out how to control the style of your HDR images, from subtle to hyper-real, using a range of photographic and post-processing techniques.”

Creating HDR Photos retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for $18.98 from Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle edition for $17.99.

Unified Color Updates 32 Float v2 HDR Plug-in for Photoshop CS6

32Float v2

Unified Color Technologies has released an update for its Photoshop plug-in HDR software, 32 Float v2, which adds compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Users on 32 Float will need to install the latest update from Unified Color’s website or through the in-program update process. In addition, Unified Color will also be running a summer promotion offering 10% off all their software through June 29.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Free Webinar on Architectural HDR Photography

Unified Color

Unified Color (maker of HDR Expose 2) will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, May 15.  The webinar will feature professional architectural photographer Michael James, “during which he will discuss and demonstrate how Unified Color’s color-safe editing tools and workflow-simplifying features of the fully-featured HDR Expose 2 and Photoshop® plug-in,32 Float v2 have enhanced his commercial work.”

You can register for the free webinar here.

HDR Expose 2

HDR Expose 2

HDR Expose 2 is a new HDR program that leverages Unified Color’s Beyond RGB color technology.  There are a gaggle of HDR programs out there and most of them seem to do very similar things.  However, I had the chance to sit down for a walk-through of the pre-release version of HDR Expose 2 at PhotoPlus in October and was stoked at what I saw this program do.

Check out this intro video to the brightness histogram for a little taste of how HDR Expose 2 works. [Read more…]