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Author Topic: Pseudo HDR now on iPAD and iPhone  (Read 2242 times)


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Pseudo HDR now on iPAD and iPhone
« on: March 14, 2011, 08:03:24 PM »
I received this email from Mediachance, the maker of Dynamich Photo HDR ('DPHDR)') and Photoshop plugin Redynamix, among others. I've paid $54 for what iPhone and iPad -owners now can have for merely $0.99 !! :

Dynamic Light for iPhone: http://itunes.apple....ic-light/id422494924
DynaLight HD for iPAD: http://itunes.apple....light-hd/id423233129


I should say that what he calls "Pseudo HDR" is what I've learned to call "Fake HDR", fhdr.

Quote from: Mediachance, maker of Dynamich Photo HDR (DPHDR)
Pseudo HDR now on iPAD and iPhone

We managed to port a whole chunk of the code from DPHDR (the Pseudo HDR part) to iPAD and iPhone and released two applications, one for iPhone called Dynamic Light and another for iPAD called DynaLight HD. They are each the usual symbolic $0.99 which is nothing compared to the amount of studying and hoops I had to go through.
I am rather pleased with the result, the code didnĀ“t get cut or dumbed down, it is essentially the full blown Pseudo HDR from Redynamix and DPHDR even with most of the effects like orton or B/W.

I also sneaked a little switch to the settings called Save Full Size which will actually process the image in its full size quality (I was testing it on 14 megapixel images from Canon) so you essentially have a little computer with you on iPhone.
On the iPhone and iPad 2 it also works with its build-in camera - so you just snap a picture and then rotate dial to get HDR effect.

They work on IOS 4.0 or later.

Dynamic Light for iPhone

DynaLight HD for iPAD

If you have those devices please consider supporting Mediachance or if you know people who have iPhone and iPad let them know. It is easy to get buried in the store between half million other apps.

I know it may not look like a big deal, but trust me after years of development for Windows, it was a big deal to pull this out.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 08:19:13 PM by Curt »


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Re: Pseudo HDR now on iPAD and iPhone
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 02:38:23 AM »
Curt, what is the point of pseudo HDR?

I thought HDR wasn't just about "more vivid colors" (which a plugin can probably fake somewhat), but also (in the case of real HDR) about combining the focal points of the multiple shots used to compose a single HDR image? At least that's the impression my crazy photographer enthusiast friend gave me :)
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Re: Pseudo HDR now on iPAD and iPhone
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 05:52:11 AM »
Most of the market has obviously decided that users are too dumm to ever understand the difference between hdr and fhdr. Something tells me they are right. If you visit flickr, a site for photographers, and search for photos tagged 'hdr', you will see that an overwhelming majority of photographers are tagging their fhdr pictures as hdr. Sad, but true.