Hydra provides human eye-like perception to your photographs by allowing you to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images from a series of regular photographs (up to 7), either from DSLRs or traditional point-and-shoot cameras. The output produced by Hydra is much closer to what your eyes actually see. ? Main Differences with the Express Version Following features are only available in Hydra Pro: - Import up to 7 shots to create an HDR image (only 3 in the Express version) - Batch Processing - Probe-based adjustments: probes are used to select areas based on distance/color/brightness tolerance User Guide available in English and French on the iBookstore.
? Which Features? - Processing Pipeline & Real-time Preview: Hydra first aligns the imported images, and then merges them in a smart way to preserve the interesting inputs of each image. This allows you to tune parameters in real time while observing the changing result until you are satisfied, and then render the full resolution image in less than one minute. Resolutions above 20 Mega Pixels supported. - No tripod required: Unlike most HDR software, Hydra does not require pictures taken with a tripod. Thanks to this unique feature, you can take photos anywhere to later merge them in Hydra. - HDR from a single RAW image: You can also import a single RAW photograph into Hydra, apply tone mapping, and render an HDR image. - Ghost handling
- The user interface is 100% Mac style. - The batch processing feature is the best available on the HDR software market. You can drop a folder, and Hydra Pro automatically splits images in photo sets. - Hydra Pro relies on an efficient method for aligning input images. As a result, you don't have to use a tripod when shooting pictures.
Hydra Pro is for photographers who create a lot of HDR images as it includes a batch processing feature. Besides, it gives them access to a feature for locally processing the output image using scopes (related to brightness, color and distance).