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Pinnacle Imaging Systems™ Announces Updates to Award-Winning HDR Applications Following Acquisition of Unified Color Technologies™
Belmont, C.A. – September 16, 2015 – Pinnacle Imaging SystemsTM, a developer of next generation HDR still and video imaging technology, announced today that it is releasing new free updates to all of the HDR software products it has acquired from Unified Color TechnologiesTM. While the company plans to expand beyond consumer-focused HDR software solutions, Pinnacle Imaging Systems will continue support and development of the award-winning still-image HDR applications, HDR ExpressTM, HDR ExposeTM and its Photoshop plug-in 32 Float®.
“Over the last several years, photographers who demand the most true to life HDR images have come to trust our still image HDR software, and they will be very excited by the improved capabilities that we are rolling out today with the first updates under the new Pinnacle Imaging Systems brand,” said Alfred Zee, President & CEO of Pinnacle Imaging Systems. “With today’s updates, both existing and new users will appreciate the performance, image quality and ease of use improvements we’ve implemented.”
Free Updates Improve Handheld HDR Capture
With its first HDR software release under its new brand name, Pinnacle Imaging Systems today launched complimentary updates to its pro-trusted HDR Expose 3 (version 3.2) and 32 Float® Photoshop plug-in (version 3.2), as well as the entry-level HDR Express 3 (version 3.1). Leveraging the company’s Beyond RGBTM color technology to eliminate the annoying color shifts that often push HDR images beyond a natural look, the applications are continuing to break new ground for photographers with never-before-seen hand-held alignment accuracy, deghosting and noise reduction capabilities.
“Historically, photographers looking to capture high contrast scenes needed a tripod and a well-planned location shoot without heavy movement such as roaming people, zipping cars or flowing objects,” said John Omvik, V.P. Marketing for Pinnacle Imaging Systems. “With its new alignment and deghosting algorithms Pinnacle Imaging Systems now enables photographers to confidently shoot impromptu hand-held exposure brackets at a moment’s notice relying on the software to seamlessly merge even the most hectic scenes. Combine this capability with improved noise reduction performance and many of the pain points that often discouraged photographers from shooting in high dynamic range situations are all of a sudden nonfactors.”
With these new updates, Pinnacle Imaging Systems has continued to push the technical boundaries of its HDR software. For photographers relying on a Photoshop-centric workflow, Pinnacle’s 32 Float plug-in delivers full 32-bit tone mapping and image editing capabilities to their workflow, while HDR Express and HDR Expose are ideal solutions for photographers preferring a standalone or Adobe Lightroom workflow.
New in the HDR Expose 3.2 and HDR Express 3.1 updates:
• Improved alignment and deghosting algorithms – making it even easier to process handheld HDR brackets for better results
• New noise reduction technology – automatically analyses and reduces noise in source images producing cleaner merged HDR images
• New scratch disk option – improves performance by allowing users to select non system volumes for saving application temp files
Improvements unique to HDR Expose 3.2:
• New ability to save manual merge presets – can then be selected and applied to the Batch Merge and Pano Prep Batch Merge process
• UI improvements – simplified merge dialog
• 32 Float 3.2 offers an updated installer which supports Photoshop CC 2015
• HDR Express 3.1 and 32 Float 3.2 both include new performance optimization with support for OpenCL 2.0
This latest update is available at no cost to current licensed Unified Color customers of the applications, while new customers interested in purchasing HDR Expose 3 ($119), 32 Float ($89) or HDR Express 3 ($79), can explore more information on each or test out a 30 day trial at: http://www.pinnacleimagingsystems.com/
About Pinnacle Imaging Systems Corporation
Headquartered in Belmont, C.A., Pinnacle Imaging Systems is redefining the capabilities of visual technology with a unique color system ready to power the next-generation of high dynamic range (HDR) imaging devices and software. A significant improvement over current industry standards, the Beyond RGBTM color model presents a versatile color platform which is able to map a much larger color space encompassing the full human visual spectrum including colors found in nature and man-made light sources. Beyond RGB is available for licensing to digital imaging companies and hardware developers looking for a competitive market advantage. Powered by the Beyond RGB color model the company’s flagship HDR software offerings have set a new industry standard for creating, depicting and editing the most realistic HDR images. More information about Pinnacle Imaging Systems can be found at: http://www.pinnacleimagingsystems.com/
HDR Expose 3 is the pro's choice for creating stunning, natural HDR images.
HDR Expose 3's new Adaptive Tone Mapping, Deghosting and Alignment algorithms elevate HDR imaging to new levels.
HDR Expose 3 ships with Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture export plug-ins.