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Pinnacle Imaging Systems Announces HDR Expose 3.1
Belmont, CA – May 12, 2014 – Pinnacle Imaging Systems, the experts in high dynamic range imaging (HDR), today announced HDR Expose 3.1, a significant update to its standalone HDR image processing software. HDR Expose 3.1’s newest features, including faster merge and alignment tools, improved de-ghosting algorithms, a new panorama batch processing assist mode and a redesigned merge dialog, are designed to optimize any photographers’ HDR workflow and efficiently produce, high-quality, true color HDR images.
"I have been photographing panoramas commercially for over 20 years," said Richard Sisk, founder of Richard Sisk Productions. "Whether shooting film or digital, creating accurate reproductions of high contrast scenes has always been a challenge. The new Pano Prep Batch Processing feature of HDR Expose 3.1 not only provides a big productivity boost, but also helps me achieve the best quality results using my RAW image files and Pinnacle Imaging Systems's 32-bit Beyond RGB HDR workflow. With HDR Expose, I am able to create universal tone mapped 16-bit TIFF files for each panel of the scene, that I can then stitch together for seamless results, using my favorite panorama software.”
“We have consistently worked to change photographers’ views of HDR image processing and introduce new tools for unlocking creativity,” said John Omvik, vice president of marketing for Pinnacle Imaging Systems. “The strike against HDR photography has been that the process of creating the most high quality images was time-consuming and stressed the resources of even the most powerful computer systems. We developed HDR Expose 3.1 to make HDR processing faster, smoother and simpler, and to stretch the boundaries of what’s been thought possible in the past.”
HDR Expose 3.1’s full features include:
• New Panorama Batch Processing assist mode – HDR merge individual panels of a panoramic scene and tone map them as a group to provide even, consistent output that can be stitched into a wide panorama (or 360° panorama using 3rd party applications)
• Faster Merge & Alignment – Seamlessly merge images up to 35% faster* than in previous versions
• Improved de-ghosting algorithms – New manual controls offer more flexibility minimizing noise and removing ghost artifacts from moving subjects
• Redesigned Merge dialog – Makes grouping images for the merge process and selecting key frames easier than ever before
• DNG source filter option – Now filters DNG files separately from other RAW file formats
• Bug fixes and other optimizations
Pricing and Availability
The HDR Expose 3.1 update is available immediately and can be applied to all existing HDR Expose 3 licenses free of charge. New licenses for HDR Expose 3.1 can be purchased for $119. For more details on HDR Expose 3.1 or additional Pinnacle Imaging Systems products, please visit: www.unifiedcolor.com
PC: Widows 8, Windows 7 (for 12 MP image or larger, 64-bit Windows version is required.) 2.0GHz dual core minimum, 2GB RAM (recommend 4GB), 265MB video card memory.
Apple: Intel Macintosh 2.0 GHz dual core CPU with 2GB minimum RAM (4GB is recommended) running, Mac OS 10.7.5 (Lion), OS 10.8.x (Mountain Lion) & OS 10.9 (Mavericks).
*Based on internal performance tests comparing merge speeds of multiple image bracketed sets using HDR Expose 3 and HDR Expose 3.1 on a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro with 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 DRAM running MacOS 10.9.2.
About Pinnacle Imaging Systems
Pinnacle Imaging Systems is redefining the capabilities of visual technology with a unique color system that powers the next-generation of high dynamic range (HDR) imaging devices and software. A significant improvement over current industry standards, Pinnacle Imaging Systems’s new 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 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.unifiedcolor.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.