Full Dynamic Range Tools
Copyright © 2002-2012 Andreas Schömann


FDRTools Advanced

FDRTools Advanced are a collection of capable tools for professionals and ambitious shutterbugs alike.

This software allows you to overcome the technical limitations of your digital camera and produce images with a contrast and dynamik range not considered possible so far.

The dynamic range enrichment is handled comfortable and far easier than with traditional methods. The performance characteristics outclass these methods.

Essential features:
  • Combine several differently exposed photos of an exposure series into an HDR image
  • Master scenes with moving objects like foliage moved by the wind, flowing water, driving cars and so on
  • Prepare your HDR images for display or print with state-of-the-art tonal range compression (tone mapping)
  • Import the RAW images of your digital camera
  • Export and archive the optimised HDR image in a format of your choice

Characteristics in detail:
  • Automatic compensation of slight camera jiggling and vibration with tripod based photos
  • Specialised HDRI creation methods for static scenes and scenes with moving objects, both yielding optimal denoising
  • HDRI blending method "Creative" allows to blend virtually any kind of imagery. You can combine images with different exposure, aperture or focus settings or combinations of these, images taken under different lighting conditions like dusk and dawn photos, flashed images or even images with totally different content.
  • 3 different tone mapping methods, 2 global acting and one local acting state-of-the-art method
  • Histogram view of the HDR image and the tone mapped results
  • Control of blackpoint and whitepoint, saturation and gamma
  • Creation of camera specific profiles allowing to do photogrammetric HDR images
  • Automation by integration with external applications or scripts is possible
  • Supported import image formats:
    • JPEG, TIFF, Radiance RGBE, OpenEXR
    • Integrated RAW converter DCRAW for direct import of virtually all digital camera RAW formats
  • Supported export image formats:
    • Radiance RGBE, OpenEXR, TIFF, PNG, PPM, BMP, JPEG

System requirements:
Operating system: at least Windows XP or OS X 10.4
Main memory: 2GB as a minimum, better 4GB or more
Processor: Dual Core 2x2Ghz, better Quad Core or more
FDRTools 2.6.2 released
20 Mar 2012
This is a bugfix release (applies to OS X only).
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FDRTools 2.6.1 released
19 Mar 2012
This is a bugfix release.
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FDRTools 2.6.0 released
13 Mar 2012
FDRTools Advanced is now also available as 64 bit version. It utilizes all the system memory and hence can process much larger images than was possible with the previous 32 bit versions.
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