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Type of application

HDR Express 2

Standalone application plus Lightroom and Aperture plug-ins

HDR Expose 3

Standalone application plus Lightroom and Aperture plug-ins

32 Float v3

Photoshop plug-in only re­quires Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6

Combo Suite 3

HDR Expose3 and 32 Float v3 in one suite
HDR        
32-bit Beyond RGB Color Editing yes yes yes yes
HDR Brightness/Output range Histogram yes yes yes yes
Gamma-Brightness Control no yes yes yes
Adaptive Tone Mapping Technology yes yes yes yes
Automatic Halo Elimination yes yes yes yes
Auto Tone Mapping Presets yes yes yes yes
Exposure Control yes yes yes yes
Shadow and Highlight Recovery yes yes yes yes
Color Neutral Black Point Adjustment yes yes yes yes
Detail-Local Contrast Adjustment yes yes yes yes
Zone Contrast Adjustment no yes yes yes
2nd Generation HDR Merge Auto Alignment and Deghosting 1st Gen. yes via Photoshop yes
Manual Alignment and Deghosting no yes no yes
Veiling Glare Correction no yes yes yes
Editing and Interface        
RGB/Bch readout no yes yes yes
Display Brightness Setting no yes yes yes
32-bit Color Neutral Dodge and Burn no yes yes yes
White Balance yesSimplified yes yes yes
Multi-Channel Saturation Controls no yes yes yes
Selective Color Tuning-Brightness Controls no yes yes yes
Noise Removal no yes yes yes
Fixed/Free Rotate no yes via Photoshop yes
Resize no yes via Photoshop yes
Crop no yes via Photoshop yes
Workflow        
Batch Merge to HDR no yes via Photoshop yes
Editable Recipies yes yes yes yes
Aperture Merge & Edit Plug-in yes yes n/a yes
Lightroom Merge & Export Plug-in yes yes n/a yes
Multiple images open at once (tabbed document interface) yes yes n/a yes
File Management        
Input File Types RAW, JPEG, TIFF, BEF yes yes via Photoshop yes
Input File Types Radience, OpenEXR no yes via Photoshop yes
Includes .bef File Format Plug-in For Photoshop no yes yes yes
 
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