HDR Expose 3

NEW HDR EXPOSE™ 3

An Incredible Advance
in HDR Photo Editing

HDR Expose 3 is packed with new editing
and workflow features to create HDR images
that were previously impossible

HDR Expose 3's merging, ghost removal,
tone-mapping and editing tools have been
supercharged to give you impressively
beautiful results.

And, every action and tool works in the industry
leading, 32-bit, Beyond RGB™ color space

HDR EXPOSE 3
PACKED WITH NEW AND IMPROVED FEATURES

NEW Image Alignment

Our new automatic and manual alignment algorithms are so powerful you’ll finally get great results merging hand-held bracketed images! This is HDR merging taken to the next level. We think it’s the best HDR merge function available today.

NEW Adaptive Tone-Mapping Algorithms

Adaptive tone-mapping algorithms that intelligently adjust the amount of tone-mapping to the different shadow and highlight areas of each individual image.

NEW Ghost Removal

Key-frame based ghost removal algorithms with local adjustment tools that allow you to fine-tune the removal of ghost artifacts more accurately.

NEW 100% Beyond RGB Workflow

A 100% Beyond RGB workflow so that every action you perform from merging to editing to exploring happens completely in Unified Color's patented 32-bit Beyond RGB color space.

NEW Image Browser

Image Browser that speeds the process of finding your bracketed exposure sets by automatically grouping them together in the browser.

IMPROVED Veiling Glare

Our unique Veiling Glare tool, which eliminates the lens haze created when merging multiple bracket images now works in the Beyond RGB color space and is even more powerful.

IMPROVED Crop, Rotate & Re-Sizing

The Crop, Rotate & Re-Sizing tool now works in the Beyond RGB color space.

IMPROVED Tool Layout

The layout of our tools is arranged more intuitively and gives you an option to have multiple tool panels expanded at the same time.

UPDATED Camera RAW File Support

HDR Expose 3 has been updated to support new camera raw files, the list now contains more than 500 camera models. Click here to see if your camera is on the list.

IMPROVED Batch Merge

Our popular batch-merge function has been further simplified to a single dialog allowing you to merge a series of bracketed images or a whole shoot.

IMPROVED Dodge & Burn

The Dodge & Burn maximum brush size has been extend to 500 pixels to better support higher resolution image sizes.

IMPROVED OS Support

HDR Expose 3 will run on Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.8
(Note: Windows XP and Mac OS 10.5 are no longer supported)

HDR Expose 3

The pro's HDR application bursting with new features

$119
$59upgrade price
FREE
upgrade if HDR Expose 2 purchased after April 23, 2013

You may view a detailed compa­rison of Unified Color products on the "Compare Product Features" page.

Product Specifications

Current Version Info

  • HDR Expose 3.0 build 10627.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Intel-based 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion), Mac OS 10.8.x (Mountain Lion), 32-bit or 64-bit Windows (Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8).
  • CPU: Dual-core 2.0GHz minimum; quad-core, 2.8GHz is recommended for best performance.
  • RAM: 2GB minimum, recommend 4GB.
  • Video: Recommend 256M video memory minimum.

Download size

  • Mac OS: 56.0 MB.
  • Windows 32-bit (x86): 15.7 MB.
  • Windows 64-bit (x64): 18.6 MB (recommended).
  • This package includes both Aperture and Lightroom plug-ins, which are installed automatically with the main application.

HDR Expose 3

The pro's HDR application bursting with new features

$119
$59upgrade price
FREE
upgrade if HDR Expose 2 purchased after April 23, 2013

You may view a detailed compa­rison of Unified Color products on the "Compare Product Features" page.

HDR Expose 3 Video Tutorials

These product tutorials will give you additional insight into individual product features, functionality and workflow techniques.

MERGE / AUTOMATIC ALIGNMENT ALIGNMENT

POWERFUL ENOUGH TO MERGE HAND-HELD IMAGES

Even a bracketed set of images taken with a tripod can have alignment differences between the frames. These alignment differences can ruin a merged HDR image. HDR Expose 3’s new alignment algorithms virtually eliminate these problems. And, HDR Expose 3 merges well hand-held bracket exposures giving you the freedom to explore a scene without lugging your tripod.


4 HANDHELD BRACKETED IMAGES

MERGED AND ALIGNED RESULT

DE-GHOSTING

NEW KEY FRAME BASED DE-GHOSTING
"Ghosts" can appear in your merged HDR images by objects that move between the frames of your different bracketed exposures. HDR Expose 3’s new key frame based de-ghosting algorithms allow you to choose the bracket exposure you want to use to isolate the moving objects in your set. The result is the smart and accurate elimination of ghosts.

NEW ADAPTIVE TONE-MAPPING ALGORITHMS

Since the beginning of High Dynamic Range processing HDR applications have been applying the same, one size fits all, tone mapping curve to all HDR merged files. But your HDR images are not like everyone else's and wouldn't it be great if your HDR application could analyze each of your individual HDR images and apply just the right amount of tone mapping for the best image possible? Unified Color's Adaptive Tone Mapping does just that.


Old Tone-Mapping Algorithm

NEW Adaptive Tone-Mapping Algorithm

TONE CURVE GRAPHS
Tone mapping in other applications applies a single, linear curve over the whole image that could optimize processing for shadow detail at the cost of highlights or vice versa. Our breakthrough Adaptive Tone Mapping creates a custom localized adaptive tone mapping curve for each individual image thus enhancing the contrast of your image's individual tonal zones. As you can see in the graph HDR Expose 3 will analyze your image's histogram and determine exactly which areas of your image need more or less contrast enhancement (tone-mapping). This retains the detail and color in the highlights and shadows at the same time.

GAMMA ADJUSTMENT
HDR Expose 3's new Adaptive Tone Mapping Gamma adjustment function is a sophisticated improvement on traditional tone-mapping techniques. Often in HDR tone-mapping you'll get your highlights set to perfection but your mid tones and shadows will still need some improvement.

The Gamma adjustment slider does just that. As seen on the chart below, the green curve represents the default automatic adaptive tone curve. Adjusting the Gamma slider up or down changes the angle of this curve essentially brightening or darkening the image while retaining the overall contrast of the image for the perfect tonal relationship between highlights, mid-tones and shadows.