Creaceed releases New HDR Plug-In for Lightroom 2

in Image Editing (E)

[] Mons, Belgium - Creaceed today is pleased to announce the immediate release and availability of Hydra 2.2. The upgrade addresses a major feature request from the HDR user community: an HDR Plug-In for Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom. All Hydra's features are from now on available directly in the Lightroom workflow.

What's new in Hydra 2.2?
Hydra's HDR Plug-In supports Lightroom 2 (32-bit and 64-bit architectures). All features of Hydra's Stand-Alone Version are available in the Lightroom Plug-In.

What is Hydra?
Hydra goes beyond the physical limitations of camera sensors. From a series of regular photographs of the same scene (some overexposed and some underexposed), Hydra creates an High Dynamic Range (HDR) image which is much closer to what your eyes actually see.

Main Features:
* Up to 10 Input Images
* 2 Image Alignment Techniques
* 3 Tone Mappers
* Loupe for previewing the HDR Image in 1:1 full quality
* Pro Options for tuning every step of the image processing pipeline
* Fullscreen Mode
* Plug-In for Aperture 2 and 3
* Plug-In for Lightroom 2
* 32-bit and 64-bit Support
* HDR Image Rendering from a single RAW photograph
* Real-Time Preview.

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later
* Any Intel Mac or a PowerMac G5 with at least 64MB of VRAM (GPU) required.
* Highly recommended: Mac with Intel processor and at least 128 MB VRAM.

Pricing and Availability:
A time-unlimited trial version of Hydra and the Lightroom Plug-In is available in English, French, German, Italian and Japanese on Creaceed's website. The demo version generates watermarked image files. A license key for Hydra 2.x costs $79.95 (USD), and can be used for registering both the stand-alone version and the Plug-Ins. The upgrade is free for Hydra 2.x registered users. The upgrade from Hydra 1.x costs $19.95 (USD). Media licenses are available for members of the press upon request.

Creaceed, a Belgian company with a passionate team experienced in signal and image processing, provides intuitive and easy to use creative applications to Mac professionals and consumers: Hydra, for HDR image creation from regular photos; Morph Age, for morphing and warping images and movies; Elasty HD, for adding special effects to QuickTime movies with motion-tracking features; and Prizmo, for scanning documents with a digital camera. Creaceed also provides Vocalia, a speech recognition application in 6 languages, to iPhone users, and a speech recognition SDK to iPhone developers. Copyright 2008-2010 Creaceed. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhoto and Aperture are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Adobe, Photoshop and Lightroom are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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