It seems that everyone is on the HDR panoramic bandwagon these days, and they’re all looking for quicker and easier ways to accomplish the effect without having to carry around a ton of gear or go through painstaking steps to get the desired results. That’s where programs like Hydra HDRi Pro come into play.
Flexibility and real estate are essential for my animation and graphics workflow, and I’ve always used multiple displays, but the toolbars, menus, and other items that I needed on the second monitor were a bit cumbersome. I’ve tried many products to solve this dilemma, but nothing ever really captured what was needed—until now.
The folks at Oloneo are trying to make it easier with the release of their new HDRengine standalone program that’s aimed at both the hardcore HDR crowd and new users who want to get HDR images quickly with a lot of control. Loaded with features, you can import RAW files, merge multiple images/exposures, and also tone map a single exposure.