New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

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New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

Postby Oscar » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:33 pm

First about QuickHDR. This software uses my newly developed super-fast process to quickly add Film and HDR effect to single digital image (no need for multiple exposures), plus a batch processor. It is build for easy to use and speed and very straight forward.
In many cases when people need to just spice up the photo it is not necessary (or possible) to go through the multi- exposure process and the QuickHDR is exactly that sort of "lazy HDR" application (maybe I should call it that?) , where you open its image browser and you can quickly apply the effects to your images and see the result right away. Its logic sort of operates like a baby lightroom.
This software uses 128bit per pixel to avoid any "processing clipping" but despite of that it is pretty fast.

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I did release it just now
http://mediachance.com/quickhdr/index.html

I personally like its workflow logic and I didn't want to make it too complicated (we have DPHDR for that :D ) so I didn't add everything including kitchen sink to it, I try to keep it lean and mean and to the point. However there may be things or settings that would become useful for that sort of lazy HDR application and I would be happy to listen to comments or suggestions.
There are some nifty things you can do, if the input image is nice (not too over or underexposed), which lots of new cameras do just well:

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DPHDR redesign
You may ask, why this didn't go to DPHDR? I had this process developed for some time and the QuickHDR seems to be the logical and currently only way how to wrap it. The process itself could eventually work in DPHDR for multiple images (don't yet know how well) - but currently there is no way to force it there without a whole UI redesign, which brings me to the other point and that is the complete overhaul of DPHDR.

I want to get rid of the whole current GUI split personality "logic" with all that small pop up windows for every important step and a big window for unimportant HDR file that nobody really use anyway. So i would like to get some feedback or ideas how a new DPHDR should work so its workflow is smooth and preferably less confusing. Think of the functionality DPHDR has now (minus video part as this will have to go to separate app because it preventing me to make it fully x64), but wrap it around much more logical workflow....
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Re: New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

Postby elivarz » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:39 am

Thanks, Oscar, for this new release! Looks interesting - I will try the Quicky. But from the DPHDR most important part for me is only Fusion.
BTW - I've found one interesting software - LucisArt/LucisPro. Surely this is not right place and time to talk about Lucis, but I think, making something similar and more better can't be a big problem for you. This Lucis effect can be a part of some kind of HDR software or not? I've tried simulate this effect with HDR tools, but without success. Also found CameraRaw settings for simulating Lucis effect, but resulting picture is far from Lucis style. Lucis sofware is extremely high priced, so an alternative lower priced software sure can be sold very succesfull.
http://www.lucispro.com/homepage1.htm
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Re: New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

Postby elivarz » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:14 am

QuickHDR works good. My favourite styles so far are natural, film styles, also Haloo too and Mellow B/W. Naturally, this depends from picture quality and balancing, but for mee seems a a little bit overall trend to halos. Second - clicking on picture on main window will initiate rerendering of preview. A little bit annoying (though this works really fast :). And - btw - picture browser can't show correct non-english characters, so folder names are misspelled. But overall impression about QuickHDR is very very good.
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Re: New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

Postby Oscar » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:29 pm

elivarz, that is a good info about the fonts (it is a problem I didn't pay much attention to).
I changed it to the system font and the system character set, if you can download the v. 1.0.1
http://mediachance.com/files/quickhdr.exe
and see if anything changed.
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Re: New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

Postby elivarz » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:43 pm

Hi, Oscar! Fonts now are shown correct! Thanks!
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Re: New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

Postby Oscar » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:19 am

Good, I will do the changes for every other software
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Re: New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

Postby megabizzy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:53 pm

Thank you, Oscar...I just found out about this new version of HDR today...

I AM BUYING IT RIGHT NOW...

Looking forward to using this exciting software...

Hugs for you and your family!
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Re: HELP...PURCHASING PROBLEMS QUICKHDR

Postby megabizzy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:38 pm

Hi! Oscar!

PROBLEM TRYING TO ORDER QuickHDR $38

Thank you for fixing and clearing this up...
I appreciate that!
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Re: New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

Postby megabizzy » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:39 am

I have been using QuickHDR all afternoon...and it is really a nice little treat to
rapidly enhance my photos that I need. It IS really quick and easy to use...love
this software!

Thank you Oscar for another great tool for us digital artists!
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Re: New: QuickHDR software and planned DPHDR redesign

Postby lyounce » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:20 pm

QuickHDR would be totally perfect if it retained more of the functions from DPHDR. I love QuickHDR's workflow, it is so much faster and reminiscent of Picasa's layout. Unfortunately, I've grown used to DPHDR's control over color, surface smoothness (I really need the "Sky" button!), light radius/strength and curves tools. But DPHDR's workflow is painful enough that it may be worth switching to QuickHDR. If you could adapt QuickHDR's workflow to DPHDR, it'd be heavenly! I only use this software to enhance single JPG images.
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