Mike Palmer of Mike Palmer Photography sent me an email the other day to tell me about another HDR product that offers a nice alternative to Photomatix Pro. Made by MediaChance, Dynamic Photo HDR is a Windows-only software application that creates HDR images from RAW and JPG images and then allows easy tonemapping in a fast, easy, straightforward way. There are also some nifty presets for different effects such as Eye Catching, Ultra-Contrast, Photographic, Human Eye, and more. For more information and access to download a trial or full version, click here. You can also check out the review over at PopPhoto.
I also ran across this software being discussed in a DPChallenge forum called Imaging Luminary. The software is currently in beta version and is only available for Windows (a Mac version is in development). They have invented two revolutionary HDR Tone Mapping algorithms, Detail Revealer and Fast Tone Balancer. If you would like to be part of the beta-testing process, drop them an email and they will send you a link to download the application. Also go check out the sample page which shows the difference between tonemapping with their software as compared to Photomatix. This software shows real promise. For more info, click here.
And finally, one from the blogoshpere. If you are a reader of Scott Kelby’s blog, Photoshop Insider, you have seen his recent ravings about the new Joe McNally book, The Moment it Clicks. Scott linked over to a review of the book at the Strobist. At the end of the review was an announcment about Joe McNally’s foray into blogging with the launch of his new blog page over at JoeMcNally.com. Joe is currently teaching a seminar in the Phillipines (which explains why he wasn’t at PMA) so it might be a little while before there is a new posting but I am looking forward to every new post he makes. Joe is a ROCK STAR! You can find his new blog here.