Recently updated to version 2.0, my number 1 camera replacement app PureShot, now supports exposure bracketing. Whilst this update includes much more than just the 3-shot exposure bracket option (see full list below), it is this option, and this option alone that has exited me. Why? Well, this new feature opens up the world of real HDR to the iPhoneographer. Whilst there are other apps out there that create HDR images directly on the iPhone, these are generally created from just 2 images, whereas, PureShot captures 3. Now I know PureShot can't create its own HDR images, but with the aid of plugins like Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro 2 for Aperture or LightRoom, and a tripod like the JOBY GripTight Micro Stand, you can create impressive and more controllable HDR images on your computer, as my samples below show.
If you don't have access to the above applications, then you could try Mobile HDR. Mobile HDR is a universal app for your iDevice that lets you create HDR images from 3 photos, using the apps multilevel HDR processing engine. One thing you should note about Mobile HDR, and that is, the results can be a bit hit and miss with the alignment of the 3 frames.
Mobile HDR is available from the App Store, priced at £2.49/$3.99/€3.19, and features…
- three (3) frames multilevel HDR processing engine
- automatic and manual ghosts removal
- composition filters (Natural, Vignette, Dynamic, Vibrant, Sky Map™)
- anisotropic alignment for handheld HDR shooting
- HDR enhancement (tone mapping)
- post-processing color adjustment
- adjustable parameters
- automatic reference image detection
- 16 Mpx (and more) compatible
So, back to PureShot, and here is what's new and improved in version 2.0.
- The menu system has been redesigned for greater speed
- New background saving hugely extends the shot buffer
- New 3-shot burst and 3-shot exposure bracket options
- Maximize viewfinder for iPhone and iPod touch with 3.5-inch screens
- Loads of performance and efficiency tweaks
- Much, much more...