iPhone apps I can't live without - Pro HDR

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iPhone apps I can't live without - Pro HDR

pro HDR

(Inspired by a Michael Thornton post about HDR photography...)

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography doesn't have to be an expensive and complicated task that requires reading a camera manual.  If you have an iPhone, it's as simple as downloading the wonderful Pro HDR app.  Without any instructions you'll soon be taking great HDR pictures worthy of posting in your blog or adding to your MLS roll.

Pro HDR automatically takes multiple exposures, aligns them and blends them into one image.   All you have to do is frame the shot and hold the camera still for a few seconds.  When the blending is complete you have the option of making your own adjustments if needed, then save the picture to your library or share on the internet.

You can use:

  • Auto mode - just aim and click
  • Manual mode - take your own 2 pictures for cases of extreme contrast
  • Library mode - use images from your camera roll
You can choose what size to keep your pictures, and readjust to a smaller size when emailing.  You can also save the two original images that were used in the HDR process, and readjust them later if you desire.  The Settings and Help link will guide you through your choices and explain how it works.

All in all, it's a very simple app to use and learn, with great results.  It was only $1.99 at the App Store.  See some examples in their website gallery.

Compare these pictures taken with an iPhone 3GS.  The standard camera shot is dark and underexposed in the shadows.   With the app working, the scene is captured the way the human eye sees it, with a full range of brightness and shadow.  It works best for capturing still scenes, and waves are a little tricky.  Why not try it for yourself and see if you like it?

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Halina Kraszewski
RE/MAX Suburban, Mount Prospect, Cook County, IL - Mount Prospect, IL

Georgina: Thanks for sharing this valuable information. Have a great 2011!

Jan 27, 2011 12:24 PM #1
Jeffery Griffin
Jeff Griffin LLC - Wailuku, HI
Broker Owner

aloha ha ha I can't keep up with you I just downloaded the iris one you told me about. Mahalo Jeff

Jan 27, 2011 02:44 PM #2
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Halina - I hope you get a chance to try it out.

Jeff - this one is awesome too - especially for shooting scenery in the bright sun.  Now I expect to see some of your creative products on here soon!

Jan 28, 2011 10:39 AM #3
Jordon W.Y. Wong, Jr.
Marcus & Associates, Inc. - Kailua, HI

Georgina - I'll let my fellow agents know about this app.  Looks pretty cool!

Jan 29, 2011 10:01 AM #4
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Georgina - there are so many apps and the longer I have my iPhone the more addicted I become!

Jan 29, 2011 12:51 PM #5
Nancy Williams
Coldwell Banker Homestead Group Select Professionals - Harrisburg, PA


Thank you, thank you, thank you! Heading straight to order/download.

Jan 29, 2011 02:53 PM #6
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Oh my... I went to download it, the app description said it was for 3GS and 4, but then it wouldn't let me download it to my 3GS.  Bummer!  One more reason to upgrade to the 4, I guess.

Jan 31, 2011 12:22 AM #7
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Georgina- Thanks for sharing. I'll have to check out this app.

Feb 02, 2011 03:09 PM #8
Melanie Hedrick
Elite Texas Properties, the best homes from McKinney to Dallas! - McKinney, TX

That's a great tip!  The difference in the images is striking!

Feb 22, 2011 09:59 AM #9
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