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This program has been created by a professional landscape photographer for other photographers. It can calculate HDR exposure difference, noise reduction, and multi-pass up sampling, common techniques used by the pros to produce professional-caliber photographs.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography is becoming increasingly popular. Exposure bracketing, a technique frequently employed by the HDR Photographer, involves varying the shutter speed (and less commonly, aperture and ISO) in successive exposures of the same scene. This program is especially useful because it calculates the difference in exposure values (E.V. or stops) between two such captures, even if the ISO, aperture, and shutter speeds wildly differ between exposures. This value may then be utilized to either verify or supplant that calculated by HDR programs such as Photomatix or HDR Efex Pro at the start of the HDR workflow.

This app retails for $0.99 and you can download it here

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But that’s not all this program does. It can also calculate how much you need to resize (downsample) a particular image to drastically reduce the amount of random photographic noise by a specified number of stops. All you need to do is specify the desired number of stops of noise reduction, and the program calculates the resized image’s linear dimensions (length/width) as a percentage of the original image’s.

To those of you who routinely upsample your images (perhaps to display in a gallery or on a billboard), the Multi-Pass Upsampling calculator of program will prove especially useful. It can calculate the number of passes necessary to enlarge an image in small, arbitrary, user-specified increments until the final enlarged size is attained. Upsizing an image in multiple, iterative steps rather than a single one yields higher micro-contrast and greater detail than would be accomplished through more traditional means such as single-pass bicubic upsampling. In fact, the results of this technique are almost on par with those achieved by resizing using fractal resizing.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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