Mobile Photography – Hydra App Giveaway Today – Shoot 32 megapixel images with your iPhone
We curate mobile photography and art apps here at TheAppWhisperer as we do images, only highlightlighting ones that are worthy of your time and experience and will allow you to work at a more rewarding level. The default camera software on your iPhone is fine for most shooting situations, however Hydra allows you a little more innovation. Hydra captures more light by merging up to 60 frames to make a single high-quality picture (less noise, more highlights/shadows) on iPhone and iPad. Hydra also goes beyond the 8-megapixel sensor limit, with up to 32-megapixel high-resolution images. It uses the latest evolutions of iPhone and iPad camera hardware, as well as the latest camera APIs and GPU rendering technologies.
Hydra provides 5 specific capture modes: HDR, Video-HDR, Lo-light, Zoom, and Hi-res modes.
• Hydra’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode is based on an alternate method that captures up to 20 images and that is made to handle even the most difficult lighting conditions.
• Video-HDR uses single-image tone mapping and device-specific sensor mode (iPhone 6) to create stunning videos.
• Lo-light mode removes sensor noise by merging together multiple images and amplifying light by a factor of 10 to provide a better image quality.
• Zoom mode uses real-time, super-resolution technique to recreate missing pixels from hand motion, producing 2x and 4x scale factors with more details than the standard digital zooming technique(*).
• Hi-res mode produces up to 32MP images from the regular 8MP camera sensor, providing finer details in captured image(*).
Hydra also features a photo gallery for reviewing images and their metadata, directly linked with built-in iOS photo album, thus avoiding duplicates and allowing to flag as favorites.
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Hydra currently retails for $4.99/£4.99 and you can download it here but if you’d like to try to be in with an opportunity for a free code. Please join our Twitter followers here, like us on Facebook here and Instagram here then post a comment to this post (so we can obtain your email address), perhaps you’d like to give us some feedback, tell us how we’re doing, what you’d like to see and hopefully, we will then be able to send you a code. All winners are selected at random.
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Joanne, I’d be most interested in a code for this app. The increase in low light clarity and noise reduction is most intriguing.
I’d like to try this app. Thanks.
Thanks Joanne! Looks like some interesting features. Will need to carry a tripod more regularly to take advantage of them…
Thanks for the inspiring web site, Joanne. I have been following your blog since it began on dpreview. Coincidentally, I have been looking at Hydra this week and have been thinking about giving it a try.
Hi! This is very interesting app.
The app has many great features and also featured on apple store.
Seems very interesting app. I love to try.
Wow… yes, please! Impressive what can be done now!
What a great idea. The sheer amount of different apps for photography on the iPhone is mindbowing and it is a surprise that the developers can still innovate
This looks like an interesting app. Would love a code access.