Name: AKVIS HDRFactory
Mac Platform: UB
OS version: 10.6+
Processor type(s) & speed: Intel/G5
RAM minimum: 2 GB
Video RAM: n/a
English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese.
Drag the AKVIS OilPaint.app in the Applications folder. Drag AKVIS OilPaint Plugin.app into PhotoShop plug-in folder.
When you first open it select Try It and choose Deluxe or Business.
Gives you 999999 days of trial days!
Block outgoing connections (Little Snitch, Hands Off!.. or something like that) Disable automatic update checks
AKVIS HDRFactory creates HDR photos (High Dynamic Range Imaging - an image with high dynamic range) by combining several images of the same object taken with different exposure values.
The result is an expressive contrasting image that reflects reality with a higher level of authenticity than a simple snapshot.
By comparison, the human eye discerns many more nuances of color and brightness than any modern camera could record. The HDR technology endeavours to bridge the gap between reality as we see it and its photographic reflection.
The name of the program can be taken literally, as AKVIS HDRFactory is a real workshop for the production of fascinating HDR images.
With HDRFactory you can come very close to reality and even go beyond it by creating stylized images with fabulous colors and unique effects.
AKVIS HDRFactory can also imitate the HDR effect on a single image, by creating a pseudo-HDR.
This technique is useful if you don't have a series of images with different exposures.
Just load a single image into AKVIS HDRFactory and admire the effect which goes beyond photo realism and opens the door into the fascinating world of HDR!
The program can also be used for photo correction. You can adjust color saturation and brightness, and bring out the detail in dark and bright areas.