Unified Color has released their latest product, 32 Float, an HDR processing plug-in for Photoshop CS3/CS4/CS5.
Previously, the ability to edit 32-bit images in Photoshop has been extremely limited. Using 32 Float, with an interface similar to Unified Color’s HDR Expose program, you can adjust brightness and contrast, highlights and shadows, color balance and saturation, white balance, and other aspects of your image, all in full 32-bit mode using Unified Color’s Beyond RGB color space.
You can use just about any 32-bit image as input, whether it was generated by HDR Expose (.BEF), Photoshop’s Merge to HDR (32-bit TIFF), or any program that can generate OpenEXR or Radiance files. 32 Float will even work with 8- and 16-bit images! There are a number of output formats available as well.
One of the nicest advantages of 32 Float is that you can easily make multiple adjustment passes on an image, with each set of changes saved as a separate layer in Photoshop. This means that you can tune an image for, say, the dark interior of a room, save those changes as a Photoshop layer, and then use 32 Float to adjust perfectly for a brightly lit window in the same room, returning a separate layer. Using simple masking techniques, you can use both layers to compose the final image, with everything in perfect balance.
For a more thorough description of 32 Float, please see the Press Release from Unified Color, located here.
You can get a 30-day trial of 32 Float, and there is special introductory pricing of $79 (regularly $99) until the end of September, 2010. Bundle pricing is available if you’d like to purchase both HDR Expose and 32 Float together.
You can use my discount code when ordering products from Unified Color by clicking here. You’ll get 20% off HDR Expose by doing so. There are no discounts available on 32 Float during the introductory price special, but you’ll get 10% off 32 Float after October 1st.
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