“Just a few years ago high-dynamic-range imaging was all the rage,” Natalia Nowak writes for Mac360. “Remember HDR? Apple has it built-in to the iPhone’s camera and HDR images are everywhere and nowhere at the same time.”

“True HDR takes some work; multiple images, proper processing, but many photo apps these days have an HDR option which creates a computer rendering of multiple photos,” Nowak writes. “For Mac users who want a taste of HDR there’s Hydra.”

“Hydra is not a camera app but a photo enhancement application, specifically designed to turn multiple photos with multiple exposures into a truly high-dynamic-range image,” Nowak writes. “The split-screen comparison mode makes it easy to compare adjusted images to the original.”

Nowak writes, “Hydra is available from the app developer and the Mac App Store and there’s a try-before-you-buy option.”

More info, screenshots, and links in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Hydra can currently be purchased at limited introductory pricing, 25% off, at the Mac App Store for $44.99.