HDR - Extension Module for QuickPHOTOHigh dynamic range images without over- and underexposed areas

HDR module screenshot

HDR is an extension software module for QuickPHOTO programs for automatic creating of HDR images from bracketed image series (images with different exposures). The module is useful whenever the sample has dynamic range higher than the camera is capable to acquire with a single exposure. Used exposure fusion algorithm provides more realistic results compared to ordinary HDR techniques.

How It Works

Acquiring a series of images with different exposures

HDR merging of SMD diode

Features

HDR screenshot preview

  • Creating of excellent quality HDR images by merging series of bracketed images
  • Automatic or manual merging methods available
  • Overexposure and underexposure compensation, adjustment of midtone, brightness, contrast, saturation and hue
  • Interactive preview and histogram of the HDR image
  • Suitable for microscopy images, macro images as well as standard photography
  • Can be used with Deep Focus (EDF) module to produce fully focused HDR images (EDF + HDR)

HDR Sample Images

HDR + EDF Combination

When using focus motorization, the HDR module can be used in conjunction with Deep Focus (Extended Depth of Field) module for automatic acquisition of fully focused (EDF) HDR images.

HDR + EDF Sample Images

Features Supported by Various Imaging Devices

The features supported by various imaging devices are listed in following table.

Imaging DeviceManual HDR modeAutomated HDR modeAutomated HDR+EDF mode
PROMICAM USB 3.0
PROMICAM LITE
PROMICAM USB 2.0
Canon® EOS DSLR11
Lumenera® INFINITY2
Other devices2
Manual HDRAutomated HDRAutomated HDR +
Automated Deep Focus
PROMICAM (USB 3.0)
PROMICAM (USB 2.0)
Canon® EOS Digital SLR Cameras
11
Lumenera® INFINITY
2
Other devices
2

Notes:

1 Not supported in Windows Vista®.

2 Can be used with Deep Focus module manually (without motorization).

  • In Manual HDR mode the user manually acquires several images a of specimen with different exposures. Then the HDR software module merges them together to an HDR image according to the user definable settings.
  • In Automated HDR mode the user just clicks “Capture HDR” button. The software then automatically acquires a series of images with different exposures and merges them to an HDR image according to the user definable settings. Watch demonstration video:
  • Automated HDR+EDF mode: when using focus motorization, the combination of Deep Focus and HDR modules can automatically acquire a series of HDR images of the sample in different focus planes and combine them together to a fully focused HDR image (HDR + EDF). Eeach of those partially focused HDR images is automatically merged from a series of automatically acquired bracketed images.

System Requirements

 Minimum RequirementsRecommended Specifications
ProcessorSingle-core 2.4 GHzMulti-core processor
Operating Memory2 GB4 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows®
Vista®/7/8/8.1/10 (32bit or 64bit)
Microsoft® Windows®
7/8.1/10 (64bit)
Display Resolution1024 x 7681920 x 1080
QuickPHOTO version3.13.2
Minimum Requirements
ProcessorSingle-core 2.4 GHz
Operating Memory2 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows®
Vista®/7/8/8.1/10 (32bit or 64bit)
Display Resolution1024 x 768
QuickPHOTO version3.1
Recommended Specifications
ProcessorMulti-core processor
Operating Memory4 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows®
7/8.1/10 (64bit)
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
QuickPHOTO version3.2

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