A-HDR is an app used to create pseudo HDR images by applying filters/presets to a single photo. A lot of the filters are, in my opinion, a good way to overprocess your image. Having said that, there are a couple that seem to work well on the right image. The good thing about A-HDR is you have the ability to make your own adjustments before or after applying a filter/preset.
Easy mode is where you can choose a filter/preset to apply to your image.
Pro mode is where you take control of the sliders. You can use pro mode at any point in your workflow.
Now for some results. First, this is the natural preset. It looks too warm to me.
The Old Photo Setting looked like it might be interesting for this image.
This is what I came up with using the Pro mode and choosing my own settings.
I tested out the noise reduction because that could be a huge feature for an app like this. Unfortunately, its so subtle that its hardly noticeable.
- Easy to use.
- You can save your own presets.
- Very easy to abuse
- Some of the presets will produce horrible examples of HDR.
A lot of people hate HDR because when they think of HDR, they picture the wildly overprocessed images that people make when they’re new to the process. While this app is easy to use, its also easy to abuse and end up with an overprocessed image. To get the most out of A-HDR, you should start with your own subtle adjustments.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
***Full disclosure, I did not pay for this app, I asked for a promo code so I could review it. I’m not being offered any compensation for this review. ***