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True HDR

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$ 1.99
Genres: [Photo & Video | Entertainment]
Developer: Pictional LLC
Release Date: Nov 24, 2009
Version: 3.2
Size: 12.29 MB
$ 1.99
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Create beautiful full-resolution HDR (high dynamic range) pictures with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch! Includes fully-automatic capture mode and semi-auto/manual modes if you want more control. Offers slider and effect controls for you to easily customize final results.

- Reviews -
“TrueHDR is the best two bucks you can invest to improve your iPhone images. “ - TUAW
“TrueHDR is the most effective HDR app in the App Store. “ - Gizmodo
“much better than the HDR feature native to the iPhone 4. ” - AppAdvice

* Easy, fully-automatic HDR capture with AutoCapture mode
* Greater control over exposure points with SemiAuto capture mode and Manual mode
* Capable of handling up to 18 mega-pixel photos (e.g., photos imported from other cameras) on iPhone 4 & above, iPad 2 & above
* Uses state-of-the-art techniques to automatically align and merge photos
* Custom sliders and effect controls - easily make adjustments to the merged HDR photos to get the final image just the way you prefer
* Choice of Natural or Enhanced modes, with Natural for the most realistic look and Enhanced for slightly more vivid colors and contrast - pick the look you like
* Automatically saves original images for use with desktop HDR programs if desired
* Full support for front and back facing camera
* Supports geo-tagging and printing
* Convenient sharing features (Facebook, Twitter, email, Instagram)

Use TrueHDR to unleash the potential of your iDevices and create beautiful HDR pictures!

Have you taken pictures, only to find out that the clouds were washed out, making the sky look like a white haze? Or how about pictures where everything in the shadows looked like a dark blob with no details?

With TrueHDR, you can get the best of bright and dark areas and merge them into a single realistic-looking picture that is much closer to what your eyes originally saw.
Get now this application with your unique ID and secured password.

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How to download the App

Download True HDR app for for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.
Download True HDR on PC or Mac:
1. Go to the True HDR application page in your iTunes.
2. Click the button to download the App.
3. Sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad mini with iTunes to install the True HDR app.
Download the App With iOS App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your iDevice.
2. Search for True HDR.
3. Click the button to download and install it on your device.
4. Enjoy.


You can securely create an apple profile with your information, but you have to be registered to iTunes in order to get the True HDR app to your device.
If you don’t have an active account, please register to iTunes store with a credit card number. In case you are not interested to open an account with your credit card, you can select the option ‘None’ during the secured registration.
*This True HDR application may be available in some countries.

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User Ratings

Jun 11
(4★) More control than iPhone HDR
Great app and far superior at capturing dynamic range than the built-in HDR option on iOS.However, I really wish it defaulted to 3
stop bracketing like most DSLR cameras do. Can be limiting with only
May 30
(5★) Marc
Works great have had a long time.
May 24
(5★) Nice app
Really like this app - not only is it easy to use with options for dull manual or full auto - the results it produces are very
nice for capturing a tough lighting situation.
Apr 18
(2★) Geotagging
When I turn Geotagging off in settings, I do not expect to have to turn it off every time I use the app! If you are going to have
a default setting, default to OFF.
Mar 21
(3★) Great app. Wish there was an iPad version!
I've downgraded my rating because the app is currently crashing a LOT when I tell it to save a merged image. Please fix it! I use
this app a lot to process HDR images. Frustrated.
Mar 06
(4★) Great app, needs to support remote trigger
Great app, does what it is advertised to do. Trouble is, as others have noted a tripod or other steady mount offer a big benefit,
but this app doesn't support any of the camera shutter remotes. They a
Feb 16
(4★) Good.
Generally better than the iOS built in HDR mode.
Feb 15
(3★) iPhone focuses between each shot
Great app, great results, but I have a pretty big complaint about this app.Why does the phone readjust focus between each shot?
That's insane. When iPhones focus, they zoom in and out slightly, so i
Feb 04
(5★) Best HDR app I've found!
This is easily one of the best, most versatile, and intuitively easy-to-use HDR emulators in the Apple Store. With many useful
features, including editing tools, this is more what the native camera a
Jan 05
(3★) Dramatic shots, but beware!
Noted "HDR" double photos taken by my new 5s were sort of a joke; occasionally should a bit of sky in one not seen in the other,
but useless otherwise. Photos taken by this program look, often, immed
Dec 20, 2014
(5★) Awesome app for sure
Would love to have size constraints setting like 16:9
Nov 15, 2014
(5★) Still my go to
Use it quiet a bitAlways great results
Nov 14, 2014
(5★) Excellent
One of the best weapons in my photographic arsenal,
Nov 13, 2014
(5★) All you need
If you want to step up from the stock iPhone camera start here. True HDR's auto mode generates pictures that get "likes" so easily
it's embarrassing.2nd review--11/11/14TruHDR is no doubt the best pho
Nov 12, 2014
(5★) the app makes my pics shine
I’ve been a long-time user of TrueHDR - it works great and keeps getting improved with updates. I take a lot of landscape shots,
and occasionally do real estate photography. In both scenarios, I bat
Oct 30, 2014
(5★) Low mb
Only load pictures 19 mb or lower
Oct 25, 2014
(5★) True HDR
Not for every photo but beautiful and sometimes very dramatic results in situations that have a broad range of exposures required
to have all parts of an image well exposed.
Oct 24, 2014
(5★) perfect
Gr8 to have the old version back, because the v3.0 was horrible.
Oct 20, 2014
(5★) Excellent App - Serious and Fun
It's my go-to app for dramatic, hip, and just cool images.It's easy to use - and you can go deeper if you're so inclined.A
must-have app, it's that simple.
Oct 19, 2014
(5★) Great App!
I am a professional photographer and this app is awesome! I use it all the time! Everyone should have this app!
Oct 13, 2014
(5★) Thank Jeebus
Pictional remediated their terrible decision to remove the manual controls in the last version. This version restores my beloved
HDR app with the coveted semi-auto capture. Thank you. Don't ever chang
(5★) Best App out there!
I downloaded every other app when the last failed version 3.0 came out. They don't compare. Thanks for the update!
Oct 12, 2014
(5★) Thanks for bringing the old setup back
I like this setup better, you can play with light and overall the pictures look a lot better.
(5★) Great improvement
Updated review:Thanks for returning this back to the way it was. The new way took horrible pictures. This is so much better. The
AutoBracket app takes horrible pictures. Stick with this, TrueHDR is si
Oct 11, 2014
(5★) Thank you for fixing this
This has been my go to app for HDR photography on the iPhone. The results are spectacular. The ability of the program to take two
pictures, and fuse them is impressive. In particular, I have noticed t
Oct 08, 2014
(2★) HDR done well.
This ios8 update is HoRubuL.just like that feeble attempt at spelling. Gone are the manual controls, semi-automatic capture and
more. Why the Dev did this? Well Apple took away the camera roll in 8 an
Oct 01, 2014
(5★) Very good update!
I love the update today! Thank you so much. It seems to have become everything it could always have been. AND EVEN A TIMER THANK
YOU! Please allow an option to do 5 second or 10 second timer.
(3★) the new update
The new update ruined the program for good .
Apr 19, 2014
(4★) TrueHDR lives up to its name
…because, lezbe honest, the native iOS HDR “feature” is total crap, and I’m using the 5S.I always shoot in manual mode for
the most dynamic range. MUST HAVE for HDR photography, baby!
Dec 16, 2013
(5★) They got it right!
Very well executed app, easy to use, excellent/phenomenal results. Highest recommendation!
Sep 06, 2013
(5★) Works great on my iPhone 5
Does what it says and does it well. I have tried a number of HDR apps and this one gives me the most natural-looking results.
Aug 05, 2013
(5★) Fantastic App!
Does what it says it does. Captures what you see.
Jun 08, 2013
(4★) Favorite feature
I have only been using it for a short while but I really like the program. My favorite feature is the ability to use two
photographs you shoot outside of the program and combine them together.
Jun 05, 2013
(3★) Not Too Shabby
Needs flash and grid options. Both are conspicuously missing. Otherwise, not a bad HDR simulation.
May 08, 2013
(5★) Get this app
I use this all time. I can take the most amazing photos with this app!
May 06, 2013
(5★) Increase like rate on face book by ten fold!
This app creates really stunning photos. Turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Simply amazing!
May 03, 2013
(5★) An excellent "add-on"
Complements Camera very nicely! And, as a bonus, can be used to merge unrelated images to produce unexpected and beautiful
Apr 22, 2013
(5★) Pretty good!
Worth the price. Works well. Like any HDR shooting I have to keep ur phone very still for the best results. Not the same as real
HDR of course but phone to play with. Go ahead and get it!
Apr 13, 2013
(5★) Love It
Easy to use and great photos. I use it frequently and get vibrant photos. Highly recommend.
Apr 05, 2013
(5★) Best HDR app
Love this one I have a photo blog and use this all time when I am on the go!
Mar 11, 2013
(5★) Simply awesome
This is my go-to photo app for situations that present contrast challenges.
Mar 07, 2013
(5★) Merge photo options
Still use this app to merge photos for digital double-exposure.
Feb 28, 2013
(5★) Awesome!
Its really great, best hdr app ive come across i only wish it could let you edit 1 picture at a time instead of having to merge 2
all the time. If you could include that in the next upgrade that would
Feb 27, 2013
(5★) So simple, so good
This is the easiest way to take beautiful HDR pics. Buy it!
Feb 22, 2013
(5★) Best HDR camera app out there
I use the semi-auto capture mode am often impressed by the results. Trick is to not over do it (extremes in exposure), closer
they are together the more natural the final look. One huge request. Ple
Feb 06, 2013
(5★) Great app, use it often.
I write for a miniature Wargaming magazine and the HDR photos allow the entire play surface to be well-lit and in focus. Awesome
Feb 02, 2013
(5★) Great App
Simple to use, heightens picture quality greatly! If you use the camera in your IPhone, you should have this. Great for night
photos with high contrast also, color tools are great!
(4★) Great app.
For HDR I always use this app. One thing I would love is to have more black and white filters
Jan 21, 2013
(5★) Nicely done
Great app. Says what it does and does what it says. Good balance of flexibility, ease, and utility. Good results easily obtained.
Dec 16, 2012
(5★) Great web AppStore
I love this web app and the amazing photos I can create with it.
Dec 14, 2012
(5★) Love it!
I have been a long-time user of this app - it works great and keeps getting improved with updates. I take a lot of landscape
shots, and occasionally do real estate photography. In both scenarios, I ba
Dec 01, 2012
(5★) Great App. Works better than pro HDR
I like the result that gives me the app the best. I prefer it to all other HDR apps.
Nov 21, 2012
(5★) Only tried full auto so far,
but for still shots, it is hard to imagine something doing any better. Get this app.Bonus: Motion shots are at least interesting
with ghosts and/or half-people.
Nov 17, 2012
(5★) Top of totem
A very versatile and creative photoApp Makes difficult a multi contrastLighting situations a snap toPhotographLots of options and
easy to use
Nov 08, 2012
(5★) The best app for amazing photos
I use the app all the time and no app provides better photos than this. I live on a farm and sunsets and sunrises. This is the app
to us. Better photos than buying a expensive camera can take.
Oct 29, 2012
(5★) Love this app!
I have won photo contest ribbons with HDR photos using this app!
Oct 15, 2012
(4★) Impressive pix
Glad I got it. Sweet photos!Only good for inanimate content, though.
Sep 30, 2012
(5★) Loving it
I have been a long-time user of this app - it works great and keeps getting improved with updates. I take a lot of landscape
shots, and occasionally do real estate photography. In both scenarios, I ba
Sep 29, 2012
(5★) Favoritest Camera
Stunning pictures, far far better than the built-in HDR. Exquisite artsy pics from a moving vehicle--try it!
Sep 27, 2012
(5★) Helps me take gorgeous photos
TrueHDR helps me take gorgeous photos and I use it almost every day. I use it to capture better details and colors in highlights,
shadows, and midtones. The merging of multiple photos is seamless. Al
Sep 25, 2012
(3★) ‘True’ HDR isn’t exactly ‘True’ HDR.
As a professional; testing ‘True’ HDR isn’t exactly a ‘True’ HDR. The app produces HDR ‘like’ photos by a ‘two’
exposure process (‘Real’ HDR is a minimum of 3-exposures). Also th
Sep 23, 2012
(4★) Best for the money
The program is great for a 2 print combo. I think the next thing that needs to happen is 2-6 picture combo. Of course this will
need a picture taking program that will take up to 6 pictures at a time
(5★) James Jasek
I have been using True HDR with my 3GS and when I upgraded to t he 4S and now to iOS6, the app is working perfectly. One really
fantastic feature of this app is the developer of the app replies to ema
Sep 15, 2012
(5★) It does the trick
This is a great app. It really helpful in tricky lighting situation. You can create awesome looking pictures but you need to know
what you doing to prevent that fake over saturated HDR look.
Sep 14, 2012
(3★) Ok
The automatic HDR feature will shoot 3 photos, but will only display and merge 2 images. Quality is average, I have other HDR
apps that I believe are superior.
Aug 30, 2012
(3★) Ok HDR
There are better apps for this. The photo to me looks chunky and over contrast. The adjustments seem like high low levels and are
too sensitive in my opinion. Other then it takes an okay HDR photograp
Aug 26, 2012
(5★) Finally!
This app transforms your photos from blah to AHHH! Only used the App a couple times but I love the results. Not only great on
the iPhone but also looks great on the web and computer. Great app! De
Aug 23, 2012
(5★) Luv it!
This app is awesome I get great pics off it! :D x 10000000000000000
Aug 19, 2012
(5★) Excellent pictures
Not the fastest HDR app, but does the best composition.
Total 69 reviews with 91.4% ratings for this app.

Version History

  • 2.5 Upgrade Jul 23, 2012
  • 2.6 Upgrade Nov 24, 2009
  • 2.5 Upgrade Nov 24, 2009
  • 1.0First TrackedJan 1, 1970
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  • New App: Free Jan 1, 1970

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