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Photomator App Will Soon Offer Full HDR Support [Video]

Photomator App Will Soon Offer Full HDR Support [Video]

Posted September 25, 2023 at 6:01pm by iClarified
Pixelmator has announced that its Photomator app for iPhone will soon be updated to offer full HDR support.

The just-released iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models feature highly advanced displays, fully optimized for viewing HDR content. The latest iPhone 15 stands out as the first non-pro device offering a professional-grade display with 1600 nits of peak brightness, perfect for viewing and capturing HDR photos. To make the most of this powerful display technology, Photomator will soon offer full HDR support – from import to editing and export. We're already in the final stages of HDR development, and we're excited to share a sneak peek at HDR support with you.

When HDR editing comes to Photomator, you'll be able to preview your photos in HDR with a single tap of a button and all your edits will stay in place when changing between SDR and HDR modes. On export, you can simply check how the photo will look in SDR or limited HDR. If need be, you can tweak the colors to ensure your photo looks great in both SDR and HDR.

Pixelmator notes that some limitations may be be encountered when attempting to work with HDR photos. Those are:

● Hardware. In order to work with HDR, first and foremost, you'll need a compatible display. The latest iPhone 15 stands out as the first non-pro device offering up to 1600 nits of peak brightness for HDR content, matching the abilities of professional-grade displays. iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro, Macs and iPads with XDR displays, and Pro Display XDR are also equipped with powerful displays suitable for viewing HDR content. MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, Studio Display, and MacBook Pro models not equipped with XDR displays provide limited HDR support with peak brightness ranging between 300 and 600 nits. Check out this article on recommended HDR monitors for photography to get a more in-depth overview of HDR displays.

● Operating System. To work with HDR photos in Photomator, you'll need to update to iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS 14. On older versions, HDR support may be limited or unavailable. For instance, saving edited HDR photos back to your Photos library might not be possible on older OS versions.

● Software. Full HDR support with import, editing, and export will be available in Photomator and Pixelmator Pro. Currently, HDR is fully supported in Apple Photos, Final Cut Pro, and Motion. Given the pace at which Apple is promoting HDR content, we'd expect HDR to be supported on all system apps, including Preview, Finder, and Safari, in the near future.

Take a look at the sneak peak video and download Photomator from the App Store at the link below.


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