Review: Pro HDR X. HDR photography with iPhone (Upd. Jan. '18)
I used the predecessor of Pro HDR X, which was simply named Pro HDR, ever since it came out. In fact, I used Pro HDR quite often during my trip to Las Vegas back in 2012 after which I decided to ditch my DSLR and go iPhone only.
I was quite happy to see that an update was released in 2014. And I still occasionally used the new version, Pro HDR X. I even re-created HDRs from older DSLR shots.
Then I began to use Pureshot, an iPhone camera app that allowed me to take bracketed shots with exposure compensation and ran those bracketed shots though Pro HDR X in order to created HDRs.
What I really liked was that I could adjust and fine tune some aspects of the creation of HDRs.
But as iPhone camera apps and iPhone photo editing apps evolved, I replaced Pro HDR with other iPhone photo apps. If I need HDR, I now use the HDR functionality in ProCamera, that I reviewed here. In other cases, I can a achieve a similar effect in Adobe Lightroom Mobile playing with clarity, shadows, and highlight sliders.
So, for nostalgic purposes, here are some photos from my early days of iPhone photography that I shot or created with Pro HDR or Pro HDR X (re-processed with Adobe Lightroom and other apps). Unless I once turn back to Pro HDR or any successor to it, I won’t update this blog post any more.
In case you want to give Pro HDR X a try and see if it’s right for you, you can still get Pro HDR X from the iTunes App Store.