Creaceed releases First HDR Plug-In for Aperture 3

Mons, Belgium - Creaceed today is pleased to announce the immediate release and availability of an update to its Aperture HDR Plug-in. After the release of Aperture 3 by Apple on Tuesday, Creaceed responds to customer expectations about 64-bit HDR Imagery by releasing Hydra 2.1.4, the first Aperture HDR Plug-in supporting 64 bits.

The latest version of Hydra's HDR Plug-In supports both Aperture 2 (32-bit architectures) and Aperture 3 (32-bit and 64-bit architectures).

Hydra goes beyond the physical limitations of camera sensors. From a series of regular photographs of the same scene (some overexposed and some underexposed), Hydra creates an High Dynamic Range (HDR) image which is much closer to what your eyes actually see.

Main Features:

  • Up to 10 Input Images
  • 2 Image Alignment Techniques
  • 3 Tone Mappers
  • The Loupe for previewing the HDR Image in 1:1 full quality
  • Pro Options for tuning every step of the image processing pipeline
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • Plug-In for Aperture 2 and 3
  • 32-bit and 64-bit Support
  • HDR Image Rendering from a single RAW photograph
  • Real-Time Preview.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later
  • Any Intel Mac or a PowerMac G5 with at least 64MB of VRAM (GPU) required
  • Highly recommended: Mac with Intel processor and at least 128 MB VRAM

Pricing and Availability:

A time-unlimited trial version of Hydra is available in English, French, German, Italian and Japanese on Creaceed's website. The demo version generates watermarked image files. A license key for Hydra 2.x costs $79.95 (USD), and can be used for registering both the stand-alone version and the Aperture Plug-In. The upgrade is free for Hydra 2.x registered users. The upgrade from Hydra 1.x costs $19.95 (USD). Media licenses are available for members of the press upon request.


Creaceed is a European company that has been making apps for over 10 years, focusing on image processing & AI technologies in the fields of document scanning & vision aid, note taking, photo and video processing. Apps like Hydra, Carbo, and Prizmo have been awarded by the press and featured by Apple on multiple occasions. Copyright 2008-2022 Creaceed. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iOS, macOS, iPhone, iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.



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