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Ohanaware logo. Click to visit the Ohanaware website! PRESS RELEASE: Ohanaware Co., Ltd releases HDRtist Pro 1.0.3 for Mac OS X (HDR Software).

Jhangle, Pingtung, Taiwan (June 28th, 2011) -- Ohanaware, a family team specializing in intuitive photo editing software, are very proud to announce the immediate release of an update to their award winning HDRtist Pro software for the Mac. HDRtist Pro is the more advanced version of Ohanaware's free HDR software, HDRtist. It's been designed to provide more creativity with HDR images, while continuing to be easy to use.

HDRtist Pro is easy to use HDR processing software for Macintosh computers. It has a simple yet streamlined workflow, with features such as 1-Click editing. A live interface, where changes happen as the options are adjusted. The core engine processes HDR images using 128-bit floating point data (16,843,009 times more precise than a JPEG). The unique file format also allows HDRs to be saved and re-edited at a later date. Even JPEG files generated by HDRtist Pro can be re-opened and edited. With HDRtist Pro, it's possible to create an HDR effect from a single RAW or JPEG image.

UK Mac Magazine MacFormat awarded HDRtist Pro 5 out of 5 stars.


  • The speed of generating the full size image has been approved, along with the speed of converting RAW images.
  • The support of color profiles throughout the application has been improved.
  • New documentation on how to use an iPhone 3Gs/iPhone 4 has been added.
  • When trying to save a locked document or read-only document, HDRtist Pro now informs you.
  • The Welcome Window now includes some common social media elements.
  • Fixed a bug with exporting the same file twice to the same editor.
  • Fixed a minor graphics glitch with the Inspector.
  • Removed the advert when in trial mode.

HDRtist Pro 1.0.3 is a free update for all customers, for new customers HDRtist Pro is $29.99 (USD) / £19.99 (GBP).

Existing customers can use the "Software Update" or "Check for Update" function from the HDRtist Pro menu within HDRtist Pro to update, or simply download the new version from the Ohanaware website. A free unlimited 14-Day trial can also be downloaded from the Ohanaware website. HDRtist Pro can be purchased from the Ohanaware website and Apple's Mac App Store.

HDRtist Pro requires an Intel powered Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.5 or newer, with at least 1GB of memory. A 256mb Graphics Card is recommended for Hardware acceleration.

Ohanaware is a husband & wife team living in the southern tip of Taiwan. Sharing a passion in Mac's and amateur Photography. Their first product 'Funtastic Photos' went on to win 4 star awards from both MacWorld and MacFormat. Their previous games company had a top ten hit with Recyclorama. Joy Sha has a history in the design industry with experience as a 2D and 3D artist, she also holds a masters in 3D animation. Sam Rowlands has been writing software since 1990 and is an award winning software developer.

(First posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 18:22 EDT)

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