ArionFX for Photoshop has been released

RandomControl is proud to announce the release of ArionFX for Photoshop.

ArionFX for Photoshop is a versatile tool that offers a variety of key HDR image processing algorithms designed to function in floating-point 32-bit HDR data. Remarkably, ArionFX operates in Linear Workflow, not washing out your image, and respecting its full dynamic range at all times.

Whether you are a photographer or a CGI artist seeking for advanced HDR tonemapping, firefly removal, glare, bloom, ... ArionFX is a must in your toolchain.

Learn more about the features, the licensing and the pricing on ArionFX for Photoshop web page.

ArionFX for Photoshop features

ArionFX for Photoshop offers the following new features:

HDR tone mapping

ArionFX for Photoshop features various advanced techniques to adjust the luminance or enhance the details in HDR photographs and renders.

HDR despeckler

ArionFX features a high-performance speckles removal algorithm which works similarly to Photoshop's native Dust and scratches filter, but in 32-bit HDR.

HDR bloom

Bloom is a phenomenon that happens when a very bright light source is captured by an imaging device. ArionFX for Photoshop simulates these effects in a physically-correct manner, as long as the picture is providing a sufficiently high dynamic range.

HDR glare

Glare is a pattern caused by the diffraction of light as it crosses the aperture shape of the capturing device (e.g., the camera diaphragm). Bloom, glare, or both together can greatly improve the realism of computer-generated images or add a subtle artistic glow to HDR photographs that do not exhibit these artifacts by themselves.

Color fringe

ArionFX simulates the very well-known chromatic aberration of optical lenses in a physically-based, spectral manner.

HDR film grain

Adding good-looking film grain to a picture or a render is often more complicated than it seems. This is usually not correctly simulated by low dynamic range noise filters, which do not operate on raw linear-space luminances like ArionFX does. In ArionFX, film grain is properly added to the picture before the tone mapping happens, which leads to a very well-balanced and natural result.

HDR vignetting

Vignetting is the phenomenon by which luminance is reduced at the periphery of an image captured through an optical system, such as a camera. Vignetting gives a more natural feel to your images and may help frame the subject better. Actually, it is a particularly interesting way to improve the realism of computer-generated images.

HDR sharpening

ArionFX allows you to reduce the perceived global blur of an image using a fine detail enhancer based on frequency analysis. Our algorithm works on the luminance field, leaving chromaticities unaltered, in order to avoid color shifting around hard edges.

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