July 14, 2010: French software developer, Oleono, has launched its first public beta version of Oloneo PhotoEngine for Windows, a high dynamic range (HDR) application that offers full control over light and exposure in real-time.
At the core of Oloneo PhotoEngine is a fully real-time, 32-bit floating-point per channel (96-bit per pixel), full resolution and non-destructive image-editing engine. It can handle an ultra-wide colour gamut that exceeds the range of most printers and monitors without colour shifting and clipping. With a simple, intuitive and responsive user interface, all image controls work in full real-time at a rate of 1/20 second or less on a general-purpose desktop or laptop computer.
Oloneo PhotoEngine also provides facilities for deeply re-exposing images and adjusting lighting without compromising detail rendition and colour quality. Comprehensive raw file processing is also included. PhotoEngine handles most raw formats, with thumbnail and metadata support. The processing module includes a proprietary customisable Colour Curve Equaliser with hue/saturation, hue/luminance and hue/hue curves, a brightness curve, a colour saturation curve, a colour toning tool and an advanced white balance control.
A full real-time, high dynamic re-exposure module enables users to merge and edit multiple raw files or JPEGs. Included are four tone mapping engines, auto-exposure correction with fine-tuning, auto-contrast, detail size and threshold controls, halo control, edge sharpening, auto-align, auto-orientation and more. Users also have the possibility to modify exposure the traditional way by turning off tone mapping while still benefiting from a 32-bit, ultra-wide gamut and full resolution environment.
Oloneo invites photographers to take an active part in the final development stage of Oloneo PhotoEngine for Windows by downloading the beta version and providing feedback. The English/International version of Oloneo PhotoEngine Beta 1 for Windows is available immediately as a free download at www.oloneo.com.