If you have any questions regarding the program, have problems with purchasing it, haven't received your keycodes, lost your once purchased serial number, want to suggest new features, improvements, share your thoughts about easyHDR or want to report a bug, please write to me. If you can, please write in English or Polish. With other languages I'll just use Google's translator, but I'll reply in English.e-mail:
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First of all you can download, install and try the latest demo version of the program. The most recent version is always available on this website. If you decide to register easyHDR just go to the "Purchase" page and click on the "Buy easyHDR ..." button. You may buy a HOME or COMMERCIAL license for the program. The license is sold via Share*It shop, which is available in many languages. You can find out more about it in the Share*It Customer Care Center.
Once your order is processed, Share*It sends you an e-mail that contains your personal license key and instructions on how to download and register the full version. Please store this email or print it, in case if you need it in the future (i.e. to reinstall easyHDR on a new computer).
The purchased license is granted for a user. It means you can install and use easyHDR on several machines that belong to you - eg. your home PC, laptop and office Mac; as long as you are the user. It is also possible to reinstall easyHDR on a new machine.
Please write me an email: giving some details about the order you made - your name, registered email address, etc. It is best if you write from the address you have registered. I will find your license key and send it back along with instructions on how to download the full version.
EasyHDR is the full product that is offered here on this website. All the documentation, examples, etc. are kept up-to-date with the most recent version of easyHDR. You can download a demo version of it. It has just two limitations: puts watermarks to the output photos and does not allow to save in TIFF format. In order to use easyHDR without limitations you have to buy a personal license. EasyHDR BASIC is a slightly limited snapshot of one of the older easyHDR versions. It lacks some of the features, but on the other hand it's freeware.
It depends on the payment method. If the order is paid by credit card or PayPal the order should be processed instantly or sometimes it may take an hour or so. If the payment is done via wire transfer, then the license data is sent to the customer after the full payment is received by Share*It. The wire transfer can take from 1 to 4 working days - it depends on the country from where it is done (international or local wire). It depends also on the time of the day when the transfer was done.
If you are a version 2 registered user and have purchased your license in the year 2013 you should have received a free upgrade (if not please write me an e-mail). If you have purchased your license earlier, you have to buy an upgrade, for a reduced price.
You have received the instructions how to do it from Share*It. If you lost this information please write to me - preferably from the same e-mail account that you used when purchasing.
EasyHDR uses DCRAW to decode RAW images. It might happen that there is already a new version of DCRAW that supports photos from your camera, but the easyHDR installer still comes with an older version, which is unable to decode your photos correctly. On Windows you can update dcraw.exe manually. On Mac OS X it is not possible because of Gatekeeper. In such a case please write to me.
It most probably means that your camera or the lens model is not defined in the LensFun database that easyHDR uses. There is a chance that the support is already added in the latest development version of the database.
The Lightroom plug-in for easyHDR is installed by default when a special Adobe Lightroom's folder for plug-ins exists in the system. It means Lightroom must be installed first and what is more, it must have been installed for the same user account on which you are installing easyHDR. The plug-in location is the following: C:\Users\[name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules\ (Windows), and /Users/[name]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules, or /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules (Mac). If the plug-in failed to install, most probably the target folder does not exist. In such a case you may just download the easyHDR Lightroom plug-in. Please unpack this file anywhere on your disk and use the Plug-in Manager in Lightroom to install it.
If the plug-in is installed properly and you still have problems finding it in Lightroom, please note that it does not come with default LR presets that are available in the context menu for photos. You may create own or just use the plug-in by going to File->Export and selecting "easyHDR 3" from the "Export to" drop-down menu within Lightroom. For more information please refer to the latest easyHDR User Manual.
First of all easyHDR comes with a plug-in and only with it you get the possibility to import the result into the Lightroom's catalog. It means that you have to export the photos with the "Export", not "Edit in ..."
(Additional External Editor) method. There are two ready to use plug-in's presets available (see picture below). For the full plug-in's settings please go to Export->Export...
When easyHDR works in the plug-in mode, the "PLUG-IN" text is displayed in the title bar.
When the photos are processed with easyHDR, that is working in the plug-in mode and you're ready to go back to Lightroom, please just save the result anywhere on the hard drive and close easyHDR. Actually, you can save the intermediate results many times, but only the last one will be imported to Lightroom's catalog. Please do not use the easyHDR's export to external editor function. This is not for moving your result to Lightroom's catalog, but instead to export it to any photo editor (like Photoshop) for postprocessing.
I am not planning version 4. Instead, version 3 will be constantly developed. After version 3.9, versions: 3.10, 3.11 and so on will follow. Once purchased key for version 3 allows free updates.
It seems that newer versions of Exiftool (easyHDR version 3.11 and higher) do not work properly on Wine. As a workaround, you can exchange the Exiftool installed by easyHDR with an older version - Exiftool 10.09. To do so please overwrite the 'C:\Windows\exiftool-easyhdr.exe' and 'C:\Program Files\easyHDR 3\exiftool-easyhdr.exe' files (please rename the original 'exiftool(-k).exe' file).