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App of the week for journalists – Pro HDR, for better photos (without an iPhone 4S)

App of the week: Pro HDR

Operating systems: Apple (compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch, and iPad 2) and Android

Cost: £1.49 in the App Store, £1.24 in the Android Market

What is it and how is it of use to journalists? If you followed the unveiling of the iPhone 4S yesterday you will have learned that it has a better camera than current models, a feature that is no doubt of benefit to journalists.

This week’s app of the week is one for anyone who has struggled with the limitations of their current iPhone or Android camera, and taken a picture on their phone and found the result has either washed out sky or dark foreground.

Pro HDR works by taking two photos, each picture focusing on a different part of the the subject, and the app then blends the two together.

For example, the below photo, which was taken on an iPhone 4 using Pro HDR, is two pictures: one exposed for the sky, the other with the focus on the foreground.

 

Reviews: Pro HDR gets 4.5 stars in the Apps Store and3.5 stars in the Android Market.

Have you got a favourite app that you use as a journalist? Fill in this form to nominate an app for Journalism.co.uk’s app of the week for journalists.

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