I'm surprised that the the Oloneo photo engine hasn't made more of a splash in the community of photographers. I am not linked to that company, so I don't have any vested interest in pushing the software to anyone... I just thought I'd mention it here, for anyone that might be interested.
It does things that I haven't seen out of the box in other software:
- After the fact lighting: A very interesting tool for object and interior photography: Take several images of an object under different lighting conditions, and combine the lighting AFTER THE FACT in post processing, adjusting color balance for each light individually.
- Image stacking to remove noise: Take several similar images of an object, and OPE will stack them together to greatly remove noise.
- HDR: A VERY FAST preview, and intuitive sliders to create HDR images. I'm a long time user of Photomatix (since version 1), and I now often come to OPE instead.
The company home page can be found at www.oloneo.com
. They're also selling a stripped down version that does only HDR.