Union, NJ—Hasselblad released two updates for its Phocus image-processing software. Both Hasselblad Phocus 3.6 and Phocus Mobile 2 1.2 updates bring new tools to photographers, including focus bracketing.
“Taking into account feedback from Hasselblad users that lets us continuously improve our systems, we’re excited with this latest Phocus release to introduce focus bracketing capabilities along with other useful tools for all our camera lines,” said Carsten Pedersen, Phocus software manager.
Hasselblad Phocus 3.6
Phocus for desktop update 3.6 enhances Hasselblad’s own image–processing software with new features that expand the creative postproduction options for medium–format photographers. Tools now include focus bracketing, a film grain tool as well as adaptive chromatic aberration correction.
“Phocus already offers an array of valuable tools, including tethered shooting with camera control, live view functionality, Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution, adjustment layers, auto moiré detection, digital lens correction and a defringe tool,” Pedersen added.
Moreover, with the update, tethered execution of focus bracketing sequences is now possible via additional functionality in the Capture Sequencer tool. In addition, the update supports X, H and 907X cameras.
Another add is a film grain tool that gives photographers a more flexible solution to lend film grain simulation to images. Three different types of film grain simulations are available. Furthermore, photographers now have the ability to change the parameters for amount, granularity, roughness and color.
Finally, the adaptive chromatic aberration option now makes corrections of lens chromatic aberration in images; it does so based on image analysis rather than theoretical data. This also allows for the correction of chromatic aberration in images shot on third-party lenses.
Phocus Mobile 2 Update 1.2
In addition, the update to Phocus Mobile 2 takes the Hasselblad image–editing process out into the field. This fully portable workflow supports the X1D II 50C and 907X cameras.
It provides the capability to import, rate and now edit both RAW as well as full quality JPEG images on a smart device. Phocus Mobile 2 also supports full quality image export, tethered shooting and direct camera control.
Additionally, the Phocus Mobile 2 1.2 update adds a new defringe tool to remove purple and green fringes. It also allows photographer to edit JPEG images. Moreover, support was added for simultaneous capture to both an SD card and iPad. Other new features include the synchronization of camera white balance as well as general UI and system improvements.