Create crisp, high-contrast images with WOW effect:

Photo editing with HDR projects 8 Pro has never been easier!

Available as stand-alone or plug-in software for Windows & Mac

Cast Your Picture in the Perfect Light in all Conditions – with the revolutionary tools and AI technologies of HDR projects 8 Pro

HDR projects offers photo enthusiasts the tools to create masterful images.It generates  images containing all of the brightness information of the real world and not just a part of it, like systematic digital cameras.
Aided by innovative algorithms, intelligent presets and high-end filters, you can create images that are beyond inspiring.
The new colour module and 188 optimised presets get even more from your pictures. Finally get the best results in no time.

Why projects-software is the right pick for you:

  • Amazing solutions for requirements that common image processing programs hardly support
  • Modular: all projects tools can be used individually or together in your workflow
  • Stand-alone and plug-in ready for Lightroom Classic® and Photoshop®
  • Can be used for Windows and Mac
  • Over 1.000.000 satisfied customers worldwide
  • Simple for beginners, detailed for professionals
  • No Subscription – no recurrent pricing
  • Full control over your images – no cloud application
  • Smart Software made in Germany
  • Introduced in 2012 and since then continuously developed, improved and optimized

Buy now $ 99.00

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Explore the Difference with HDR projects 8 Pro

This is how images are created that really inspire

With HDR technology, you can take spectacular photos. Take inspiration from the finest details, brilliant colours and the overwhelming richness of contrast, whether you take and process a bracketed exposure series or an individual picture.

Upload your images to HDR projects and let the programme put the images together. HDR projects does all the work for you. You then simply search through the more than 100 suggested images for the one you like the best, or continue improving your image based on your personal taste. We guarantee there is no easier way to get shots with the perfect exposure!

NEW: Colour Module with Eyedropper

This impressive new module is one of the most important new features and manipulates colours in the best sense of the word.

The new colour module lets you set selective colour accents without having to select the colour range. Simply click the colour to be changed using the colour picker and select another segment in the colour wheel.

You can use the eyedropper to select any colour range, which is immediately displayed in the colour wheel. You can expand on or narrow down this colour range for lower or higher saturation, to extend the colour spectrum (hue), etc.

You can use the sliders for the target colour tone, saturation, exposure and contrast to select the desired new colour tone.  The major benefit in doing so is that you do not need to select the colour objects; instead, they are selected precisely using the colours.

New: Sensational Results in any Light

The newly developed presets let you master even challenging lighting conditions. Everyone knows the issue with noise in low-light conditions. The new presets reduce colour noise prior to tone mapping to create even cleaner images. That ensures you get even more from your photos.

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8 Digital Colour Filters

The colour filter module in the “Selective drawing” area provides 8 digital colour filters: red, orange, yellow, green/yellow, green, cyan, blue and purple.

Retina Tone Mapping

The colour fidelity tone mapping creates a tonal value compression that mimics the human eye. For an unprecedentedly natural colour rendering.

Includes Plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom

Many roads lead to HDR projects 8 professional, and some of the more natural ones are from Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®! A full-featured new filter plug-in for Adobe® Lightroom® Classic and Photoshop® offers maximum comfort for your personal workflow.

Simply select the desired image or image series in the Lightroom® image database, export it to HDR projects 8 professional, edit it and store the resulting image in the database again.

TOP Performance
HDR projects 8 professional is also ideal for cameras with high resolutions; even processing RAW bracketed exposure series with a multitude of pictures is no issue.

Download Free Trial-Version and explore HDR projects

Are you ready for the next evolutionary Stage of HDR post-processing? then give HDR projects a try and Download instantly the latest Version for Windows or Mac.


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First steps with HDR projects

HDR projects transforms your photos into Ultra-realistic masterpieces. Like all FRANZIS programms, the setup is simple. First – open a bracketing series. Then you will see the HDR Window and click continue. Now HDR projects has expented your images into over 100 individual examples!


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Photoshop Filter Plug-in included

There are many different ways to edit your work in HDR projects, and as of now you can do this within the comfort of Adobe® Lightroom! A new extensive Filter Plug-in for Adobe® Lightroom and Photoshop ensure workflow customization in a familiar environment. Simply select your desired image from Lightroom image catalogue, export it to HDR projects to continue editing and easily import the result back in when you’re done.


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Image Composing for an improved HDR experience

Thanks to HDR, the exposure in this image has been ideally adjusted and the photo caught at exactly the right moment in time. Nonetheless, you want to insert a new sky or manipulate the image in any other way? No problem, remove elements of your image and replace them with features from another using the Composing function from HDR projects.

Easy for beginners, detailed pro professionals

Amazing results in just one click – that’s what the preset-functions is all about. With the smart technology of HDR projects you get unlimited suggestions for your images. You want more? then proceed to the next level: the professional mode enables granular fine-tuning of even small details – there are no limits to your creativity.

Smart Colorspace Adaption

Smart Colorspace Adaptation (SCA) determines a unique, intelligent colour space for each calculated step, which offers you an improved precision of the primary colours and significantly finer colour gradation.

Deghosting with HDR projects

HDR photos only work without people in the shot? can be that fast! Now that idea is just about that valid as the theory that the earth is flat. Remove unwanted objects and ghost images with the HDR painter on the fly.

HDR projects 8 pro: packed to the brim with new functions

• New: dynamic interface, absolutely ideal for UHD 4K
• New: enhanced RAW mode with area protection and viewable Exif data
• New: 5 freely assignable HDR styles for your personal preferences
• New: all 188 presets have been revised and optimised with regard to noise behaviour in particular
• New: smart exposure analysis of bracketed exposure series: all the images in the bracketed exposure series are individually assessed for blur and exposure to discover outliers and blurred images more quickly.
• New: “ultra” image alignment during HDR preparation: the image alignment is calculated even more precisely to produce a better resulting HDR image.
• New: enhanced granularity module: the granularity module now offers 3 colour spaces – RGB, HSV and HSL – for using the granularity in a more differentiated and targeted way.
• New: new “Virtual micro-details” module. This tool lets you add micro-details in pictures to give sections of your image more structure.
• New: new colour module that lets you set impressive colour accents with no complicated image editing involved.
• New: the focus peaking module shows the areas in an image that the camera was focussing on when the image was taken.
• New: enhanced functions in the selective drawing feature: intelligent mode enabled by default
• New: extra computing quality for texture masks that make textures appear more homogeneous and natural when zoomed in on strongly.
• New: new effects in expert mode

Exklusive Features of the PRO Version

Anyone who wants to utilise the full technical capabilities should choose the professional version. The full version provides the latest tools and every technically feasible feature, and everything else a professional needs.
The professional version of HDR projects 8 is just what you need:

+ RAW module with all the editing functions of a professional RAW converter and new additions such as area protection

+ Full range of presets and effects

+ Batch processing with automatic bracketed exposure series detection for simultaneously developing thousands of HDR exposure brackets

+ Point of interest view for quick and efficient image analysis and computing

+ Plug-in for Adobe® Lightroom Classic® and Photoshop®

+ Export bracketed exposure series: from any JPG or RAW, create an exposure bracket that you can continue editing in any programme of your choice.

+ Support for D65 colour spaces, equivalent to the standard average midday light in Western/Northern Europe and ensures your daylight shots have a particularly high colour fidelity.

Tutorials, Quick-Tipps and more

Explore the whole functions of the product in our Tutorials or watch the Videos to get to know the UI

Image styles – More personality in your image selection

Every person has their own style, preferences and ideas as to how an image should look in the end. The image styles in HDR projects support you in realising your preferences. You select the appropriate look from 5 photos styles or moods and HDR projectsthen applies this to all 103 presets.

Your advantage: All image examples (presets) are adjusted to your personal preferences. You get to view many more looks tailored to your specific concept!

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Preset-Collections for fast results

HDR projects adapts to your preferences. The range of presets is constantly being expanded and supplemented by new cutting-edge photo-themes. So you are always up to date and well-equipped for special topics, such as the add-on package about landscapes, portraits or Lost Places Photography. For every Situation, we have created a huge collection of professional Presets to boost your HDR images on the fly.

preset collection Landscape

Preset Collection #1

16 Fascinating Landscape Shops for HDR

Download  $ 29,99

Preset Collection Night Shots

Preset Collection #2

12 Captivating night Photography Presets for HDR

Download  $ 29,99

Preset Collection Portrait

Preset Collection #3

Breath-Taking Portrait and Nude shots

Download  $ 29,99

Preset Collection Color Tones

Preset Collection #8

22 New Portrait-Presets for HDR

Download  $ 24,95

User-Manual, List of supported Formats, updates

User-Manual, Updates, Plug-ins and list of supported RAW-Formats: all information can be found in in the support-area

Standard or Pro – you have the choice

Compare all features of your latest Software Development and choose the right plan perfectly suited for your requests.


HDR projects 8

  •    Batch procesing
  •    Raw module
  •    Adobe® Photoshop® Plug-in
  •    Adobe® Lightroom® Classic Plug-in
  • Number of presets: 5 x 124
  • Number of post-processing filters: 132

HDR projects 8 professional

  • Batch procesing
  • Raw module
  • Adobe® Photoshop® Plug-in
  • Adobe® Lightroom® Classic Plug-in
  • Number of presets: 5 x 188
  • Number of post-processing filters: 126

Your Upgrade Options

Upgrade to the latest Versionl! If you own any older version of our software, you always have the option to upgrade to the latest version, or switch to professional – and at a great price.


Simple Pricing:

  • Upgrade now to HDR projects 8 from any previous version for only $ 49.00  BUY NOW
  • Upgrade now to HDR projects 8 professional from any previous version for only $ 59.00  BUY NOW

Reviews and Testimonials

FRANZIS® expert programs consistently receive new awards, top ratings and recommendations. Have a look at our critical reviews from professionals and leaders in the photography and image editing world. See what all the hype is about!

HDR projects – designed and produced in germany

HDR photography is widely known to be the only photo technique capable of capturing all image information. No other camera sensor can contest with HDR, and that is bound to remain an absolute certainty. FRANZIS® HDR programs have guaranteed the perfect application of this technique for over a decade. As a leader in HDR technology, FRANZIS® has come to represent the latest highlight in the field of HDR Photography: Ultra HDR – a component of HDR projects – renders your photographs more realistic, the colors more radiant, details more vivid and the moods of the image more expressive than ever.

FRANZIS® projects software in the press

HDR projects 8 Pro

The brand new HDR projects 8 professional lets you choose from natural or perfectly exposed images and spectacular photos with vivid colours, maximum contrast and chic “grungy” styles. You can now develop your own HDR style to apply to all your presets and give your photos your personal touch!

  • Configurable HDR styles
  • New colour module
  • High-contrast HDR images in the finest of detail
  • High performance even when processing large RAW images
  • Can be used as a stand-alone or plug-in solution for Windows and Mac

Buy now $ 99.00

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The plug-in functionality is currently not supported by macOS 10.15 (Catalina).



Windows 10/8/7, 64 bit, Intel i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, graphics card: DirectX-compatible, 32 bit colour depth


Mac OS X 10.7 or later, 64 bit, Intel processor, 8 GB RAM, resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, with retina 2,304 x 1,440 pixels



Windows 10/8/7, 32 bit, Core Duo processor, 2 GB RAM, resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 pixels, graphics card: DirectX-compatible, 32 bit colour depth


Mac OS X 10.7 or later, 64 bit, Intel processor, 2 GB RAM, resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 pixels, with retina 2,304 x 1,440 pixels