Hasselblad Adds Local Highlight Recovery With Phocus 3.1

Phocus 3.1

Hasselblad has released their latest version of the company’s Phocus software, which is designed for editing images from Hasselblad H and X series cameras and the CFV digital back.

Phocus 3.1 adds a number of new features including a new perspective control pallet that allows for both X- and Y-axis  editing against grid-pattern guidelines. It’s a real boon for product and architectural photographers.

The other big additional feature is a highlight recovery tool which can be used as a selection on an adjustment layer. It adds precise correction without doing it manually.

There are a few smaller features that you can see below.

Download the latest version here.

For more details check out the information below.


Phocus 3.1

The eagerly awaited update to our rich image processing software has just been released, bringing with it additional features and benefits.

Keystone Perspective Correction
The new Keystone tool enables you to perform high quality perspective corrections directly in Phocus. This can be done both via a simple guideline interface or via manual slider adjustments. Additionally, the dual-axis correction capability is extremely useful when copying flat artwork.

Local adjustment of highlight recovery
Highlight recovery has now been added to the palette of local adjustment tools, allowing for quick and precise correction without the need for manual masking.

Viewer background and margin options
It’s now possible to configure both margin and background color options for the viewer. This can be done separately for both the normal and a newly added proof mode.

Added camera response options
In the reproduction tool you now have the choice of 2 additional response modes. Reproduction Low Gain enables an even higher quality linear response. The new Negative response is suitable for reproduction of black and white negative film.

Phocus tutorials now available
We have partnered with UK professional photographer Karl Taylor to produce a series of Phocus Tutorial videos. They can be accessed through the Phocus product page and you will need to log in to view them.

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