Hasselblad free RAW file image processing software has been updated and expanded with new features that work seamlessly with all Hasselblad cameras.
The graphical user interface offers a clean and uncluttered workflow, making it easier for users to find their way around more quickly and simpler than before. The flatter design helps you concentrate on the job at hand and makes for simpler navigation. We’ve also added some new tools to enable finer control of the editing process and ensure the very highest quality output from your files.
LIVE VIEW FUNCTIONALITY
For users working in a tethered capture environment, the Live View Aperture option allows for the camera to automatically open to the widest aperture possible or to use the selected aperture instead when activating live view. This becomes especially useful when photographing with flash in-studio, where the strength of the modelling lamps is not suitable for viewability due to the exposure settings of the camera. The camera returns to the working aperture selected when live view is discontinued.
AUTO MOIRÉ DETECTION
Phocus can now scan your images and automatically detect moiré interference patterns. You can choose to correct the interference globally or locally via the brush tool.
The Local Adjustment Tools allow the user to apply exposure, white balance, colour and moiré corrections via either a radial or linear gradient, and for those finer corrections, a brush tool – which are all added via adjustment layers.
Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) enables you to produce outstanding and reliable colours so that skin tones, specific product colours, and difficult gradations reproduce beautifully every time without the need for multiple colour profiles.
KEYSTONE PERSPECTIVE CORRECTION
The Keystone Tool enables you to perform high quality perspective corrections directly in Phocus. This can be done both via a simple guideline interface or manual slider adjustments. Additionally, the dual-axis correction capability is extremely useful when copying flat artwork.
LOCAL ADJUSTMENT OF HIGHLIGHT RECOVERY
Highlight recovery is a part of the palette of local adjustment tools, allowing for quick and precise correction without the need for manual masking.
DIGITAL LENS CORRECTION
Hasselblad’s modern lens design has been optimised for digital perfection, including full automatic correction of colour aberration, distortion and light fall off. Phocus makes use of its detailed knowledge of the lens design and calculates the optical corrections for every shot at the given distance and aperture setting, providing perfect images, and an ideal basis for optimal image rendering and further processing. Hasselblad Digital Lens Correction technology works automatically with all Hasselblad H System lenses, even with tilt/shift movements and with all Carl Zeiss lenses from the classic V System, using manual settings.
VIEWER BACKGROUND AND MARGIN OPTIONS
Margin and background color options can be configured for the viewer. This can be done separately for both the normal and a newly added proof mode.
The new Defringe Tool enables easy removal of purple or green fringes that may occur in situations such as high contrast transitions. Pick the area to obtain an automatic setting of amount and range and manually adjust from there if needed. Note that this tool is also available in adjustment layers.
LUMA MODE ADDED TO CURVES TOOL
Luma Mode has been added to the Curves Tool, providing the option to control luminosity with less impact on colour rendition than the simple RGB curve provides.
ENHANCED CONTRAST AND BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENTS
The new version 3 Exposure Tool adds enhanced algorithms for handling tonal adjustments to contrast and brightness. With increased control of luminosity without producing negative effects on colour rendering, this enables more detailed adjustments.
UPGRADED PROCESSING PERFORMANCE
Increased GPU (graphics processing unit) usage leads to better performance of exports and high-resolution viewer rendering. Please note that this requires the Extended GPU usage option to be active. Further improvements have been implemented when batch exporting Multi-Shot images in 4 and 6 shot modes.
ENHANCED EXPOSURE TOOLS
Powered by new algorithms, the Recovery, Shadow and Clarity tools have been enhanced to ensure that each capture’s full dynamic range is available to photographers. A detail slider is also available to manage local contrast when using the Clarity tool. For compatibility with previously processed files, the original algorithms are still available via a drop-down selector.