OpenEXR

Free and Advanced Image-Editing Software for Personal Use

Although some users will be perfectly happy with basic image-editing software, there are undoubtedly times when more advanced systems are required for professional use. OpenEXR is one of the most through and exacting programs on the market today. Having been utilised by such well-known firms as Industrial Light and Magic (ILR), the systems offered are dynamic, precise and streamlined. There are countless technical benefits that the experienced user can enjoy. View full description

PROS

  • Absolutely free to download and install.
  • Countless tools utilised by professional image editors.

CONS

  • Not appropriate for novices in image editing.
  • Last update occurred in 2014

Although some users will be perfectly happy with basic image-editing software, there are undoubtedly times when more advanced systems are required for professional use. OpenEXR is one of the most through and exacting programs on the market today. Having been utilised by such well-known firms as Industrial Light and Magic (ILR), the systems offered are dynamic, precise and streamlined. There are countless technical benefits that the experienced user can enjoy.

Features and Accessories

OpenEXR provides all of the most exacting image processing software currently on the market. Newer codecs can be added with the click of a button as they become available. A higher dynamic colour range far exceeds those packages which are only able to address 8- and 10-bit formats (this also includes support for 16-bit floating-point architecture). Tools to support multiple image algorithms and an ability to interpret deep data are other points worth mentioning.

Recent Upgrades

As OpenEXR is upgraded from time to time, the user can expect other cutting-edge functionalities. Examples here include the addition of the DreamWorks Lossy Compression codec, improvements to cross-platform builds, optimised pixel reading and the ability to work with multiple layers at the same time. Please note that many of these functions are intended to be used by trained professionals.