"In image processing, computer graphics and photography, high dynamic range imaging, HDR is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods."~google search~
Sounds complicated and it is, tried this once to no avail. My skill level is just not there even following a tutorial. Can you imagine my delight when I found out about an app that creates this effect in just a few clicks!
Viewing my cousin Joann's, European vacation photos, I was amazed at the difference in her two photo albums. One contained regular processed photos and the other was done in a HDR and Orton Effect technique. Wow what a difference! She said, "this is what you do with your cast away photos."
Wow, sign me up! "The first album is what you see, the second is what you feel when you see," she went on to say. Brilliant observation, Joann!
I purchased the Dynamic Light app for my IPHONE and was also able to purchase it for my IMAC. I know it works on an IPAD but not sure about an IPOD. Crazy with all these I's, guess I'm just an apple kind of girl. If you own an Apple, device I highly recommend it. Just a whole lot of fun with great results in no time at all!!!