A fully developed app is still a few months away, but the algorithm is ready, and we’d love to test-run it on as many pictures as possible. An obvious solution: make the technical, “alpha” version of Dehancer (formerly known as Degradr) available free of charge to everybody who wants to try a new image processing tool. The word “technical” in this context means that the app doesn’t have any interface just yet. That’s not entirely true, of course, there is SOME interface, but it’s more of a command line nature, to be honest. So why are we letting the app out so early? The answer is easy. We need to test-run our data processing algorithm and get some reviews.
Like its predecessor, Dehancer is best described by the immortal words of the founder of Kodak:
“You press the button – we do the rest”.
(C) George Eastman, 1888
Quite unlike its predecessor, however, Dehancer will come equipped with a Push/Pull tool, a photographer’s favourite plaything (other than composition, of course). If you are an average user, think of it as the Dark/Light toggle button. If you are a connoisseur of film photography, you will find a lot of pleasant similarities to and differences from an old time digital favourite, Exposure (commonly found in image processing software across the board).
Dehancer Alpha allows you to open files in JPG and save the resulting image at about 1000 px on the wide side.
OSX El Capitan or later
Mac models list:
– MacBook (Early 2015)
– MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
– MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
– Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
– IMac (Late 2012 or newer)
– Mac Pro (Late 2013 and newer)
We would be very grateful if you could share the results of Dehancer photo processing in the comments to this post or by e-mail. Please, send your comments and suggestions to this address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PS. Please, do not comment on the interface. As I have already mentioned, we haven’t started working on it yet. Launching Dehancer for iPhone is our primary task at the moment, MacOS interface development comes right after that. Again: right now, it’s all about test-running the algorithm.
PS2. Anticipating questions about other operating systems… In the foreseeable future we have no plans of releasing Dehancer versions for Android, Windows, or other platforms. Dehancer will be available for iOS and Mac OS only (for the time being).