Hasselblad updates Phocus image-processing software for mobile and desktop

Phocus 3.6 for desktop

Hasselblad Inc. updated its Phocus desktop software to version 3.6 with expanded creative post-production options for medium format photographers, including Focus Bracketing via tether, Film Grain tool, and Adaptive Chromatic Aberration correction. Phocus already offers tethered shooting with camera control, live view functionality, Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution, adjustment layers, auto moiré detection, digital lens correction, and Defringe tool.

The new Film Grain tool enables adding a simulation of film grain to images. Three different types of film grain simulations are available with the ability to change the following four parameters for each: amount, granularity, roughness, and color.  The Adaptive Chromatic Aberration option now makes corrections of lens chromatic aberration in images based on image analysis rather than theoretical data, as was done previously. This also allows for the correction of chromatic aberration in images shot on third-party lenses.

Phocus Mobile 2 on iPad

Hasselblad also updated its mobile app, Phocus Mobile 2, offering the ability to import, rate, and now edit both RAW and full quality JPEG images directly on the photographer’s device. Phocus Mobile 2 also supports full quality image export, tethered shooting and direct camera control.

Phocus Mobile 2 Update 1.2 adds the following improvements:

  • New Defringe tool to remove purple and green fringes
  • JPEG images can now be edited
  • Support added for simultaneous capture to both SD card and iPad
  • Full synchronization of camera white balance
  • General UI and system improvements

“Taking into account feedback from Hasselblad users that lets us continuously improve our systems, we’re excited with this latest Phocus release to introduce Focus Bracketing capabilities along with other useful tools for all our camera lines,” says Carsten Pedersen, Phocus Software Manager.