4 updates in the last 12 months.

    1. Version 7.1

      Released

      Bug Fixes

      • Fixed an instability where specific AMD cards were failing to use cached resources.
      • Changing a brush setting after opening an Imerge project from an image file no longer causes stability issues.
      • Group layers with specific selections can now be added as intended.
      • Image layers can now be added inside a selected group, as intended.
      • Selecting a layer on top of another now clears the previous selection.
      • Adding HDR and Focus stack layers is now possible from the Insert object menu.
      • Relinking a RAW image now correctly sets the RAW conversion method.
      • The font selection dropdown, and other dropdowns, can no longer extend outside the application window.
      • Group layers now correctly reset to the "Precompose" mode.
      • Changing brush settings in the toolbar is no longer undoable, as it could cause workflow issues.
      • Using the enter/return key on the save dialog now causes the dialog to close and save.
    2. Version 7.0

      Released | Read more on the blog »

      New in Imerge Pro Version 7.0

      • Added the ability to merge images with different exposures, to make HDR images.
      • Added the ability to merge images taken at different focal distances, to perform the Focus stacking technique.
      • Added a Tone mapping effect which allows you to compress the tonal range of HDR images.
      • Significantly increased the decoding of FujiFilm RAW files using GPU acceleration.
      • Added the ability to make presets for batch outputs.
      • Added the ability to make layer presets, which can be used to automatically apply masks and effects to a layer when it is added.
      • You can now import or export any preset via a new "Preset" settings screen.

      Enhancements

      • The curves effect now has the ability to apply curves in the HSV, YUV, LAB, and CMYK color spaces.
      • Selecting a point on a vector mask now shows the control points of the adjacent points, allowing you to see all of the control points that make up the curve.
      • The LUT effect now has a dropdown which, after selecting a LUT file, will allow you to quickly pick another LUT file in the same folder.
      • Effects that allow you to pick images now show a preview of the selected image, and allow you to quickly pick another from within the same folder.
      • The "Set canvas to same size" option now also applies to group layers and selections of multiple layers.
      • The Chromatic Aberration effect now has the option to soften the aberration applied.
      • Slightly adjusted the Fractal Distortion effect's UI.
      • Default layer names now better suit the type of layer that has been added. This also extends to the new layer presets.

      Bug Fixes

      • Improved visibility of canvas controls against bright backgrounds.
      • When a layer is copied its layer name will have "copy" added to the end.
      • When an item is added with a preset, the name of the item will now be the name of the preset.
      • Using Imerge with different DPIs and scale factors no longer causes style, text, and layout issues.
      • Exporting to HDR image formats no longer results in data loss.
      • Fixed issue with the Keystone correction effect not applying if done in a certain order.
      • Fixed issue where you could create a group from a selection that you shouldn't be able to.
      • "Set canvas to same size" no longer resizes the canvas incorrectly.
      • Duplicating a group will now copy it next to the existing group, instead of inside it.
      • Fixed issues when using keyboard shortcuts on the saturation editor.
      • Fixed issue where the shadow and highlight overlay colors wouldn't update until the project was changed.
      • The mask display mode is no longer retained after deleting all masks.
      • Fixed issue with the "updates behind" not appearing correctly sometimes.
      • The Saturation Editor and Tone Coloring effects now work correctly on HDR image formats.
      • The Sharpen effects no longer produces incorrect results on HDR image formats.
      • HDR image detail is no longer lost if exported with the Lens Distortion or Vignette effects applied.
      • Adding multiple images with "resize" checked no longer results in incorrect scaling in some circumstances.
      • Setting a custom logo correctly checks for a 2x version.
      • Custom logos now set and reset correctly.
      • Fixed an issue that would allow website navigation in the tutorials web feed on the project screen.
      • Fixed a minor styling issue on mask mode labels.
      • Fixed a minor styling issue on effect reset icons.
      • Changing an image on disk now correctly updates in Imerge.
      • Certain characters are no longer incorrectly prevented from being used as item names.
      • The Luminance Key effect no longer behaves incorrectly on HDR images.
      • Layer editors no longer become detached from the underlying images.
      • Fixed an issue with the crop tool if you used the right mouse button at the same time.
      • Fixed an issue where the crop tool label would report values higher than the proposed crop.
      • Using multi-byte characters in the text layer's text content item no longer causes instability issues.
      • The canvas resize dialog now correctly appears after loading an image file directly.
      • Fixed an issue where the cursor would reset on the batch output folder name field.
      • Different types of HDR images no longer have different thumbnails.
      • Using the Colorize black and white effect on HDR images now works as intended.
      • Fixed an issue on macOS where the color dropper preview grid was misaligned.
      • Metadata fields on the batch outputs now reset correctly.
      • Fixed an issue where delete an export preset would reset to the wrong file type.
      • Imerge no longer gets stuck loading the same asset.
      • Slightly improved the selection of vector mask points.
      • Importing multiple layers to a single layer no longer causes multiple canvas resizes.
      • Opening the preview window while a render is in progress no longer causes instability issues.
      • Fixed an issue where an effect's canvas UI would not reappear correctly in a specific case.
      • Batch completed dialog now shows milliseconds correctly.
      • Undoing while the color picker is open no longer causes instability issues.
      • Vector mask points no longer retain their selection incorrectly while points are being added
      • Using brush masks on specific GPUs no longer causes instability issues.
    1. Version 6.0

      Released | Read more on the blog »

      New in Imerge Pro Version 6.0

      • Added Brush Masks, which let you quickly paint masks onto layers or effects.
      • You can now move, rotate and resize multiple selected layers at once.
      • Add a "Multi-point Gradient" effect, in which you can create gradients using an unlimited amount of colored points.
      • Added a "Light Rays" effect, which uses bright spots to cast light rays in your scene.
      • RAW assets now have a bespoke denoise algorithm, which can remove defect pixels and larger noise patterns.
      • Added a "Lens Distortion" effect, which can be used to perform lens-based adjustments, such as barrel/pincushion distortion or chromatic aberration.
      • Added a "Halftone" effect, which can produce a stylized newspaper print effect.

      Enhancements

      • Changed the way the canvas resize dialog works to speed up initial asset importing.
      • Slightly improved the performance of our render engine.
      • The Black & White, Colorize Black & White, Saturation Editor, Linear Gradient, Radial Gradient, and Rotational Motion Blur effects are now significantly faster.
      • You can now change the mask overlay color in the settings menu.
      • Improved and fixed some issues with the blend-if controls.

      Bug Fixes

      • Dragging a layer to the bottom of a closed group is now ordered correctly.
      • Fixed an issue where the layer's opacity slider would behave incorrectly if clicked at the bottom of it.
      • Resetting a color mask now resets all of its properties correctly.
      • Resetting the transform of a text layer will no longer change the layer's size to the size of the canvas.
      • Fixed instability when you dragged images onto the canvas from a web browser.
      • Fixed icon style for crop and snap buttons when you are on the batch view.
      • Locked layers can no longer be moved via multiple selection.
      • Resetting a vector mask now resets all of its properties correctly.
      • Fixed an issue where resetting a preset drop-down would reset the selected item as well.
      • Fixed an issue where batch processing was consuming more memory than it should have.
      • Fixed an issue where a text layer's size mode would not size to fixed when you resized them.
      • Fixed an issue where canceling the save of a project template could cause the application to get stuck.
      • Fixed instability when closing the application while the preview window is open.
      • Fixed issue with the Threshold effect not working correctly at 100% opacity.
      • Fixed issue with Long shadow rendering incorrectly when scaling the layer.
    1. Version 5.0

      Released | Read more on the blog »

      New in Imerge Pro Version 5.0

      • Added a "Denoise" effect, which reduces noise in an image while preserving detail.
      • RAW images are now automatically lens corrected, based on the camera and lens they were taken with, when they are imported.
      • Added a "Skin Retouch" effect, which allows you to make tone and detail adjustments to regions of skin.
      • Added a "Bevel and Emboss" effect, allowing you to add bevels or emboss images with custom contouring tools.
      • Added a "Fractal noise" effect, which can be used to generate textures using a wide array of fractal generation properties.
      • Added a "Fractal distortion" effect, that uses a fractal based pattern to distort the image.
      • Added a "Color match background" effect, so you can now color match a pre keyed image to another background.
      • Color and icon revamp in some areas of the application.
      • You now have the choice to save a project with a full render. These projects can be opened directly, as an asset, by HitFilm 14.

      Enhancements

      • The color dropper now has the ability to pick an average color.
      • Masks and effects controls are now also locked when the layer is locked.
      • Inactive layer content items now have their settings collapsed.
      • Improved the "Outline" effect to support stroke styles.
      • Effect presets can now be viewed and added straight from the effect add menu.
      • Added "Diffuse" presets to the "Gaussian Blur" effect.
      • Added a "Drop shadow" preset to the "Outer Glow" effect.

      Bug Fixes

      • A gradient mask's center point can now be changed via the UI.
      • Fixed a rare issue where masks were not applying correctly on adjustment layers.
      • Fixed an instability when a transparent layer used the “Clip” blend mode.
      • All of a group layer's children are now also locked.
      • Improved layer list renaming to prevent accidental edits.
      • Fixed issues with dropdown menus not closing correctly.
      • Default effect stack presets now appear in the Insert object menu.
      • Fixed an issue where dragging immediately after adding a vector mask point wouldn't work correctly when the mask is on a group layer.
      • Fixed an issue where the internal group order would become incorrect.
    1. Version 4.0

      Released

      New in Imerge Pro Version 4.0

      • Added a "Glow" Effect, used to give images subtle or vibrant lighting effects.
      • Added a “Displacement" Effect, which can be used to distort an image to match the contours of the layer below.
      • Added a “Threshold" effect, which can threshold an image's brightness to create a two tone style.
      • Added a “Keystone Correction" effect, allowing you to fix perspective distortions.
      • Added a “Chromatic Aberration" effect, to give your images stylized looks.
      • Added a “Matte Cleaner" effect, giving you the tools to clean up pre-keyed images.
      • Added a “Hue Colorize" Effect, allowing you to recolor the image to a given hue.
      • Added a “Long shadow" effect, which enables you to add realistic shadows to objects you are compositing in.
      • Added a “Surface Blur" effect, which preserves edges while blurring.
      • Added a “Rotational Motion Blur" effect.
      • All effects can now save their current state into a custom preset, to be reused later.
      • Gradient editors now have the option to save their current gradient color as a custom preset.
      • Custom canvas sizes can now be saved as presets and used when resizing or creating a new project.
      • The color picker now shows all of the colors currently in use within the project and gives you the option to save a color as a custom preset.
      • Added effect stack presets, which allow you to save an entire stack of effects as a custom preset to be used later.
      • Added export presets, giving you the ability to save export settings as a custom preset.
      • Added project templates, which allows you to save any project as a template.
      • Added the “Blend-If" blend mode, which allows you to control how two adjacent layers blend together.

      Enhancements

      • Projects will now periodically automatically save, minimising any loss of work.
      • The Light wrap effect now has options to specify the direction and the color of the wrapping light.
      • You can now open image files to start a new project with the image already added.
      • Improved the user interface and functionality of the Image Luminance Mask.
      • Improved user experience of the gradient mask and linear gradient effect while also adding more control to the masking capability.
      • Toggling the visibility icons on the layer list will now also change the visibility of all selected layers.
      • There is a new option on the layer list to hide all but your selected layers.

      Bug Fixes

      • Added a warning message when you reset user preferences.
      • Improved a specific memory usage issue on some lower spec graphics cards.
      • Fixed instability when using very large font sizes.
      • Fixed chroma key not working correctly when opening project from an older version.
      • Fixed cursor icon getting stuck as certain icons when it shouldn't.
      • Effects and masks now copy their names as well.
      • Fixed some ui components that didn't correctly show they were in a disabled state.
      • Fixed an issue with the Grain effect producing artefacts at specific sizes.
      • Stopped the outer glow effect from clipping with large images on large canvases.
      • Fixed an issue where you could get into a strange selection mode when using the pan tool.
      • When you change the canvas size with “Maintain positions" off, layer scales will update accordingly in addition to their positions.
      • Fixed a layout issue with sliders and text inputs that could cause the text inputs to shrink.
      • Fixed issue where you could unintentionally toggle the page orientation in the canvas settings.
      • Fixed an issue where the softness controls on shape masks were hard to grab.
      • Fixed an issue with searching on the layer list when it has closed group layers.
    1. Version 3.0

      Released

      New in Imerge Pro Version 3.0

      • Added the Group Layer type which allows you to organize your project and, more importantly, to create localized stacks of layers, masks, and effects which don't affect the layers below the group.
      • Added Clip and Knockout blend modes which allow you to, using an alpha clipping region, either restrict what comes through from the layers below or punch through the layers below.
      • Added a "Colorize Black and White" effect which is used to apply a color or a gradient of color to a black and white image.
      • Added a "Remove Stock Background" effect which is used to remove white or black backgrounds from stock photos.
      • Added a "Highpass" effect which applies a high pass filter to the image.
      • Added a "Highpass Sharpen" effect which allows you to sharpen images easily using a high pass method.
      • Added a Straighten tool which provides a fast and intuitive way rotate the entire canvas or layer selections.
      • Added a Layout menu which provides a number of options to align or distribute a set of selected layers.

      Enhancements

      • Added more controls to the Luminance Key effect.
      • Added keyboard toggles for hiding and showing effects and masks.
      • Added opacity sliders next to some color pickers.
      • Added a color dropper on the saturation editor.
      • The "Set canvas to same size" (previously "Trim canvas to layer") feature now takes into account the rotation and scaling of the selected layer.
      • Added the ability to hold shift while dragging a layer to lock it to move only horizontally or vertically.
      • Added option for a matte color to replace the alpha when exporting to the non-alpha format JPEG.
      • Added ability to configure how the batch system handles duplicate files.
      • Tooltips now show their associated keyboard shortcuts.
      • The font size dropdown can now be adjusted using the arrow keys, in conjunction with optional keyboard modifiers.
      • The save project dialog will now remember the last save location and will use that as the default for the next new project.
      • Masks on adjustment layers can now be shown or overlayed.
      • Improved support for high dpi monitors on Windows.
      • Improved the selection behavior when copying and pasting multiple layers.
      • Improved the performance of effects and masks in the UI.
      • Improved UI at greater than 100% scaling.

      Bug Fixes

      • The color in the color picker can now be accepted, even if the color has not been changed.
      • Some stability and performance issues with AMD graphics cards have been addressed.
      • The zoom to fit option in the print preview window now works correctly.
      • Applying Exposure below other effects no longer causes rendering issues.
      • Navigating to text inputs using the Tab key now works correctly.
      • Loading a project with unlinked assets no longer causes stability issues.
      • Color dodge blend mode now works as intended.
      • Failing to load RAW images no longer causes instability issues.
      • Making a crop with a width or height of 0 no longer causes issues.
      • Having multiple content items on a text layer no longer causes stability issues.
      • Loading a project after a project had already failed to load no longer causes instability issues.
      • Dragging vector mask points no longer causes rendering issues.
      • Drop down menus no longer unexpectedly open on other monitors.
      • Using Exposure no longer causes single pixel artifacts to occur.
      • The Chroma Key's color match background feature now works as intended.
      • Loading RAW image files no longer causes pink highlights or image artifacts.
    1. Version 2.1

      Released

      Enhancements

      • Images that are dragged onto the canvas now check and filter out any unsupported file formats.
      • Changed the export settings to show every export unless the "Don't show again" is checked.
      • Improve memory usage on the demosaic of the RAW image import.

      Bug Fixes

      • Fixed some rendering issues on the preview window.
      • Fixed and issue where the very first load of the preview window would not open on the correct secondary screen, if you have multiple screens.
      • Fixed an issue where files containing non ASCII characters were failing to load.
      • Fixed an issue where HUD elements could partially disappear sometimes.
      • Fixed issues where the UI was not updating correctly when moved between screens with different DPIs.
      • Fixed the tab order on the color picker dialog.
      • Fixed an issue where some links on dialogs were not functioning correctly.
      • Fixed an issue with automatic project file re-linking not working correctly or taking too long.
      • Fixed an issue in Exposure where single pixel artefacts could occur.
      • Fixed an issue when using the color dodge blend mode with bright layers.
      • Fixed an issue when using the Crop Tool to near zero width or height.
      • Fixed an issue where pasting a copy that contained effects did not copy across their visibility properties.
      • Improved stability when image re-linking fails.
      • Improved stability when RAW image files fail to load.
    2. Version 2.0

      Released

      New in Imerge Pro Version 2.0

      • Added a GPU accelerated RAW conversion engine which improves highlight recovery and RAW file load times.
      • Added support for the following export formats: 16 bit PNG, 16 bit TIFF, 16 bit RGBE (HDR) and 16 bit OpenEXR.
      • Added an global insert menu which is used to search and pick insert operations from a context sensitive list based on the currently selected item.
      • Added a more comprehensive layer search which takes into account: layer types, layer state, effects, masks and content items which can be combined to allow complex searches.
      • Added a new “maintain positions” option to the canvas settings dialog which, upon canvas resize, will update all layer positions and dimensions to give the effect of adding more canvas space to a project.
      • Added a resize tool which provides a more flexible way of changing the canvas size while maintaining layer positions.
      • HUD elements now snap to various, configurable, points of interest when they repositioned or resized.
      • Redesigned content items to allow bigger thumbnails, more image details and settings.
      • Added option “Zoom to Extent”, which calculates a zoom level such that all layers fit within the viewer.
      • The highlight recovery on the exposure effect has been improved.
      • Project previews, layer thumbnails and content thumbnails now support high dpi monitors.
      • Greatly improved the speed of project loading, initial renders and multiple image imports.

      Enhancements

      • Metadata can now be customised per batch output.
      • The project search, on the home screen, now also matches projects based on layer names and image filenames used inside the project.
      • Suitable input fields, most commonly rotation based, now automatically wrap around.
      • Ability to configure the UI so the layers and layer controls are on the left instead of the right.
      • H and V keyboard shortcuts for hand and selection tools.
      • Added ability to rename effects.
      • Added ability to preserve aspect ratio when resizing area masks and radial gradients, when holding down the shift key.
      • Chroma key matte can now be blurred to introduce a uniform softening to all its edges.
      • Content items can now be copied and pasted.
      • HUD labels now stay within the viewer region.
      • Added targa import support.
      • Added support for embedded grayscale color profiles in imported images.

      Bug Fixes

      • Hex color field on the color selector now updates the selected color when changed.
      • Multiple layers, selected from the layer list, now properly move together when dragged or nudged.
      • Changing the dpi of a canvas template now properly accounts for template orientation.
      • Fixed an issue where the curves effect white picker was not working correctly.
      • Zoom to fit can now zoom to over 100%.
      • Area mask HUD and controls now have the same maximum softness.
      • Improved layout of vector mask controls.
      • Fixes an issue where you could paste masks and effects onto layers that could not support them.
      • Fixed last opened project sorting on the home screen.
      • Layer locking and unlocking are now on the same keyboard shortcut.
    1. Version 1.2

      Released

      New in Imerge Pro Version 1.2

      • macOS 10.14 Mojave is now supported.
      • New controls to allow easily switching between point and paragraph text, and setting the size of paragraph text.
      • Improved behaviour of anchor, origin and position controls to make them more predictable.
      • Improved drag-and-drop of effects and masks.
      • Added support for selecting contiguous ranges using the shift key on layers, effects and masks.
      • Added ability to nudge multiple selected layers via canvas controls using the arrow keys.
      • Added 'Select all' keyboard shortcut to various contexts.
      • Added Project template for 8.5 x 11 inches (US Letter).

      Enhancements

      • Paragraph text dimensions have been changed from pixel to percentage units.
      • Improved behaviour of converting straight points to curved in Vector Masks.
      • Improved global toolbar layout.
      • Improved, more compact layout of transform controls.
      • Batch Output items are now collapsible.
      • Improved installer on Windows when overwriting previous versions.
      • Added option to clear the OpenCL program cache.
      • Added reset feature for application settings.
      • Improved behaviour when scrolling lists using a trackpad on macOS.
      • Increased size of tooltips.

      Bug Fixes

      • Fixed the layer insert position of dragged and dropped images.
      • Fixed text alignment not copying as part of layer.
      • Fixed an issue with print margins not being correctly updated when switching between default, none and custom modes.
      • Searching Project list on the Home screen no longer causes stability issues.
      • Fixed missing close button on Export Settings dialog.
      • Trying to access EXIF/IPTC data from deleted layers no longer causes stability issues.
      • Fixed gradient mask canvas controls not rendering properly.
      • Fixed position and scale of canvas controls when opening projects in some circumstances.
      • Fixed rendering of Outline effect on Text layers with some Intel hardware.
      • Fixed minor rendering issues with some effects on Intel graphics hardware.
      • Fixed undo shortcut sometimes not working.
      • Fixed reset on Softness property of Color Selection.
      • Fixed artifacts in masks with Quad Warp.
      • Fixed Chroma Key not consistently detecting key color at some zoom levels.
    2. Version 1.1

      Released

      New in Imerge Pro Version 1.1

      • Enhanced spinbox number inputs to support mouse drags changing the value.
      • Canvas controls will now disappear when editing effects which do not need them.
      • Mask and Effect mode changes are now undo-able.
      • All font settings are now remembered when adjusted and used for new text layers.
      • Added information about OS and hardware requirements to installer.

      Enhancements

      • Color pickers now close when you click outside them.
      • Improved behavior when importing multiple images and one import fails.
      • Improved the behavior of Effect search when using partial matches.
      • Improved compatibility in LUT effect with cube files.
      • Improved visual quality of LUT effect.
      • Improved performance when manipulating masks on a layer with lots of effects.
      • Improved user interface for the color selection tool.
      • Improved automatic image relinking.
      • Improved render of Quad Warp effect.
      • Improved compatibility with JPEG files which were corrupt but still readable.
      • Improved behaviour when an image cache directory cannot be created.
      • When adding points in the Curves effect they now appear as soon as the mouse is clicked and not when the button is released.
      • Improved application startup speed in some cases.

      Bug Fixes

      • Fixed issue with layer resize handles not appearing consistently when pressing shift.
      • Fixed issue where the canvas did not update occasionally on systems with Intel HD graphics.
      • Fixed an issue where layers moved around by a pixel as you zoomed in and out.
      • Fixed an issue where the layer item thumbnail sometimes displayed the wrong image.
      • Fixed various minor UI issues.
    3. Version 1.0

      Released

      New in Imerge Pro Version 1.0

      • Initial Release.