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The world’s first non-destructive RAW image compositor

Create pro-level composites with unlimited layers and zero baked-in changes. Imerge Pro is the first photo editing software to keep your image data RAW and your layers self-contained. Every edit is live. Every change is flexible. No need to hide and show layers to compare different compositions - each layer can hold multiple images or text items for every variation.


Highlights

 

Every layer is flexible

Keep your edits live and your color data RAW. No more compressing to 8-bit or worrying about the light wrap you added six layers ago.

Easily undo any change.

Textual chemistry We treat your text like any other layer. Jazz up your words by adding effects, outlines, gradients, and pattern fills. Like to experiment? We’ve got you covered with multiple text variations all inside one layer. That branding project just got a whole lot easier.

Composite faster with 38 filters

Want more vibrant colors or a crisp, clear edge detail in seconds? Scale up image quality and cut down editing time with Imerge Pro filter effects.

Black & white
Bleach bypass
Channel viewer
Chroma key
Clarity
Clouds
Color adjustment
Color difference key
Color overlay
Curves
Dehaze
Directional blur
Exposure
Gaussian blur
Grain
Inner glow
Invert
LUT (look-up table)
Levels
Light wrap
Linear gradient
Luminance key
Noise
Outer glow
Outline
Pattern overlay
Pixelate
Quad warp
Radial gradient
Remove color matting
Saturation editor
Scan lines
Sharpen
Spill removal
Tone coloring
Vignette
White balance
Zoom blur

It does what it says

Imerge Pro is designed by humans like you. So you won’t have to google every feature to know how to use it. Every slider and effect is where you need it to be.

Make sure the coast is clear

Need your image to POP? Filters to the rescue! Make those blacks darker and the whites brighter with Clarity. With a Structure slider for ultimate contrast control, you’ll be sure to get the look you want every time.

Get down and dirty with detail

Sharpen up your act (and your image) by bringing back all the fine detail captured in your camera. Imerge’s detail and sharpening tools mean that you can increase or decrease fine lines and edges in your images with ease.

Easily remove fog and mist

Get that once-in-a-lifetime shot, no matter the weather. The Dehaze filter gives you the power to quickly clear bad weather or add some ominous fog for your own 221B Baker Street look. Elementary!

Fix it in post

Pick out your perfect colors, even after you’ve taken your shot. Tone down loud colors or change shades entirely with the Color Adjustment filter. Gift yourself total flexibility and the power of the rainbow.

Don’t stand in the shadows

Create the image you wish you’d captured in camera. Increase vibrance without ruining skin tones. Correct images, enhance contrast and fix exposure using Shadows & Highlights.

More than a cookie cutter

Stay on-trend with ease. From cinematic looks to fashion shots, Instagram-style filters to Ansel Adams-style black and white wonders, Imerge has got everything built-in. Add some personal flair with our customizable sliders.

No need to hide

In Imerge, masks aren’t just for layers (or costume parties). Use them to define where your effect or filter is applied. Ramp up the vibrancy of your sky without affecting the rest of your landscape using a gradient mask, or turn eyes from green to blue with a simple area mask.

Lots and LUTs of options

Create your own custom grade inside the software, or import your favorite LUTs for the perfect look in no time at all. Save time in post-production, unify your images with certain looks and start yourself down the road to a perfect color grade.

Bespoke RAW engine

Imerge has a powerful RAW engine which gets the best out of your images. Don’t have time to spare? Never fear, as Imerge Pro’s new RAW engine is custom-built and GPU accelerated, giving you lightning-fast speed when importing any RAW images.

Edit images in all their glory

A new dawn of defined colors and fine detail is here! You now have the power to import and edit RAW files right in your image compositor. Want to go big? Imerge Pro handles huge full frame & medium format images (provided your computer is up to the task).

Touch up your highlights1

Benefit from all the flexibility and power of working with RAW when editing that cloudy landscape image. Recover blown out highlights in the sky with a simple slider using Imerge’s impressive Exposure effect.

1. Only available on supported RAW files from cameras with a Bayer Color Filter Array.
2. All tests were conducted on Windows 10 Pro, with a Intel i5 8400, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB and Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD.

It’s easy keying green

No more manual keying! Imerge Pro automatically removes green screen from areas that would take hours with industry standard software. A+ composites, B+ effort.

Easily split hairs

Don’t cry over spilled green. Let Imerge Pro tackle the details with automated matte cleaners, spill suppression, and edge-color effects. Remove fringing on wispy strands, blend mesh veils, and never lose your edge.

Play with fire

The Luminance Key lets you precisely extract objects like fires and explosions from black or white backgrounds without spillage or spots. You can even harness the light source from your foreground to create a life-like matte effect.

Automatic color matching

Experimenting with different backgrounds in your composite? Imerge’s automatic color matching feature adds spill suppression (for those pesky green edges), light wrap and re-grades the foreground to match the background color.

Blend with the background

Keeping a hard edge on your keyed image makes it stand out from the background, creating a sharp, jagged look. Imerge Pro allows you to soften the edges of your key with precise detail for a greater level of realism with every composite.

Hundreds of looks, zero work

Experiment with backgrounds, foregrounds, and text in one batch process! Imerge Pro automatically adds the right edge colors and light wrap to every green screen combo, so that you can flip between options with ease.

Platform & workflow

Imerge Pro is layer-based image compositing software that is GPU accelerated, making performance astonishingly fast, even on high-resolution images. Some of the unique features of Imerge Pro include:

  • Non-destructive: Nothing is baked in. Imerge Pro keeps your changes live and your color data RAW. Retain the full range of colors and gradients in that 16-bit California sunset throughout the editing process.
  • RAW processing: Imerge has a powerful bespoke RAW engine which gets the best out of your images. Custom-built and GPU accelerated, it gives you lightning-fast speed when importing any RAW images.
  • Your files at your fingertips: Imerge Pro's unique home screen has already found all the projects on your system, so you can just open them and get started.
  • Project templates or custom setup: Quickly choose from presets, or set your own canvas resolution and shape.
  • Does all image processing in 16-bit float.
  • Client preview on a second monitor: Impress clients and passing customers at shows with a clean, full quality preview on a second screen, with all interface elements hidden.
  • Import formats:
    • Standard formats including JPEG, PNG.
    • High-quality formats including TIFF, RAW.
    • Specialist formats including: EXR (single-layer RGBA), HDR & PSD (flattened).
  • Export formats: You can adjust the following file formats to control the compression used in the exported image: JPEG, TIFF, PNG.
  • We support metadata: Stored metadata including: EXIF, XMP & IPTC.

Batch processing

  • Layer content: Layers can be made up of multiple images and will provide the ability to export all the combinations.
  • Multiple outputs: Export a number of delivery formats so your content is client ready or Instagram ready from the get-go.
  • Content variations: Give yourself ultimate freedom - export multiple backgrounds, foregrounds, text layers to create hundreds of different iterations.

Built-in keying effects

  • Chroma key: Look, no hands! Throw out the rotobrush and let Imerge do all the hard work for you. Never slave over erasing fine hairs or lace detail again.
  • Color difference key: Use this great effect with images that contain transparent or semi-transparent areas, such as smoke, shadows, or glass for a detailed and realistic key.
  • Luminance key: Remove fire and explosions from black or white backgrounds with the intelligently designed Luminance Key. Let it select the pixels that need to be semi-transparent and see results instantly.
  • Spill removal: No use crying over spilled green screen. Don’t be afraid of the dreaded green shadow again with automatic Spill Suppression that neutralizes the shade and removes unwanted spill.

Intelligent masks

Masking is used to manually create a matte. A matte determines which parts of a layer are visible. Practically, this means that masks can be used to cut holes in your layers. But that’s not all - they can also be used to define where a filter is applied! Mask around just the eyes, or alter the exposure of the sky in a landscape quickly and easily.

There are 5 types of masks available in Imerge:

  • Gradient: Easily fade images together, fade to black and white, fade text or even create a photo reflection with a gradient mask.
  • Area: Use an area mask to hide portions of a layer and reveal the layers below. Perfect for combining multiple photos into a single image or getting rid of unwanted details.
  • Vector: Imerge’s vector masks are not pixel-based, and as a result are much more accurate.
  • Image luminance (intelligent): This incredible feature breaks an image down into channels of luminosity so that users can mask based on how bright or dark an area is.
  • Image color selection (intelligent): Much like luminosity, image color selection breaks an image down into color ranges, so that users can easily make specific selections based on color.

Creative filters & effects

  • Black & white: Convert your image to black and white, or reduce the saturation of your image. Imerge Pro’s black and white tool gives you full control over the luminosity of specific colors in your image, so you can dial in the exact results you desire.
  • Bleach bypass: Based on a technique originating in film processing, where the bleaching step was completely or partially skipped during development. Bleaching typically serves the purpose of removing silver emulsion from the film. The result is a dramatic image with high contrast and low saturation.
  • Channel viewer: Quickly exchange individual channels in your image into other results. They are typically used as a diagnostic tool inspecting a particular color space channel from an image.
  • Clarity: This effect allows you to manipulate the local contrast in an image.
  • Clouds: Generate a randomized fractal pattern simulating the appearance of clouds. This is most commonly combined with other effects to produce computer-generated patterns and textures.
  • Color adjustment: Your image can be altered with this tool to correct colors when required, or to alter colors for artistic effect.
  • Color overlay: Adds a color to all the pixels in an image. It will not affect the alpha channel so the shape of your image will be retained and only the color will change. This can be useful for making silhouettes by filling it with black or more creative graphical uses with images that are imported and have an alpha channel.
  • Curves: Curves are a powerful tool for adjusting colors and tones within your image. The graph displays a histogram of all the values present in the currently selected channel. The diagonal line is the curve you will edit, and it represents the relationship between the input values and output values of your image.
  • Dehaze: This effect can add or remove mist or haze from your shots. Create spooky looking scenes, or turn a gray sky clear with a single slider. It does so by estimating the distance each item in your image is from the camera at the time of the shot and adds or removes white based on this distance along with the amount you specify.
  • Directional blur: This effect blurs the image in a specific, user-defined direction.
  • Exposure: Benefit from all the flexibility and power of working with RAW when editing that cloudy landscape image. Recover blown out highlights in the sky with a simple slider using Imerge’s impressive Exposure effect.
  • Gaussian blur: A simple blur which blends each pixel with the pixels surrounding it on all sides, to a radius defined by the user.
  • Grain: Adding grain to your images can be useful for a variety of purposes, including matching existing grain in other elements of a composite, artificially aging an image, or artistic purposes. Grain is similar to noise, but more organic in nature.
  • Inner glow: Applies a glow effect to the inside of the layer’s edges. The glow is applied as a gradient, which fades out as it reaches farther into the image.
  • Invert: Invert individual channels of the image. By default all color channels are inverted, which inverts the entire image. You can also invert specific channels individually.
  • LUT (look-up table): Look Up Tables (LUTs) are files which store a specific map for color adjustment, and allow you to apply a pre-defined color grade or adjustment to your layer very quickly.
  • Levels: Levels gives you detailed information about the channel composition of the layer through the user of a Histogram Display. This histogram shows information about the image just before the effect is applied. This allows you to make adjustments to the tonality of the layer based on this information.
  • Light wrap: Keep your green screen composites looking super realistic. Light wrap adds realism to your subject by simulating light sources in the background wrapping around the edges.
  • Linear gradient: Create the perfect sunset look, or give your image some more depth with our linear gradient effect, which creates a gradient between colors of your choice.
  • Noise: Adding noise to your images can be useful for a variety of purposes, including matching existing noise in other elements of a composite, artificially aging or distressing an image, or artistic purposes.
  • Outer glow: Applies a glow effect to the outside of the layer’s edges. The glow is applied as a gradient, which fades out as it reaches farther from the edges of the image. Perfect for simulating a sun, or light.
  • Outline: Creates a solid line along the edges of the layer.
  • Pattern overlay: Enables you to apply another image as an overlay onto the layer contents. The selected image is applied as a tile pattern, so it always fills the entire contents of the layer.
  • Pixelate: Go full FBI with the Pixelate effect. Hide someone’s identity, or a number plate on a car by selecting a specific area, making it look far lower resolution and blowing up the size of the pixels.
  • Quad warp: Reposition the corners of a layer individually, to alter its perspective or to alter the scale of its contents non-uniformly. The effect provides controls for each individual corner of the layer.
  • Radial gradient: Perfect for that sunny look, use a radial gradient to change one center color to another color at the outside of the radius.
  • Remove color matting: Eliminates halos from the edges of composited elements where the background has been removed. When a composited element has unwanted color around the edges, you can use this tool to remove that color, while still retaining transparency in those edge areas.
  • Saturation editor: The saturation editor is optimized for fine tuning the intensity of each color in the layer. It uses a curve to control the saturation of different colors.
  • Scan lines: Creates a consistent pattern of light and dark lines. Effective for replicating the look of television or other electronic displays, or creating a pattern for graphic purposes.
  • Sharpen: Increase micro contrast around fine edges on the image, which causes the edges stand out more and appear to be in sharper focus.
  • Tone coloring: Tone coloring applies hue shifts to specific tonal ranges of your layer. Unlike color adjustment, which applies adjustments based on color selections, Tone coloring alters color based on tonal selections, or luminosity.
  • Vignette: Subtly or dramatically darken the edges of your frame using this effect. Vignettes help to naturally draw the viewer’s eye toward the center of the frame, and your subject.
  • White balance: Correct the color of inaccurate whites with this tool. You can also use it to warm or cool the colors in the image overall. You can manually correct the white balance using the temperature and tint sliders, but it is usually faster and more effective to start by setting the neutral color.
  • Zoom blur: This effect works by blurring the image outward from a specified center point. It creates a similar effect to quickly extending a zoom lens during an exposure.

Imerge Pro is multi-core and GPU accelerated. For the best performance it's recommended to update your GPU drivers to the latest version before running Imerge Pro.

  • Windows: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • macOS: macOS X 10.12 Sierra and up
  • Internet connection: Required for online activation
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 4GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Graphics card: 2048MB graphics memory for projects up to 24MP. 4GB+ for projects over 24MP
    • Windows:
      • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (GT2) (2012)
      • NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series (2012)
      • AMD R7 Series (2013)
    • macOS:
      • Dedicated cards from 2012 onwards
    • OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 1.2 support
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Version 2.0 - Released January 29, 2019

New

  • 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.

Version 1.2 - Released 24 October 2018

  • macOS 10.14 Mojave is now supported.
  • New controls to allow easy switching between point and paragraph text, and setting the size of paragraph text.
  • Improved behavior 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 behavior 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 behavior when scrolling lists using a trackpad on macOS.
  • Increased size of tooltips.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the layer insert position of dragged and cropped 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.

Version 1.1 - Released 27 September 2018

  • 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 the 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 behavior 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.

Version 1 - Released 17 September 2018

  • Initial Release.