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Amazing HDR Photos in 32-Bit Quality

HDR Projects revolutionizes your images, providing seven HDR algorithms and tight control over multiple parameters.

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Justine Jordan Where does the original price come from because the website link only shows the price in euros and the 149 shown would not currently convert to near $180? This link lists the price as $149 US.
Jul 1 2015 at 7:08am Copy Link
projects-software the original street-price is 149 EUR. is not a valid source by the franzis publishing house. price differs may vary due to different currencies / time-stamps.
Franzis Verlag GmbH - Jul 1 2015 at 7:29am Copy Link
Justine Jordan Thanks but it still does not explain the $180.90 price that is the base used for the markdown. As I indicated initially, 149 EUR is not going to convert to that amount. The euro is not currently worth more than the U.S. dollar, it is worth less so making it 1-to-1 is generous. Making it more is highly inaccurate. The discount is around 54% using the 149 EUR price as the base.
Jul 1 2015 at 9:11am Copy Link
Constantin Florea When determining which prices we show for a promotion, we browse to the Buy Now link used during the promotion and use the prices we see in there.

The regular price of $180.90 was the price we noticed when we started setting up the promotion. I have just browsed to the Buy Now link again and noticed the price is slightly lower this time: $176.88. I updated this price into the promotion page. There is also a note in the buy page for this promotion which states:
Please note: the USD price of $176.88 is based on a regular price of EUR 145. This price may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates.

The e-Commerce we're using during this promotion is Cleverbridge. The regular price is determined by the currency exchange rate used by Cleverbridge.

The discounted price of $69.00 is fixed meaning that it does not depend on any currency exchange rates.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 1 2015 at 10:32am Copy Link
Justine Jordan Actually I was totally wrong. The euro is higher than the USD on the chart I was using so the correct figure for me rounded off $165. But it is apparently irrelevant since the price is fixed at $69. At least I now understand why I sometimes see the same Franzis product discounted with differing original prices.

I apologize for bringing my confusion here today and thanks for your time.
Jul 1 2015 at 12:29pm Copy Link
Marshall Brown Frankly, I have not had much luck with the claims of some photo optimizer type software. Is there a trial version available before I consider spending $69 on another disappointment?
Jul 3 2015 at 4:55am Copy Link
Justine Jordan Marshall Brown,

You can download a demo version and user manual from the website link above (http://www.projects-softw...-standard/).
Jul 3 2015 at 6:32am Copy Link
Pascal User I put a comment on this software"".
I had paid 69 euros.
Jul 4 2015 at 2:34am Copy Link
paul Does HDR Projects (hopefully) execute on Windows XP 64bit ?
Jul 4 2015 at 2:51am Copy Link
Louis H For a review of 20 different HDR programs....

Be aware that He reviews HDR Projects 2, AND he is partial to another company's program. Nonetheless it might help folks get a feel for what is out there and how this program's previous version compares.

Here is the link for comparing the differences between HDR Projects 2 and 3...


If my budget could afford it, I would pick this one up as the changes and additions to Version 3 indicate this company is dedicated to it's current and future development.
Jul 4 2015 at 4:01am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel The link provided by Louis H lists Photomatix Pro 5 as top notch tool. A quick research shows, that both tools are distributed by Franzis. What is the difference between them?
Jul 4 2015 at 4:27am Copy Link
Roger Booton Ashampoo have a better version of this for half the price
Jul 4 2015 at 4:51am Copy Link
Louis H @ Roger Booton.

First off... Thank you for alerting me to the fact that there is a version available through Ashampoo!

I am trying the trial versions for both the Ashampoo and the BDJ versions. While the Ashampoo Elements version is cheaper, (I was given a member's price of 19.99 USD - non member price 69.00 USD) it also has fewer options and features than the Standard version being offered at BDJ today. It's similar to the difference between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Both of those programs are quite powerful, but Full Photoshop is capable of so much more than PS Elements.

I can definitely swing $20 and will most likely pick up a copy from Ashampoo. This will allow me to take more time and do a better comparison and then determine if the more advanced versions would be worth the purchase at a later date if such a discount becomes available again.

After less than 30 minutes of playing around with the trial versions of both, I like what I am seeing. I simply cannot afford to go with the $69 discounted version offered here today at BDJ. (Although I would say that the program is worth it.)

A MAJOR difference is that the BDJ Standard version offers built in processing of RAW files. This is not an option in the Ashampoo Elements Version. Since I do all of my RAW file processing in either Lightroom or ACR (Adobe Camera Raw), this is not a necessary feature for me to have. Nonetheless, it is a NICE feature to have the option for. It allows you to bring the image into the program without having to first take it into another. Since I am not a professional, and also retired, saving time with my workflow is not a necessity.

Another difference is that the BDJ Standard Version did want to install plugins into Photoshop. The Ashampoo Elements version did not. Heads up, however, for folks who want/need this feature - it did not recognize Photoshop CC 2015. It looked for CC 2014 and earlier. I was able to manually install the plugin. It allows you to export the image to the BDJ Standard version. It would make more sense - or perhaps be more valuable - if this plugin worked with the Elements version. (Although once can certainly set up Photoshop to do this without a premade export plugin.)

One serious Con, for me at least, is the lack of an in-program help file.I could find no specific manual - even online as a pdf - for the Elements version. You can download a very basic 21 page manual for the BDJ Standard version. Most of that does apply to the Elements version as well. I would still prefer a more extensive manual.

I just noticed that licensed copies of the Elements version can UPGRADE to the Standard version for 49 Euro, so that is a plus.


Hope some of this helps someone.

Summary - If I had the $69 today, I would make the purchase. Since I do not, I will go with the Ashampoo version and upgrade at a later date.

Thanks to BDJ and Franzis for bringing this program to my attention!
Jul 4 2015 at 6:38am Copy Link
PRM User This is rather funny - i'm working in the building on the railway picture - which is Zurich Altstetten, Switzerland.
Dec 23 2015 at 1:22am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Franzis Verlag GmbH has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 24 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
Nigel User If anyone is sitting on the fence with this program, should I or should I not buy it. At this price it's a steal, I bought it last time it was offered on here, I'm not really into HDR but this program doesn't overdo it and really does bring boring photos to life. All these were done with this program and all were dull photos I'm not affiliated in any way, just very impressed with this program.
Dec 24 2015 at 2:54am Copy Link
_*_ Is this an older version? It appears that you can get the Pro version here for $20, but it is version 3 and the developer talks of a version 4.

Is Bits selling older versions?
Dec 24 2015 at 4:14am Copy Link
Support I downloaded the trial software and installed it - NICE Product!
Now that I have purchased it - do I need to uninstall the trial version and reinstall the purchased downloaded version?
Mar 3 2018 at 3:35pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Franzis Verlag GmbH has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 4 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
Joe User click on register via internet, nada, nothing , zilch, zip happens. deleted
Jul 27 2018 at 8:07am Copy Link
cait User Me too, no email, nothing. You have to sign up for their email ads too, or they won't validate
Jul 28 2018 at 6:20am Copy Link
govertz Where is the personal user id and registration code to be found? Without this free offer is useless.
Jul 28 2018 at 7:26am Copy Link
ForumGuru Downloaded and registered without issue. Program runs as do all of my Franzis software. Note: The description describes this software as being V3 multiple times but this is actually V4 (V4.41.02511). Cheers
Jul 28 2018 at 10:19am Copy Link
Adam Bryan Not working for me. Downloaded the zip, extracted, ran and crashed (tried three times). Downloaded the zip again and repeated but this time no crash but also nothing happens. Any ideas anyone? (I'll let you know if I get it working)

Thanks in advance
Jul 28 2018 at 6:00pm Copy Link
Geoff Fischer The emails came but the last one had a confirmation link that returned a " Can't find the page " notice.

So far a stand still
Jul 28 2018 at 11:04pm Copy Link
Glenn Stoughton Franzis install requires a Personal User ID # and a Registration Code #
which is supposed to be made available but was not. EMail receipt only provides download link.
Jul 30 2020 at 5:25am Copy Link
Kyle user @Glen Stoughton....the process is not very intuitive...Open the download which opens the software registration screen....the select the Internet button on that screen. Your web browser will open and ask you to register an account email....

I know by now you are frothing at the mouth...but hang in there......

Enter your email details and you then receive an email with the software code, the Personal user id and the registration code...

Looonnnnnggggg process but worth it!

BTW I'm an avid user of Franzis software - NOT associated with them.
Jul 30 2020 at 7:01am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller I wont even try on this offer. So I'll repeat this comment I have written before:

For some odd reason their auto server for reg. codes wont send to my domain e-mail. It's not as I have stated to them a dozen times not going to a "Spam" box! I can and do receive e-mail from them, just not reg. codes. I have tried several times to discuss this with them, yet they fail in every aspect of customer service to look into the issue. Oh there is an account and it says I have all this software from them, yet I have not once ever received a code. E-mail is right, e-mail is good, and nothing going to spam. Too bad for them, I buy graphic programs.
One pist off person,
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller
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Jul 23 at 4:49am
Jul 30 2020 at 9:13am Copy Link
Bizz Mark I had the same problem. Jumped through ALL the Hoops, Finally got the user ID and Code, got it installed when it asked for a Serial Number, which NEVER has arrived.

Without the Serial Number, after all that busy work, the software is DEMO ONLY and good for a 30 day TRIAL.

I could have gotten that with a single click of the button on their website rather than this convoluted process.

BitsDuJour and Franzis should be ashamed!
Jul 30 2020 at 11:45am Copy Link
Glenn Stoughton The Serial # is the same as the Registration Code #. The registration process is a tad convoluted but it all worked out for me by restarting the program, entering in the personal info to receive future mailings, then plugging in the subsequently mailed keys. Looks to be a great HDR program.
Jul 30 2020 at 12:06pm Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller Tried again and said sent ID and Reg...Nope never sent again.
Jul 30 2020 at 1:29pm Copy Link
Rustem Faz Hello.
I have received link instead of license key. Is it possible to solve this problem?
Mar 6 2021 at 4:36am Copy Link
Doris User First try: Okay ... I jumped through all of their hoops (ALL of them!) and *finally* got to install the program. Once installed, it told me that I had "30 days remaining", and was asking me for a "Serial Number". I went back to the activation email and found a user ID number, and a registration code, and the program won't accept either one of them.

Second Try: I sent for the code again, and I ran the program again, and cut/pasted the numbers I was sent. Still didn't work.

Third Try: I sent for the registration code a third time. I put the registration number into where it's asking for a serial number (?), and it again told me that I needed to put in the right number.

I should add that the requester came up behind my email client and my browser on the first try, and I ran the program again before realizing it was there. Not sure of which requester I input the numbers - first or second run.

These people make things so complicated, that it's really hard to understand what they want, and how to go about making it happen. The same sort of thing happened with a previous program I got from them.

Mar 6 2021 at 7:56am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Rustem Faz, Please read the Instructions section in the receipt email. Those instructions are the following:
During the installation you will be able to get your registration information for this product by filling in a registration form.

So you would have to follow the steps in that registration form in order to get your assigned registration information.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 6 2021 at 12:43pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Doris User, I just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mentioned.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 6 2021 at 12:48pm Copy Link
InterestedParty I tried to download from the link- it does not work and when I try again, I get a message saying it has been downloaded too many times from this link! Well, maybe it has but never arrived here.
Trying to "purchase" the free promotion again just gets me a telling off that it's limited to 1 purchase - so at this point, I am out of options.
Mar 6 2021 at 4:43pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Franzis Verlag GmbH has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 7 2021 at 12:11am Copy Link
Billy User What good is free if you can't get the registration. link to work..
Mar 7 2021 at 8:43am Copy Link
Dave User Could not download the software . What's the problem?
Mar 7 2021 at 9:07am Copy Link
J User Hello,
I am changing computers soon. Will I be able to reinstall with the same credentials again on my new computer ? Thanks
Mar 7 2021 at 10:39am Copy Link
Joseph User Edge reports: can't be downloaded securely
Dec 7 2021 at 4:14am Copy Link
franp User Unable to log in ... It says it sends me an e-mail for my lost pasdsword, e-mail which I never receive.
Dec 7 2021 at 6:29am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @franp User, I have just sent you an email regarding the issue you mentioned.

If you didn't receive that email I sent you or if you still have trouble logging in, please contact us at
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 7 2021 at 11:04am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Joseph User, Indeed, that message is because our servers where the installers are hosted, do not have https, they only have http. But that only means that you will not download the installers securely, however the installers themselves are free of any toolbars/adware/spyware.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 7 2021 at 11:05am Copy Link
Edward where can I get user id and registration number?
Dec 7 2021 at 11:59am Copy Link
fred dek prosze o informacje gdzie moge uzyskac identyfikator uzytkownika i numer rejestracyjny?
W email nie otrzymalem...
O.K. -przejsciowe problemy z internetem - teraz otrzymalem potrzebne dane.
Przepraszam za zamieszanie.
Dec 7 2021 at 12:01pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Edward, Please install the application and at one moment during the installation you will be able to request your key online.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 7 2021 at 2:08pm Copy Link
Er User I got the download email, but when I clicked the download button nothing happened. I tried several times with the same result. Now I get a message that I have downloaded it too many times.
Dec 7 2021 at 7:57pm Copy Link
rodken Can't download
Dec 7 2021 at 10:04pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Franzis Verlag GmbH has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 8 2021 at 12:11am Copy Link
franp User Unable to log in to the SPECIAL FRANZIS.DE website page for registration... Franzis form says it sends me an e-mail for my lost password, e-mail which I never receive.
Dec 8 2021 at 1:39am Copy Link
Cong Cu Tot Thank !
Dec 8 2021 at 7:40pm Copy Link
Bruce Brent No license key was provided in the download link e-mail sent to me.
Nov 25 2022 at 8:50am Copy Link
Yu User No license key
Nov 25 2022 at 1:51pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Franzis Verlag GmbH has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2022 at 12:11am Copy Link
Eros No license key/serial number provided. I downloaded the software. Then I was prompted to enter serial #. I went through the registration process and I received yet another email to download software again but no serial #. How do I get serial # to activate the software?
Nov 26 2022 at 2:28am Copy Link
Constantin Florea In the BitsDuJour receipt email there is also a direct link to the registration page which you can use to register and get the registration information.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2022 at 3:39am Copy Link
Eros Yes, I know. That's the link I used to get the registration info but all I received was another link to download the software again. I received no registration code. This is why I sent you the message and requested a solution. So, what next?
Nov 26 2022 at 3:56am Copy Link
Bruce Brent Constantin, still no license key. As mentioned above, there is NO link to registration. You really should try it yourself and you'll be just as frustrated as we are.

By the end if this day (November 26): no registration key, uninstall the program is the only alternative.
Nov 26 2022 at 6:21am Copy Link
Constantin Florea There is no registration key in the receipt email you receive from BitsDuJour.

However the BitsDuJour receipt email does contain the direct link to the installer as well as the following phrase:
As an alternative method to go through the registration process to get your registration information, you can click on the following URL:
followed by the actual registration URL and when you click on that URL, it allows registering on the product website to get the registration information/key/code.

If after you register on the product website, you still don't get the registration information/code in the email, please use another email address. This is what the vendor advised us to tell customers for a similar previous promotion we had with one of this vendor's products.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2022 at 7:32am Copy Link
Dana Anderson The "link" to the license key is not a link, it is only text that needs to be copied and pasted into the browser. And it does not lead to the license. If you look at the link text, it is direct to the zip file!
Nov 26 2022 at 7:35am Copy Link
Yu User There is no serial number there. I downloaded from email link, from web site, from receipt - nothing is there!
Nov 26 2022 at 8:06am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Dana Anderson, I am looking at the BitsDuJour receipt emails of this promotion using Outlook (as the email client) and I do see the links rendered as links (not as text). My guess is that if you see the links rendered as text, it may have to do with the settings of the email client you are using.

The .zip link is actually the direct link to the installer. The .zip link is repeated in the Instructions section. During the installation process you should be able to register the product using a pop-up window which appears at that time.

The other link (from the Instruction section) is the URL which if you browse to it, will allow you to register and get the registration information from the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2022 at 8:35am Copy Link
Dana Anderson @Constantin: Again, there is no license! I installed and it popped up a window alright, asking for the license. As I stated before, I do not want all kinds of emails from them. The license should be given to us. We should not have to agree to all kinds of email and storage of personal data, as the "alternative" link forces us to input! If this is how these "free" promos will go from now on, I will just delete the emails from now on! Did you even try that "alternative" link? You will see what we are forced to agree to in order to get the license!
Nov 26 2022 at 9:13am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Dana Anderson, Most of our giveaways (definitely over 90% of our giveaways) show either a redeemable code or the registration code into the receipt email, I agree that that is the easiest way for customers. However there are vendors who choose to have the customers go through a special registration process (this giveaway is an example of that) in order to get the registration information, and in order to bring those titles in front of our customers (as giveaways) we have to agree to those work flows (registration processes) imposed by vendors.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2022 at 9:29am Copy Link
Bruce Brent Constantin, I know you're doing your best to attempt to rectify this "no license" issue, but I doubt anyone will jump through hoops and get Outlook to get the license key.

Most, if not all, of those who are attempting to retrieve a license code are using a standard browser which WON'T include a license key.

Constantin, you have to READ what those above are saying and NOT use your "special" way of retrieving the license key. As for me, well, this is telling me to uninstall this program because it's only taking up unnecessary space on my computer's hard drive.
Nov 26 2022 at 9:34am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Dana Anderson, I just sent you the registration URL which you could use to register the product. That URL is also in the receipt email.

Unfortunately, in the case of this promotion there are only two ways through which you could get the registration information:
- using that registration URL which I just sent you (the same one from the receipt email)
- running the installer and in the pop-up which appears at some point, pressing a button (I believe it is called "Internet") which does the same thing as the registration URL.

We always try to make things (registration wise) easier for our customers but at times we are constrained by the way the title was implemented. So in this case, there is no other way (except for the two methods mentioned above) to get the registration information.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2022 at 9:38am Copy Link
Bruce Brent Constantin, FINALLY, the correct link was sent/e-mailed to me, THANK YOU. This link DOES have the correct linkage to complete the registration process. Still a lot of hoops to go through, but what this program accomplishes is terrific.

Thanks again
Nov 26 2022 at 10:17am Copy Link
mer123 Can I get the correct link for the license? I have done just as the user above stated and still did not receive the correct key. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Nov 26 2022 at 11:36am Copy Link
Dana Anderson I guess I'll just uninstall this application. I do not want all kinds of email advertisements from franzis, about car and engine and other things. I already get too many spam emails. And since this is a separate requirement from simply agreeing to the "storage and processing of my personal data" on their site, I think that indicates something more than just emails. No thank you!
Nov 26 2022 at 12:48pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @mer123, I just sent you an email regarding your comment above. In that email I put the same URLs from the receipt email: the (correct) registration URL and the URL to the installer.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2022 at 2:01pm Copy Link
Eros I have still not received registration information and I'm still waiting. When can we expect this issue to be resolved?
Nov 26 2022 at 4:21pm Copy Link

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