Notice: Ginger HDR will be discontinued on February 28, 2014. See the blog for more details.

Ginger HDR

Hi! Welcome to the download page for Ginger HDR. Ginger HDR is a tonemapping plugin for After Effects and Premiere. You can download a 30-day trial today to try it out. If you like it, the full version is available at the purchase page.

In addition to the After Effects/Premiere plugin, we have a program called the Merger which is offered as freeware. With the Merger, you can batch convert a sequence of stills from your camera into an EXR sequence. Also, for those of you using the Magic Lantern Firmware, the Merger uses optical flow to merge the underexposed and overexposed tracks into an HDR image. Alternatively, you can use optical flow but leave the two tracks separate for those of you who still want to blend the two tracks manually. Either way, the Merger is a freeware option for you.

Workflow and Tutorials

To check out how to use Ginger HDR for Magic Lantern HDR footage, regular video footage, or HDR Timelapses, check out the tutorials page listed above.

Installation Instructions

For Mac and Windows the installation is mostly the same. For the Merger, all you have to do is unzip the folder and run it. To use the Ginger HDR plugin, you first have to run the LicenseManager which will let you start the trial or enter a serial number. Then you have to copy the plugin files into the correct After Effects/Premiere directory and you should be up and running.

No Internet Access?

Since some of you do not have internet access on your work machines (or IT blocks certain ports), you can create activate a trial or enter your serial number on our web-activation page.

End-User License Agreement

By downloading Ginger HDR you are agreeing to the terms of the following End-User License Agreement: Ginger-HDR-EULA.pdf.

By the terms of hte EULA, The Ginger HDR plugin is a Trial Version when first downloaded and becomes a Standard Version when you successfully activate a serial number for a given computer. The Merger and associated files (Merger-win32, Merger-win64, Merger-mac32, Merger-mac64, and GingerQTServer-dont-run-me) are a Freeware Version.

If you agree to those terms, you can download the latest version here:

Previous Versions: