Dehancer is a powerful set of tools for mimicking the characteristics of different film types.
It does this faithfully preserving the original color ratios without altering them, thanks to its analog-like principles.
These tools work with a wide variety of editors, not only video but also photo editors.
There is even a mobile app so you can modify your multimedia content on the go.
Currently it’s a bit complex to understand the Dehancer tool structure, since it is divided into different platforms and tiers.
We’ll go from the most basic to the most complex so that you can understand everything easily.
Dehancer for iOS
Dehancer has an iOS app that you can use on your iPhone or iPad, and even on a Mac with M processors.
This is a standalone app, meaning you won’t have to use it through a third-party editor as you’ll see happen in the advanced photo and video versions.
The “mobile” application (that remember also works on macOS) is really easy to use:
- Open it and choose a photo or video from your reel.
- Apply one of the 60+ film profiles.
These profiles come with some presets so you can achieve an exceptional result with just a couple of taps.
But you can switch to the edit tab to modify many more aspects manually:
- Film grain: Add customizable film-like grain for an authentic look.
- Print Tools: Combine films with print profiles to create analog-style images. Adjust contrast and photo latitude.
- Film Compression: Mimic film’s compressed tonal range by adjusting highlights, preserving analog aesthetics while offering editing flexibility.
- Halation: Enhance appeal with a red-orange halo effect around light sources and edges, maintaining natural tones.
- Bloom: Add warmth and vintage glow, replicating optical filters and simulating light physics realistically.
- Vignette: Create depth and focus with vignetting.
- Film Breath & Gate Weave: Dynamic video effects emulate real film-like frame shifts.
If you get a result that you would like to reutilize in the future, you can save the values as a custom preset so that you can quickly apply it again.
Dehancer for photo
If you want to use Dehancer for your photos more professionally, then you will need to use the tool available for third-party editors.
The desktop photo version has exactly the same tools as the mobile version:
- 60+ profiles,
- CMY Color Head with Print Toning
- Film Grain
- User Presets
The main difference? It integrates with your favorite photo editors, so you can integrate it directly into your workflow, without the need to switch between applications.
In Photoshop for example, the Dehancer assistant is launched from the menu Filter > Dehancer > Dehancer film.
And it appears as a popup window that applies the change directly in Photoshop.
Where else is Dehancer for photo available?
- Lightroom (in addition to Photoshop)
- Capture One
- Affinity Photo
- Davinci Resolve
It doesn’t matter if you use these applications on macOS or Windows. It will work on both platforms!
Dehancer for video
Finally, the most difficult product to understand is Dehancer for video editors.
En un principio no parece muy diferente a la versión de fotografía, ya que parece que solo tienes que elegir si quieres la versión para:
- Davinci Resolve
- Adobe Premiere and After Effects
- Or Final Cut Pro
The complication is that especially in the Final Cut Pro version, Dehancer also distributes lite versions of the global tool.
For example, you may want only the Halation tool, the Bloom tool, or the Film Grain tool.
In my opinion, buying those tools independently is not worth it unless you already have specific tools for everything else and you’re looking for a specific add-on, such as the one to apply Halation.
Pricing of Dehancer
Dehancer has simplified its pricing a lot recently.
- You can use the iOS version for $9.99/month, $89.99/year, or buy it for life for $399.
- The desktop photography version is available for a one-time payment of $199.
- Subscription plans are also available, but they are not worth it if you’re planning to use the app in the long run.
The price of the video editing version is a bit more complex because you can also buy specific addons or a Lite version.
The price of the full version is around $450 (one-time purchase).
Subscription plans are also available, but unless you want to use it on a one-off basis for a project, the lifetime purchase is more worthwhile.
Use the code JAVIERCduring the checkout and you’ll get 10% off on your purchase! 🙂
Is it worth it?
The desktop applications are clearly focused on a professional audience, you’ll need professional software to use them.
If this is your case, you’ll find it very easy to get a great return on the investment since you will be continuously working on your own projects or with clients.
And Dehancer really helps you to achieve spectacular results very quickly and easily.
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Are you a photography enthusiast and simply want to have some different memories of your travels? Or would you like to edit a personal project on a one-off basis?
Then it makes more sense to purchase one or a bunch months of the iOS version and enjoy this application as much as you want, since it has unlimited exports.