Using a single RAW photo as the source of HDR imaging gives a good balance between convenience and quality. It gives a much wider dynamic range than JPEG files while imposes no extra complexity.

SimplyContrast now fully supports handling RAW photo files by installing a very small plugin, SimplyContrast Accelerator. Accelerator not only enables RAW formats handling, but also improves the performance and the quality of other operations in SimplyContrast.

Download SimplyContrast Accelerator
Windows Mac OS X

Notice: the Windows version is much more stable than the Mac version (which is true for both the Flash application and the Accelerator). This is simply caused by the fact that I personally do not own a Mac. I did the development of the Mac version mostly on Linux, testing was done mostly by my friends and my wife.