It has got a very friendly natured and all new user interface that can be resized, docked, undocked and moved easily. Canvas has seen some new crispy features which will surely enhance the way you add up lighting to your design. Canvas can display transparency through checkboard pattern. You can also zoom in/out of the canvas in order to have a closer look at your design. While in zoom in mode you can pan around the canvas to have a look at all of your design. The brightness of light can be adjusted by click and drag feature. HDRsoft Photomatix Pro is another application that you can download.
Lightmap HDR Light Studio supports multiple file formats like BMP, DDS, JPG, PNG, PSD and TIFF etc. There is a notable enhancement in render setting like the floor shadow rendering has been made faster. There are new Fresnel controls for shader.