Photomatix Pro 5.0.4

Offers you the possibility to create high quality images depicting high contrast scenes by applying High Dynamic Range (HDR) techniques
Standard photographic techniques can produce underexposed or overexposed results in which you cannot distinguish specific details.

The High Dynamic Range (HDR) technique offers you the possibility to extend the luminosity range of digital images by combining differently exposed photos.

Photomatix Pro is a Mac OS X application that offers you the possibility to handle the photos via an organized and user friendly interface.

In addition, Photomatix Pro comes with a Lightroom plug-in that can be used to quickly import photos from your Lightroom library and the export them back when the rendering is complete.

Organized user interface

The Photomatix Pro main window offers you the possibility to load photos, merge them together and then send them to the editor window.

Noteworthy is that Photomatix Pro allows you to preview the image results and gives you the possibility to add further effects, redo the process with different settings, save the current settings and more.

However, Photomatix Pro is using a separate window for editing in each case, which can lead to confusion. On the other hand, this gives you the opportunity to work on multiple projects at the same time.

Tone Mapping and Exposure Fussion

Photomatix Pro provides support for applying different tone mapping (details enhancer, contrast optimizer, or tone compressor) or exposure fusion methods (natural, real-estate, intensive, average, auto, or 2 images)to process the HDR image.

Of course, you can adjust various details associated with each method, such as the strength, color saturation, light, color temperature and more.

Large collection of effects presets

Last but not least, Photomatix Pro offers you the possibility to apply various presets to your HDR project. The collection can be browsed via a panel placed on the right side of the image editor and the presets are organized into multiple categories: artistic, realistic, black&white, details enhancer, contrast optimizer, tone compressor, and fusion.

Powerful image editor for HDR projects

Photomatix Pro is a fairly intuitive application that offers you the possibility to merge photos that have different exposure levels in order to create HDR images. In addition, the app allows you to apply various presets and give an artistic look to your projects.

Reviewed by on March 11th, 2014

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May 24th, 2014, 18:45 GMT
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Photomatix Pro - In this window you can browse and select your bracketed photos.Photomatix Pro - Here you can set exposure values for your images.Photomatix Pro - You can also set multiple pre-processing options like aligning source images, removing noise or ghosts.Photomatix ProPhotomatix ProPhotomatix ProPhotomatix ProPhotomatix Pro
What's New in version 5.0.3
  • Bug fixed: When Nikon D610 RAW files were loaded, resulting image had red lines on the border. Bug had been introduced in v5.0.2.
  • Bug fixed: When dragging image files to the Photomatix Pro icon while Photomatix Pro had not yet been opened, the "Merge to HDR Options" dialog showed behind the background window.
  • Bug fixed: Moving sliders of the Finishing Touch dialog did not refresh the image until slider was released, even though the "refresh continuously as slider moves" option was set in Preferences.
  • Bug fixed: Sony RAW files with the SRW file extension could not be loaded from the Open Panel to load a single photo.
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Photomatix Pro will help you use HDR (High Dynamic Range) techniques on your images.Additionally, Photomatix Pro provi...

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