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Photomatix Pro

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License:
Trial version
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
4.2.1 08/01/10
Last month's downloads:
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Size:
7.3 MB
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Photomatix Pro is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Available languages

  • English
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Versions of Photomatix Pro

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Version License Language O.S. Download
Photomatix Pro 4.2.1 08/01/10 Trial version English
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Limitations

  • The trial is fully functional and never expires, but applies a watermark to images produced with one of the two Tone Mapping methods and four of the six exposure blending modes.

Increase the dynamic range of your photographs

Elena Santos

Recent changes

  • Added 64-bit support. The code is 32/64-bit Universal, which means it will run as 64-bit if your system is 64-bit (which is the case of most Mac Intel computers) and as 32-bit otherwise. Bug fixed: When "Don't crop" option was selected for the alignment with Batch Processing, results starting from the second set were scrambled. Bug fixed: When the active image is in 16 bits/channel mode, the "Tone Mapping" button of the 'Workflow Shortcuts' panel was greyed out.
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Several working modes
  • Includes tutorial and manual
Cons
  • Image processing can be quite slow

If you have ever photographed a high contrast scene, you know that even the best exposure will typically have blown out highlights and flat shadows. Photomatix offers two ways to solve this problem: Exposure Blending, which enables to merge differently exposed photographs into one image with increased dynamic range, and Tone Mapping, that allows you to reveal highlight and shadow details in an HDR image created from multiple exposures. The tone mapped image is ready for printing while showing the complete dynamic range captured.

The benefits of using Photomatix are:

Saving on lighting equipment

Given that most digital cameras can auto-bracket at different exposures, you do not need to acquire expensive lighting equipment -and carry it- when shooting high contrast scenes. Just enable Auto Exposure Bracketing, and let Photomatix merge your photos into an image with extended dynamic range.


Saving time in post-processing

Photomatix Pro is designed for productivity -- automatic blending, unlimited stacking, easy comparison of results and batch processing save hours of masking and layers work in image editing programs.

Great pictures on cloudy days

Shadowless hazy sunlight or an overcast sky usually results in dull-looking photographs. The tone mapping tool of Photomatix Pro can turn them into great-looking images. Check this image as example.


Noise reduction

The Exposure Blending functions of Photomatix Pro merge any number of bracketed photos -- this process is equivalent to image stacking, which tends to reduce noise in the resulting image.


Well exposed panoramas

A panoramic scene is almost always a high contrast scene -- you can't limit your view to areas with the same brightness when shooting a 360° panorama. By taking views under several exposures and processing them in Photomatix Pro, you can create a panorama that will show details in both the dark and bright areas of the scene.

"Amazing tool for scenic landscapes!"

love it! I do road trips and find scenics that I could never shoot the way I want without this tool. I shoot 7 frames on a tripod and when I combine them with this software I get detail that pops. Great, great fun.

Pros
  • Final Product
  • Ease of use
Cons
  • Sometimes the sky has edges, needs work

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