Increase the dynamic range of your photographs
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:
● HDR Tone Mapping: Reveal highlight and shadow details in an HDR image created from multiple exposures.
● Exposure Fusion: Merge differently exposed photographs into one image with increased dynamic range.
Pro is a stand-alone program that runs on Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista.
One Tone Mapping method is also available as a plugin of Photoshop
Benefits for professional photographers:
Saving on lighting equipment
need to acquire expensive lighting equipment -and carry it- when you
shoot high contrast scenes. Just enable the Auto Exposure Bracketing
feature of your camera, and let Photomatix merge your photos into an
image with extended dynamic range.
Great pictures on cloudy days
hazy sunlight or an overcast sky usually results in dull-looking
photographs. The tone mapping tool of Photomatix Pro can turn them into
Saving time in post-processing
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.
Well exposed panoramas
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. Photomatix Pro offers both
exposure blending (also knows as exposure fusion) and HDR tone mapping.
Updated in v3.1.3
Tighter integration with Lightroom. HDR options are now set from the
Lightroom plug-in and the processed image can be automatically
re-imported into the Lightroom library.
● Bug fixed: Processing files in Canon sRaw format caused an exception.
● Bug fixed: Transfer of exif data was not always taking the information of the normal exposure.
Bug fixed: When tone mapping an HDR image file that was previously
saved as Radiance in Photomatix Pro, the color profile was not properly
● Bug fixed: When strip processing option had been enabled
for HDR generation in batch processing, checking the blending methods
at the same time made the batch return an error.
● Bug fixed: Processing source images in the BMP format returned an error.