Photomatix Pro 3.1.3 | 3 Mb
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.
Photomatix 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 CS2/CS3/CS4.
Benefits for professional photographers:
Saving on lighting equipment
No 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
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.
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.
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. 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 embedded.
* 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.