Photomatix Pro merges photographs taken at varying exposure levels into a single HDR image that reveals both highlight and shadow details, with options for automatically aligning hand-held photographs, removing ghosts, and reducing noise and chromatic aberrations. Merged images can then be adjusted by a range of options and settings to get the look that users want -- from natural-looking results using exposure fusion to painterly, surreal or ultra-realistic images using the tone mapping mode.
A free trial is available. The trial is fully functional and never expires, but adds a watermark to images produced with the most popular methods.
Note: Now requires OS X 10.6 or later.
- Support for recent camera models such as the Nikon D7200 and Canon 5DS/5DSR, G7X, M3, and 750D/760D (T6i/T6s).
- Ability to mark presets as Favorites (by clicking on the 'star' icon to the left of each thumbnail) and filter the preset list to only show those favorites.
- Fusion/Real-Estate renamed into Fusion/Interior and now includes a Brightness setting.
- Addition of "Architecture" category to filter Presets.
- By default, the preset name or method name is now appended to the file name of the final image. You can also adjust the suffix in the Preferences panel.
- On Batch of Bracketed Photos, addition of Base Exposure option for deghosting.
- The alignment is now done with one alignment method for all cases. The alignment settings (perspective correction option and maximum alignment shift) can be pre-selected via an Alignment Preset pull-down menu.
- "License Information" panel shows the license status, as well as the license key if a Photomatix Pro copy has already been registered on the computer.
- The Batch Bracketed Photos and Batch Single Photos windows have been rearranged. The source and destination controls are now all on the left hand side, while the processing options are on the right. Other options have also been moved or renamed slightly, but all the features in version 5.0 are still available in version 5.1.
- When loading bracketed photos with different orientation (i.e., inverted width and height), a prompt offers the option to rotate the photo(s) to the same orientation.
- Batch Single Photo now offers options for adding Contrast and Sharpening.
- JPEG quality default value is now 80 instead of 100.
- Addition of two built-in Presets ('Interior 3' and 'Smooth 3') under the Architecture category.
- Bug fixed: When saving a custom preset while the "My presets" tab is selected, the saved preset didn't show on the thumbnail list, requiring that the user refreshes the list to see it.
- Bug fixed: On the Deghosting Options dialog with 'Automatic Deghosting' selected, the Brightness slider had no effect, unless the Zoom slider or other control affecting the Preview had been changed.
- Bug fixed: In the case of 32-bit HDR file, the last location when the file was saved was not remembered.
- Bug fixed: On the Advanced Selection panel with the option to automatically detect bracketed sets selected, the maximum number of frames to consider was reset to 3 when the "Bracketed sets may have an even number of frames" was checked.
- OS X 10.6 or later