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  • License: Demo
  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Total downloads: 381
  • Price: 99.00 to buy | | BUY the full version
  • Operating system: Win All
  • Publisher: HDRsoft Sarl
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windows default iconPhotomatix Pro Publisher's description

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.

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.

The solution is High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing:

- Take multiple photographs at varying exposure levels

- Merge the photos in Photomatix into an HDR image that reveals highlight and shadow details.

- Adjust the settings to get the look you want: from natural-looking with Exposure Fusion to painterly or surreal with Tone Mapping.

Standalone program for HDR image creation and processing:

- Merge to HDR and Tone Mapping
- Exposure Fusion
- Automatic alignment of hand-held photos
- Selective Deghosting tool
- Options for reduction of noise and chromatic aberrations
- Automation with powerful Batch Processing
- Lightroom plugin

When used in trial mode, Photomatix Pro is fully functional and never expires, but adds a watermark to images produced with one of the two Tone Mapping methods and 3 of the 5 exposure fusion modes.

Merge of bracketed photos into HDR (High Dynamic Range)

- Option for automatic image alignment of hand-held shots. Two alignment methods are available, the "by matching features" method corrects for translation, rotation, scaling and perspective.

- Selective deghosting tool for effective removal of "ghosts" in dynamic scenes: users can select ghosted regions with a lasso tool, and change the preferred image taken for each selected region. An option for automatic reduction of ghosting artifacts is also available..

- Option for automatic reduction of chromatic aberrations.

- Option for automatic reduction of noise.

- Reading of exposure information from Exif data.

- Source images can be either 8 bits/channel or 16 bits/channel images, or RAW/DNG files. In the case of RAW files, White Balance and output color space can be adjusted.

HDR image adjustments with Tone Mapping and Exposure Fusion

- Two methods for Tone Mapping: Details Enhancer, based on a local operator, and Tone Compressor, based on a global operator.
- Four methods for Exposure Fusion: Highlights & Shadows - 2 images, Highlights & Shadows - Auto, Highlights & Shadows - Adjust, and Highlights & Shadows - Intensive

- Tone Mapping methods may be applied to single image.

- Dialog with preview for adjusting the following settings:

Details Enhancer: Strength, Color Saturation, Smoothing, Luminosity, Gamma, Black and White Point, Color Temperature, Saturation Highlights, Saturation Shadows, Microcontrast, Micro-smoothing, Highlights Smoothness, Shadows Smoothness and Shadows Clipping.

Tone Compressor: Brightness, Tonal Range Compression, Contrast Adaptation, Black and White Point, Color Temperature and Color Saturation.

Fusion/Adjust: Accentuation, Blending Point, Shadows, Saturation, Black and White Point, Midtones Adjustments.

Fusion/Intensive: Strength, Radius, Saturation.

- Settings can be saved as Presets for quick access, or saved to and loaded from XMP files

- Preset thumbnails panel: built-in and user presets for tone mapping and fusion show as thumbnails in a panel alongside the preview. Panel can be set in horizontal or vertical orientation.

- Loupe to get a crop at 100% resolution.

- Option for different preview ratios and magnification

- Undo and redo buttons for the settings done.

- Luminance and per color channel histogram.

- Output image is in 16 bits/channel mode, with the option to save it as 8 bits/channel jpeg or tiff, if desired

- "360 degree image" option for equirectangular image set to be viewed in a 360 degree panorama viewer.

- Tone Mapping can be undone.

32-bit HDR image support

- HDR Viewer shows local 32-bit HDR image data at the appropriate exposure

- Display of HDR Histogram (logarithmic)

- Read and Write support for Radiance RGBE (.hdr), OpenEXR (.exr) and Floating Point TIFF. Read support for 32-bit PSD and PSB.

- Ability to batch tone map single HDR files in Radiance or OpenEXR file formats.

- Function to tone map large Radiance files while benefiting from a preview.

Automatic Batch Processing

- Automatically loads and processes images of the specified input location, and saves resulting images to the specified output location

- Works for HDR generation, Tone Mapping and exposure fusion

- Advanced selection options: automatic detection of bracketed photos and ability to process a sub-set of each bracketed set.

- Strip processing option to generate an HDR image from large TIFF files without exceeding available RAM.

- Ability to set the Exposure Value spacing for HDR image generation

- Processes all sets of bracketed images stored under a given folder (number of bracketed images in each set specified by user before running the batch)

- Ability to process all sub-folders of a given folder,
combining all image files stored under each sub-folder

- Options for naming the the resulting image files.


- Support of the following image file formats: JPEG (read & write), TIFF 24-bit, 48-bit and Floating Point (read & write), Radiance RGBE (read & write), OpenEXR (read & write), PNG (Mac version: read & write), PSD (read only) RAW files (read only)

- Ability to tag saved image with keyword

- Viewing of tone mapping or fusion settings embedded in processed image.

- Option to customise default filename.

- Basic image operation tools

* Cropping (also works with HDR images)

* Resizing (also works with HDR images)

* Rotating (also works with HDR images)

* Sharpening

* Brightness & Contrast

* Remapping of mirror ball (also works with HDR images)

* Multi-threading support for tone mapping: complete multi-threading for Tone Compressor method and partial for Details Enhancer method. The maximum number of cores used can be adjusted in Preferences.

- Color managed HDR workflow: passing trough of ICC color profile from the source to the processed image, and color managed display.

- Includes Lightroom Export Plugin to Photomatix Pro

* HDR processing settings are selected directly in the Lightroom plug-in

* Option to automatically save the resulting tone mapped or fused image and re-import it into the Lightroom library

What's New in This Release:

Updated Raw conversion to add support for Raw files from the Nikon D7100, Panasonic GH3 and Sony NEX-5R.
Bug fixed: Clicking on the "View Settings" button after having processed an image could result in an error.
Bug fixed: Orientation of Preset panel could not be changed when the active window was not the Preview window.
Bug fixed: Crash when loading Raw files from the Nikon D1X.
Bug fixed: Fuji X-Pro1 Raw files were not properly supported.
Bug fixed: Issue of pink highlights happening with some D600 Raw files.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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