Photomatix Pro is a powerful software solution designed to enhance your photographic work by seamlessly merging images captured at different exposure levels into a single, high dynamic range (HDR) image. This process unveils the intricate details in both the highlights and shadows of your photos. It offers a range of features to optimize your images, including automatic alignment for hand-held shots, ghost removal, noise reduction, and the correction of chromatic aberrations. Moreover, Photomatix Pro provides extensive customization options, enabling users to achieve their desired aesthetic, from natural-looking results through exposure fusion to the creation of painterly, surreal, or hyper-realistic images using the tone mapping mode.
- Merge to HDR, Tone Mapping, and Exposure Fusion: Create stunning HDR images with various blending techniques to suit your creative vision.
- Automatic Alignment of Hand-Held Photos: Corrects for slight variations in alignment when capturing multiple exposures without a tripod.
- Automatic Ghost Removal and Selective Deghosting Tool: Eliminate unwanted artifacts or ghosting from moving subjects.
- Options for Real Estate Photography: Tailored features for enhancing real estate photos and making properties stand out.
- Automation with Batch Processing: Streamline your workflow by processing multiple images in one go.
Benefits for Professional Photographers:
- Cost-Efficient Lighting: Reduce the need for costly lighting equipment when shooting high-contrast scenes. Simply use your camera's Auto Exposure Bracketing feature and let Photomatix merge your photos into a single image with an extended dynamic range.
- Enhanced Results in Challenging Conditions: Transform lackluster photos taken in shadowless or overcast lighting into striking images with Photomatix's tone mapping tool.
- Time Savings in Post-Processing: Boost productivity with features like automatic blending, unlimited stacking, easy result comparison, and batch processing, which can save hours typically spent on masking and layers in other editing software.
- Perfectly Exposed Panoramas: Capture the full range of brightness levels in panoramic scenes by taking shots at different exposures and processing them in Photomatix Pro. You can achieve stunning panoramas displaying detail in both the darkest and brightest areas, utilizing either exposure fusion or HDR tone mapping.
What's New in Version 7:
- Batch with Preview: An interactive feature that allows you to preview each HDR image before batching bracketed photos. Adjust images individually by applying presets or HDR settings, which is particularly useful for scenes with varying lighting conditions.
- Save Ghost Removal Selection: Save marked areas for deghosting, ensuring you don't have to redo the ghost removal process when merging the same bracketed photos. This feature is also compatible with batch processing.
- Customizable Watermark Tool: Add your personalized text watermark to images with options to choose font, size, layout, and position.
- Save HDR Images as 32-bit DNG: Version 7 introduces the option to save images in DNG format, including 32-bit DNG for the merged HDR image.
- Start Batching via Drag & Drop: Initiate batch processing conveniently by dragging and dropping or browsing your bracketed photo sets.
Photomatix Pro continues to be a go-to solution for photographers seeking to create striking, high-quality HDR images with efficiency and creative control.