HDRsoft the developer behind Photomatix Pro has released v4 for Windows (XP/Vista/7) and Macintosh (OS10.3.9/10.4/10.5/10.6) platforms. Photomatix Pro costs US$99, while the upgrade to Photomatix Pro version 4 is free of charge for licensed users of Photomatix Pro version 3.
HDRsoft have released Photomatix Pro version 4, the industry-leading standalone program for HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo processing, designed for professional photographers and advanced amateurs alike.
Photomatix Pro merges photographs taken at varying exposure levels into a single HDR image that simultaneously reveals highlight and shadow details, with options for automatically aligning hand-held photographs and reducing ghosting artifacts, 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 using the Tone Mapping mode. The program also includes a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom users who want to integrate Photomatix Pro into their Lightroom workflow.
The new version adds a selective deghosting tool for effective removal of artifacts caused by movement, improved noise reduction and visualization of presets, allowing users to quickly choose between built-in presets such as 'Painterly' or 'Grunge, as well as user defined presets.
Photomatix Pro is available for Windows (XP/Vista/7) and Macintosh (OS10.3.9/10.4/10.5/10.6) platforms. One license of Photomatix Pro costs US$99. The upgrade to Photomatix Pro version 4 is free of charge for licensed users of Photomatix Pro version 3.