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Photomatix Pro
Photomatix Pro
4.2
Photomatix Pro free download for Mac

Photomatix Pro

Extends dynamic range of digital photos/scanned films.

Photomatix Pro overview

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.

What’s new in version 6.3

Updated on Aug 25 2021

Version 6.3:
  • Added native support for newer Macs with M1 chip.
  • Support for RAW files for new camera models including Canon R5 and R6, Nikon Z5, Z6 II, Z7 II.
  • Updated lens database.
  • Fixed: Thumbnails for RAW files for some newer camera models didn't display and Batch Single would crash with some custom settings.
View older Photomatix Pro updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

35.2 MB

Downloads

98018

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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Sanchai
Sanchai
Nov 11 2019
6.1.18
0.0
Nov 11 2019
0.0
Version: 6.1.18
There is only version 6.1.3 and it is good for Catalina. There is no version 6.1.18 at all Please fix
Zx81
Zx81
Mar 17 2019
6.1.18
5.0
Mar 17 2019
5.0
Version: 6.1.18
Photomatix pro is essential in my workflow. I shoot real estate and bracketing is what I do most of the time. So, I transfer the files to my iMac>Batch bracketed photos>select the number of images to merge>select the style to apply (I always chose "natural" which only seems to be available for jpegs>Run and I edit my files. Fast, effective, simple. One of my best purchases ever!
saliha-najib
saliha-najib
Sep 23 2017
6.0.1
5.0
Sep 23 2017
5.0
Version: 6.0.1
Photomatix Pro is the best editor of pictures with this new version 6 My software testing has been done on my Macbook Pro 13 (mid2012) 10.12.6 installed with Seirra The startup of Photomatix Pro is very fast and does not slow down CPU or Ram ....The interface is professional but simple to use with a very organized menu. the operation of Photomatix Pro is very fast in the modification of the photos especially this verssion 6 since 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. I highly recommend using Photomatix Pro and I give the note 5/5
droscar
droscar
Sep 21 2017
6.0.1
5.0
Sep 21 2017
5.0
Version: 6.0.1
Current version on the developer's web site is 6.0.3.
Xenos
Xenos
May 31 2017
5.1.3
0.0
May 31 2017
0.0
Version: 5.1.3
current version is 6.0.1 !
Heymini
Heymini
Aug 24 2016
5.1.3
3.0
Aug 24 2016
3.0
Version: 5.1.3
Trialed this after seeing some processed images, im glad that i didn't buy it. While it makes a fair job the interface is so unintuitive as to make using it a chore. I'll stick with Aurora HDR thanks.
DeidraM
DeidraM
Jan 20 2016
5.1.1
3.0
Jan 20 2016
3.0
Version: 5.1.1
Not bad app. But interface is awful. Very difficult to orient in the app.
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
Jul 26 2014
5.0.4
5.0
Jul 26 2014
5.0
Version: 5.0.4
There are so many HDR programs around. I have used this, the Photoshop version and the Nik software version. Of those 3, this is the best in my experience. Some of these programs really do overdo it. Photomatix can do all that as well if you want it to but most importantly for me, it comes out with the best *realistic* dynamic range images of this software genre..
Drdul
Drdul
Feb 24 2014
5.0.2
4.5
Feb 24 2014
4.5
Version: 5.0.2
I tried several HDR apps (and the Merge to HDR Pro feature in Photoshop CC) before deciding to buy Photomatix Pro. It produced the best results, offers the most features and was the easiest to use (after some learning time). I mostly shoot sequences of 3 and 5 images handheld, so auto alignment is a critical feature. Photomatix Pro did as well as Photoshop CC (which is supposedly the best at aligning images), and better than other HDR apps, including one that makes a big deal about its ability to align handheld images. The selective deghosting feature in Photomatix Pro also works very well, better than any automatic deghosting methods that I tried. I export images from Lightroom using the plugin supplied with Photomatix Pro (if you use ProPhoto RGB in Lightroom, check the dev's website for instructions as to how to preserve this colour profile on export). The raw file conversion in Photomatix Pro is okay, but even the dev admits it is not as good as Lightroom/ACR or other high-end raw converters. I have used both the Contrast Optimizer and Detail Enhancer tone-mapping methods with good results. My approach is to find a preset that provides a reasonable result and tweak the settings from there. I plan to create a few of my own presets as there aren't that many built-in presets that provide a natural or realistic looking result. I have not yet used any of the Exposure Fusion options (these are not HDR -- they simply merge multiple exposures, which is useful for night photography, for example). Exposure merging is a bonus feature in Photomatix Pro that isn't included in most other HDR apps. I knocked the app down a half a star because the interface is kinda clunky and fugly (the dev should just copy Lightroom's interface), and because the user manual does not help at all to explain the basic concepts of tone-mapping, fusion merging and deghosting (it simply explains what each slider and adjustment does). Fortunately, I found an outstanding tutorial online at http://hdrphotographer.blogspot.ca/p/hdr-tutorial.html that helped me get the most out of Photomatix Pro.
Drdul
Drdul
Feb 24 2014
5.0.2
4.5
Feb 24 2014
4.5
Version: 5.0.2
FYI: You can find 15% discount coupons on the 'net by searching for "Photomatix coupon." If you want to save a bit more and can wait until U.S. Thanksgiving at the ned of November, Photomatix Pro usually goes on sale for 20% to 25% off.
Rondfranks
Rondfranks
Jan 1 2014
5.0.1
0.0
Jan 1 2014
0.0
Version: 5.0.1
In app update still shows 5.0, not 5.0.1.
Detinux
Detinux
Jun 1 2013
4.2.7
5.0
Jun 1 2013
5.0
Version: 4.2.7
I really like Photomatix Pro. I did not use it that much - I just found out about the 4.x upgrade, which is free of charge. I think the program could use some work. The interface is not very maclike. I would have given it 4.5 stars, but PorkieHats ignorant and stupid, but most of all really unfair review urged me to give this program 5 stars.
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
May 5 2013
4.2.6
5.0
May 5 2013
5.0
Version: 4.2.6
Very good program, has been for quite a few years. Use either this or the cheaper veersion for $40, both of them recommended.
SithTracy
SithTracy
Nov 19 2012
4.2.5
4.0
Nov 19 2012
4.0
Version: 4.2.5
I don't do a ton of HDR or tonemapping work, but when I do, this product produces some excellent images out of my raw files. It's a nice tool to have for both the PC and Mac.
Kraftsims
Kraftsims
May 9 2012
4.2
5.0
May 9 2012
5.0
Version: 4.2
I've used Photomatix for a while now. I have found it to be a great all around program for HDR. I found CS4 lacking terribly in that category, so Photomatix fit the bill. I purchased the primary program and the add on for Aperture to compare the two, not much difference really. I do find the stand alone to possibly be a little quicker and more robust, but not by much. I would recommend this programs. Stable, has many options for retouching, getting rid of hues and glows, nice program overall.
Musselrock
Musselrock
Jun 6 2011
4.1Beta4
5.0
Jun 6 2011
5.0
Version: 4.1Beta4
I have used this application for about 2 years. At the time I bought it, Photomatix was unquestionably the best HDR application available - Much better than CS4s HDR implementation. Since then two products have appeared that challenge it, but seem no better than Photomatix to me. The developer has released several upgrades including a major version update at no additional cost. While I now have CS5 with HDR Pro, I'm still using Photomatix for ease of use. I can arrive at the same end point in both CS5 and Photomatix, but much faster using Photomatix. I intended to give it a 4 star review, but PorkPieHat's very unfair comment posted as a review has motivated me to make it 5 stars. I hope someone else who actually "uses" this application will join me
Guest
Guest
Jun 5 2011
4.1Beta4
0.5
Jun 5 2011
0.5
Version: 4.1Beta4
Dkosiur's comment below is unquestionably astroturf — a fawning review written by the developer but disguised to look like a real customer review. Worse, the developer isn't even smart enough to write a bunch of other MacUpdate reviews for other apps so that when we click on his username to read his profile we don't immediately notice that the only review he's ever written here was the one above for Photomatix that's dated the same day as its last version was released! But the real (retarded) evidence that this is Astroturf is that his review above uses extremely easy to identify marketing-speak FROM HIS OWN WEBSITE! That's pretty much the definition of an idiot. It's also the definition of a developer who deserves to be BOYCOTTED.
Dkosiur
Dkosiur
Sep 28 2010
4.0
5.0
Sep 28 2010
5.0
Version: 4.0
Version 4.0 has added at least one nice new feature that should prove very useful. Of note is the addition of a series of presets that are available via a scrolling window of thumbnails so you can get a quick idea of how your image may look before changing any parameters. Or use the preset as a starting point for your own explorations. And you can save any set of parameters as a preset which also creates its own thumbnail for the next time you use the program.
26cab40
26cab40
Apr 1 2010
3.2.8b2
3.0
Apr 1 2010
3.0
Version: 3.2.8b2
Great program, by far the easiest to use and produces great output. However, no support for the likes of Sigma's raw format and a few outstanding glitches with others.
Macman9000
Macman9000
Nov 29 2009
3.2.7Beta4
0.0
Nov 29 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2.7Beta4
This version still has problems using Canon RAW files in "exposure fusion" where if you choose to align files, a fair bit of the image is cropped from the right hand side of the image, and if you choose not to align images (all shot from a tripod) the resulting merge has all images scattered. Very frustrating.
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