Photomatix Pro
Photomatix Pro
6.1.3

5.0

Photomatix Pro free download for Mac

Photomatix Pro

6.1.3
05 October 2019

Extends dynamic range of digital photos/scanned films.

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 Photomatix Pro

Version 6.1.3:
  • Support for new camera models including Fuji X-T30, Sony A6400, Olympus E-M1X and Nikon A1000, Z6 and Z7.
  • Bugs fixed: Gpano XMP data in source images were not preserved in the saved final image.
  • Bugs fixed: The '360º image' box for the Fusion/Natural method on the 'Adjust & Preview' window didn't show as checked when the option was turned on.
  • Bugs fixed: When run from the Lightroom plugin, Photomatix Pro didn't return to Lightroom after processing and reimport, if Finishing Touch window was disabled.

31 Photomatix Pro Reviews

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Musselrock
06 June 2011

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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
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Version 4.1Beta4
Zx81
17 March 2019
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!
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Version 6.1.18
saliha-najib
23 September 2017
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
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Version 6.0.1
droscar
21 September 2017
Current version on the developer's web site is 6.0.3.
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Version 6.0.1
Xenos
31 May 2017
current version is 6.0.1 !
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Version 5.1.3
Heymini
24 August 2016
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.
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Version 5.1.3
DeidraM
20 January 2016
Not bad app. But interface is awful. Very difficult to orient in the app.
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Version 5.1.1
Bigboysdad
26 July 2014
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..
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Version 5.0.4
Drdul
24 February 2014
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.
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Version 5.0.2
Drdul
24 February 2014
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.
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Version 5.0.2
Rondfranks
01 January 2014
In app update still shows 5.0, not 5.0.1.
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Version 5.0.1
$99.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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