News and Views from Dave Wilson

Photomatix 4.0 Released

by on Oct.06, 2010, under Photography

The latest version of HDRSoft’s excellent Photomatix Pro software has just been released. I’ve been using the beta version for a couple of months and strongly encourage you to upgrade. Version 4.0 includes a fabulous new feature to help you remove ghosts from your merged brackets without the need to jump over into Photoshop and mask stuff together.

The upgrade is free for current version 3 license holders. If you are buying the software, you can use coupon code “DaveWilson” when you check out to receive a 15% discount.

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Isaias

    Thanks for that.have just started using PX, and opted for the exrosupe blending using 3 shots from canon 5D.Not sure whether I should edit in LR after import, then export to PX , or edit after getting the blended version back??I have elected to use the default settings until I get a trip of it, but so far the final image is showing a lot of detail, but I am not happy with the whiteness’ of the shots.

    • Dave Wilson

      My rule is to do absolutely nothing to the original exposures before blending EXCEPT for white balance correction and lens profile correction (to remove chromatic aberation). I do all other retouching on the output of Photomatix. When you’re exposure blending, you may be able to get away with doing more editing beforehand but for tonemapping, you definitely don’t want to do anything that could result in local changes to individual exposures.

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