Photomatix Essentials 4 is an easy-to-use standalone program to create high dynamic range (HDR) photos from sets of bracketed photos and adjust them to the look you want, from natural to artistic. It is designed to be easy-to-use but powerful enough to produce professional-quality results.
Photomatix Essentials 4 Key Features:
- HDR processing from JPEG, TIFF, PSD and RAW files.
- Automatic alignment of bracketed photos.
- Automatic removal of ghosts.
- Option to pre-process photos with high quality noise reduction.
- Reading of exposure information from Exif data.
- Three HDR processing methods: Exposure Fusion (for “natural” look), Details Enhancer Tone Mapping (for creative work) and Tone Compressor Tone Mapping.
- Dialog with preview for adjusting the following settings: 1), Exposure Fusion: Accentuation, Blending Point, Sharpness, Color Saturation, Midtones contrast. 2), Details Enhancer: Strength, Color Saturation, Smoothing, Luminosity, Microcontrast. 3), Tone Compressor: Brightness, Compression, Contrast Adaptation, Color Saturation, Color Temperature.
- One-click presets showing as thumbnails.
- Ability to adjust alignment and noise reduction options on Preferences panel.
- HDR processed image can be saved as JPEG or 16-bit TIFF.
- Color managed display.
New in version 4
- New Tone Mapping method designed to give realistic looking results while preserving details in highlight and shadow. It is called Contrast Optimizer and adds the ‘Balanced’ and ‘Vibrant’ Presets.
- Finishing Touch step to add Contrast or Sharpening before saving.
- Back button to return to the Adjust & Preview step and apply other settings.
- Preview checkbox in the Adjust & Preview step to toggle between the original and the image with settings applied.
- Option in Preferences to refresh the Preview continuously as slider moves (not available in Win 32-bit version).
Photomatix Essentials 4 Free Download License key
For a limited time only, Digital Photography Magazine is offering free download of Photomatix Essentials 4 (Windows & Mac). Visit the offer page and enter the access code PPHDR2015 to download your free copy. Alternatively, you can download the full giveaway version installers using the following direct links. These are giveaway installers, no additional serial key is required to active full version.