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Lightroom Export Plugin

The Lightroom Plugin included in Photomatix Pro lets you select photos in Lightroom and export them to Photomatix Pro for HDR processing. The plugin also makes it possible to have the HDR tone mapped or fused image automatically saved and re-imported into your Lightroom library.

The plugin is included in the download of Photomatix Pro. Please refer to the installation instructions depending on your platform:

Instructions for Windows  |  Instructions for Mac OS X

Installation Instructions for Windows

  1. If you haven't downloaded Photomatix Pro yet, please do so from the download page.
  2. If a Lightroom installation is detected on your computer, the installer will ask to confirm that you want to install the plugin. Make sure the box "Yes, install the Lightroom Plug-in too" is checked before clicking "Next".
  3. Restart Lightroom
  4. In Lightroom, select bracketed photos from either the Filmstrip or the Grid.
  5. Right-click on the selected photos to invoke the contextual menu. Select Export and then Photomatix Pro.

Important note: If you have checked the "Automatically re-import into Lightroom library" box, click above the filmstrip to check that "All Photographs" is selected. In case "Previous Import" shows, then click on it and select All Photographs instead.

See also this short tutorial on the Export to Photomatix Pro Plugin for Lightroom.

Installation Instructions for Mac OS X

  1. If you haven't downloaded Photomatix Pro yet, please do so from the download page.
  2. If you downloaded the installer, the Plugin for Lightroom should be automatically installed when you run the installer. In case the Plugin would not be installed, then go back to the download page and try downloading the Photomatix Pro app directly to install the Plugin manually.

    If you downloaded the Photomatix Pro app directly in order to install Photomatix Pro manually, open the "Read Me.rtf" file and follow the installation instructions.
  3. In Lightroom, select bracketed photos from either the Filmstrip or the Grid.
  4. Control-click (or right-click) on the selected photos to invoke the contextual menu. Select Export and then Photomatix Pro.

Important note: If you have checked the "Automatically re-import into Lightroom library" box, click above the filmstrip to check that "All Photographs" is selected. In case "Previous Import" shows, then click on it and select All Photographs instead.

See also this short tutorial on the Export to Photomatix Pro Plugin for Lightroom.