+2EV overexposed photo (taken at 2/5 s)
0EV photo at normal exposure  (taken at 1/10 s)
-2EV underexposed photo  (taken at 1/40 s)
3 exposures (EV: -2, 0, +2)
Merged HDR image rendered with Balanced preset
Merged HDR with Preset:
Balanced
Painterly
Natural
Vibrant
Surreal
Enhanced

Have you ever photographed a high contrast scene, only to find you have blown out highlights and flat shadows?

Try High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography to capture the scene as you saw it:

  • Take several photographs with different exposures
  • Merge the photos to HDR
  • Adjust the image to get the style you want, from natural-looking to artistic

Are you taking real estate photos?

Learn how to get natural-looking real estate interiors with window views.

Photomatix Pro and Essentials are standalone programs running on Windows and Mac.

  • A license costs $99 for Photomatix Pro and $39 for Photomatix Essentials.
  • Photomatix Essentials focuses on simplicity and ease of use. Photomatix Pro offers more options and includes advanced features such as batch processing and selective deghosting.
  • Photomatix Pro includes a Plugin for Lightroom. Photomatix Essentials includes a Plugin for Photoshop Elements.
See Photomatix in action in introductory videos
Photomatix is by far the best HDR software out there, and I have tried them all!
Jeff Dean
Photomatix is too much fun!
I think I am averaging more than four hours a day using it.
Mr. Peter - Travel Author
I use Photomatix Pro every day in my architectural photography work. I could not live without it!
Johnny Stevens - CPP Photographer
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News

2-Apr-16: The Spring 2016 HDR Challenge is now open: Accepting entries in the Realistic HDR and Creative HDR categories until the 30th of June.

24-Feb-16: Photomatix Pro upgraded to version 5.1.2.

31-Jan-16: Winners of the Fall 2015 HDR Challenge announced in the Realistic and Creative categories.

5-Sep-15: Photomatix Pro 5.1 released, adding a Favorite Preset feature, indoor photo enhancement, improvements to batch processing and more.

28-May-15: Photomatix Essentials now available as Plugin for Photoshop Elements.

30-Sep-14: Photomatix Essentials updated to version 4, adding realistic-looking Tone Mapping and Finishing Touch options among other updates. Photomatix Essentials is an easy-to-use program intended for photographers who are new to HDR.

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