Academic Pricing

HDRsoft offers 3 types of academic pricing to students and teachers who plan to use Photomatix for educational purposes:

Note: The academic pricing is not retroactive. You would need to get the instructions to order with the academic discount before purchasing a license.

Standard Academic Pricing

Available to university/college students and faculty members, giving a 60% discount off the price of Photomatix Pro or Photomatix Pro Plus Bundle. The discount is also available to high school students who are at least 13 years of age.

If your university or college is in the US, you can have your eligibility for the discount automatically verified by the system of our partner SheerID:

>>  Automatic Verification for US Students & Faculty Members

If your academic institution is outside the US, or if you cannot use the above automatic verification, please contact us at to provide a scan or photograph of your student ID or faculty ID.

Photography Student Pricing

Available to university/college students having photography (or other field involving HDR imaging) as major or minor, giving a 75% discount off the price of Photomatix Pro or Photomatix Pro Plus Bundle.

Please contact us at to send your student ID, as well as a document that proves you are a photography student or student in a field involving HDR imaging. This could be a scan, photograph or screen shot of your class schedule, unofficial transcripts, a receipt for the course or some other similar document.

When emailing your documentation please use a standard email attachment format like JPEG or PDF.

Photography Teacher License

If you are a teacher, lecturer, or trainer teaching photography or another subject involving HDR imaging, you are eligible for a complimentary license.

You can request a complimentary license by contacting us at and including a reference to the class(es) you are teaching such as a link to a webpage or scanned printed material.

You are also welcome to request pricing information for purchasing licenses for your school or lab when contacting us at the email address.

If you are giving workshops and wish to offer a coupon code to your students, or are interested in other types of partnerships, please contact us at the email address to request a complimentary license and tell us about your project.