Photomatix Pro merges photographs taken at varying exposure levels into a single HDR image that reveals both highlight and shadow details, with options for automatically aligning hand-held photographs, removing ghosts, and reducing noise and chromatic aberrations. Merged images can then be adjusted by a range of options and settings to get the look that users want — from natural-looking results using exposure fusion to painterly, surreal or ultra-realistic images using the tone mapping mode.
New Rendering Method for Realistic Look Tone Balancer is a new Tone Mapping HDR rendering method which is good for realistic-looking results. It is well suited to real estate photographers and natural style landscape photographers who want more realistic style options.
A new color adjustment tool, built right into the HDR Rendering panel, allows you to change the hue, saturation and brightness of individual colors in your image, which is particularly useful for fixing color casts.
Make adjustments to just part of your image using the brush tool. Select the changes to color or brightness that you want, and paint over the area you want to affect. You can also use the brush to blend areas with one of the source photos and select multiple effects for different parts of the image.
For a more realistic look, you can now blend the HDR rendered image with one of the original photos. Change the opacity to get a larger or smaller influence on the end result.
Correct the horizon in your image if it’s not level, or when vertical things like walls or buildings don’t look vertical. The tool is part of the Finishing Touch palette.
Whether you are working with a single image, or a bracketed set of photos, a more intuitive workflow makes it easier to load and choose images and proceed through to editing.