buy photomatix, buy photomatix pro

By Gavin  Aug, 25, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
buy photomatix pro: Orders and payments are handled by the secure ordering system of our reseller Plimus. Your license key is emailed to you after your payment is authorized. Please make sure to provide a valid email address and to set up your spam filters to accept emails coming from plimus.com and hdrsoft.com. Important Note: You will not receive a CD when you purchase from this page. In case you would like to offer Photomatix as a gift or...

Can I install two different versions of Photomatix Pro in parallel?

By Gavin  Jun, 14, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
Can I install two different versions of Photomatix Pro in parallel? Yes. In the case of the Windows version of Photomatix Pro, there used to be issues of conflicting DLL versions when running two instances of the application prior to version 2.5. However, since version 2.5, the updated DLLs get separate file names. This means you can run two versions concurrently after having installed each version in a separate...

Is there any chance you will release a Linux version of Photomatix?

By Gavin  Jun, 14, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
Is there any chance you will release a Linux version of Photomatix? We have no plans for releasing a Linux version of the software at the moment. However, it is possible to run the Windows version of Photomatix Pro under Linux through Wine. To run Photomatix Pro after version 3.0, you will need to install the .NET framework under Wine. The instructions to install Wine and the .NET framework under Fedora and Ubuntu are detailed here. In case you...

Does photomatix offer a discount to students?

By Gavin  Jun, 14, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
Yes. You will find the details on our academic pricing page. Subscribe to Photomatix announcements to get notifications of releases of new versions (non-maintenance versions). Your email address will be kept strictly confidential and will NOT be shared. All other information is optional but we would appreciate if you could provide it — this information will help us better understand your needs and enhance our products...

Why does photomatix charge for your Aperture plug-in while the Lightroom plug-in is free?

By Gavin  Jun, 13, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
Though Aperture and Lightroom are similar type of applications, their plug-in architectures are quite different. Our plug-in for Lightroom is just an Export plug-in. This means the plug-in itself can’t do anything interesting without the stand-alone Photomatix Pro. The photos you export via the plug-in are processed in Photomatix Pro for HDR tone mapping or exposure fusion. By contrast, our plug-in for Aperture is an Edit plug-in which...

How do I tranfer to Photomatix Pro version 4 my presets saved with version 3?

By Gavin  Jun, 13, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
This question is only applicable to the Windows version of Photomatix Pro, as the presets location did not change in the case of the Mac version. In Photomatix Pro version 3 for Windows, presets you saved using the “Save Settings” feature where stored in the ‘Presets’ folder of the directory where you had installed Photomatix Pro. If you installed it in the default location (and assuming you installed on a C drive), then...

Is there a wish-list for Photomatix?

By Gavin  Jun, 13, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
How do I get informed about your product updates? Please subscribe to Photomatix announcements to receive notifications of upgrades. Note that we have a strict privacy policy. This means we do not use the email addresses of customers, unless they explicitly requested to be notified about upgrades by subscribing to the announcements. ^ › How do I change my email address to my new one? It is not necessary to change the email address you used to...

Panoramic HDR Photography Tutorial

By Gavin  Jun, 11, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
Panoramic HDR Photography Tutorial:Autodesk Stitcher returns an error “Image size must be the same” when I load HDR images produced with Photomatix. When the Align images option is selected and your bracketed images are slightly misaligned, Photomatix will by default crop the images after having corrected the alignment shifts. This means that the width and/or height of the resulting HDR image will slightly differ from the width and...

hdr photography tips:The Tone Mapping preview does not look the same as the final output image

By Gavin  Jun, 10, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
This should only happen if you use the Details Enhancer method to tone map the image. The preview is pre-computed by tone mapping a low resolution version of the original image. The low resolution version does not contain the same pixel values as the entire image. That is, the input is different, and this makes the Details Enhancer algorithm behave differently. hdr photography tips:The preview has for purpose to give you an indication of how the...

hdr photographers:Download Photomatix Pro 4.0.2 FAQ

By Gavin  Jun, 10, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
Photomatix Pro Tutorial:When I try to run Photomatix for Windows, I get an error message just after launching it If the error message makes reference to a “process id” and “thread id” and/or includes “application has generated an exception that could not be handled”, “the application or DLL is not a valid Windows image”, “application failed to initialize properly” or “fatal...

photography hdr tutorial:Can I use photomatix for combining multiple scans?

By Gavin  Jun, 10, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
Can I use your product for combining multiple scans? Yes, Photomatix can be used to combine two or more scans from the same film scanned under different exposure settings. There is an example produced with 3 scans from a film’s negative here. You may also try with scanned slides, but it is better to do it with negatives, as the dynamic range for film’s negatives is higher than for slides. photography hdr tutorial:We would recommend...

HDR processing, How many images can I merge?

By Gavin  Jun, 09, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
How many images can I merge? With Photomatix Light, the number of images you can merge is limited to 5. With Photomatix Pro, the number of images you can merge is unlimited. However, The fusion method “Highlights & Shadows – 2 images” merges only two images. If you have loaded more than two images, Photomatix Pro will let you select the images to process. For HDR generation and all other fusion methods, you can merge as...

Merge to hdr:Does Photomatix make use of dual and quad processors?

By Gavin  Jun, 09, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
The current version of Photomatix Pro supports multiple processors for the Tone Compressor tone mapping method and noise reduction on source images, as well as parts of the Details Enhancer tone mapping method, Exposure Fusion/Adjust method, alignment by matching features and RAW conversion. Further versions will add more multi-threading support. merge to hdr:However, it is important to note that most processes of Photomatix are...

hdr image software:I can’t get sharp results with photomatix?

By Gavin  Jun, 08, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
I can’t get sharp results with your software! hdr image software:Lack of sharpness on tone mapped HDR images is often due to the use of Shutter priority mode instead of the recommended Aperture priority mode when bracketing shots. It it important to set your camera to Aperture priority when shooting with Automatic Exposure Bracketing. This way, only the shutter time will vary, and the Aperture will remain the same. If you set it to Shutter...

hdr photography program tutorial:How does photomatix pro handle color profiles?

By Gavin  Jun, 08, 2011   Posted in FAQ on Photomatix
hdr tutorial:How does your software handle color profiles? Photomatix processes the RGB values of your source images directly, without converting them to another color space. This means that the resulting images produced by Photomatix will be in the same color space as the one specified by the ICC color profile of your source images. When a color profile for the source images is available, Photomatix embeds it into the resulting tone mapped or...

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