updated 02:15 pm EST, Mon November 3, 2008
Photomatix Pro 3 1 update
HDRsoft has released the latest version of its High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography software, Photomatix Pro 3.1. The program now offers automatic chromatic aberration and noise reduction in HDR images. A Lightroom Export plug-in has been added, allowing integration with Adobe's photography software. Photomatix is designed to create HDR images by blending multiple photographs that were taken with different exposures.
The program can also create 32-bit HDR tone mapped images by highlighting and shadowing details to show the entire dynamic range captured by all photographs. Users can automate the process with batch processing, or use the editing tools to reduce ghosting. Images that are taken by hand are automatically aligned by the program. Photomatix Pro 3.1 works as a standalone program on Mac or Windows platforms, and can be obtained from the company for $100.