Tone Mapping Plugin for Mac OS X

Download Tone Mapping Plugin 2.2.1 for Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2014 or CC 2015

Download Tone Mapping Plug-In 2.0.1 for Photoshop CS4, CS3 and CS2

Installation instructions

  1. Go to the place where you downloaded the plug-in (normally your 'Downloads' folder) and open the folder named ToneMappingPlugin2.2 or ToneMappingPlugin2.0.
  2. The installation differs depending on your version of Photoshop:

    If you have Photoshop CS5, CS6 or CC, double-click on the InstallerToneMappingPlugin.pkg file.

    If you have Photoshop CS4, CS3 or CS2 move the file ToneMapping.plugin to the Plug-ins/Filter folder of your Photoshop installation, which is:
    For CS4:  Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS4/Plug-ins/Filters
    For CS3:  Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS3/Plug-ins/Filters
    For CS2:  Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS2/Plug-ins/Filters
  3. Start or restart Photoshop.
  4. Merge images to HDR or open an image.

    If you merge to HDR, do the following after merging:

    Set the Mode combo-box to 32 Bit

    Leave the Complete Toning in Adobe Camera Raw box unchecked

  5. Choose Filter > Photomatix > Tone Mapping

More Information

FAQ on the Tone Mapping Plugin for Photoshop

Update log

06-Oct-12 - Updated in v2.2 (Photoshop CS5/CS6 only)
  • Addition of 20 built-in presets.
  • Filtering of preset thumbnails by category.
  • Changes in the Details Enhancer algorithm aimed at addressing the issue of difference between the preview and final image that may occur in some cases.
02-Oct-11 - Updated in v2.1 (Photoshop CS5/CS6 only)
  • List of thumbnails of built-in presets.
  • More flexibility for resizing the preview and addition of scrollbars when the preview does not fit in window
  • Change in presentation of Details Enhancer settings as in version 4.1 of Photomatix Pro.
  • Double-clicking on sliders resets to default value for the setting.
12-Apr-10 - Updated in v2.0.1 (Photoshop CS5 only)
  • 64-bit support.
  • Ability to apply the plug-in to images in 8 bits/channel mode.
15-Feb-10 - Updated in v2.0
  • Added Tone Compressor tone mapping method.
  • Multi-threading support: complete multi-threading for Tone Compressor method and partial for Details Enhancer method.
  • Added support for tone mapping larger files than was previously possible
  • Details Enhancer's Light Smoothing setting (renamed "Smoothing" in v1.1) has now two modes. The new mode is in the form of a slider and produces a slightly different effect. The behavior of previous versions corresponds to the "Light" mode which is in the form of five buttons named "Min", "Low", "Mid", "High" and "Max".
  • Details Enhancer's Highlights Smoothness setting (i.e. the setting that avoids grey highlights and preserves "clean" skies) has been significantly improved.
  • Added built-in presets for Details Enhancer. Presets are "Natural", "Smooth Skies", "Painterly" and "Grunge", and are accessible from the Presets combo-box.
  • Added buttons for 'Undo' and 'Redo' of the last settings done
Updated in v1.2.1
  • Fixed issue of license information not remembered on computers running Mac OS 10.5.
Updated in v1.2
  • Universal Binary so that the plug-in loads in Photoshop CS3 on Intel-based Macs.
  • Added six new settings: Gamma, Color Temperature, Saturation Highlights, Saturation Shadows, Highlights Smoothing, Shadows Smoothing and Shadows Clipping.
  • Ability to zoom in the preview to get a crop of the tone mapped image at 100% resolution.
  • Increased the maximum value possible for the White and Black Clip sliders to 10%.
  • Bug fixed: trying the plug-in on the new layer of an HDR image should not crash Photoshop anymore.
  • Bug fixed: scripting should now be correctly supported.
  • Bug fixed: actions calling the Tone Mapping plug-in should now play with the correct settings.
Updated in version 1.1
  • Added setting "Micro-smoothing". This setting smoothes out local details enhancements, which has for effect of reducing noise in the sky for instance and tends to give a "cleaner" look to the tone mapped image.
  • Made the settings sticky.
  • Renamed setting "Smoothing" into "Light Smoothing" and "Microcontrast" into "Micro-contrast", and changed the controls of both settings from pull-down menus to sliders. A value of "High" for Light Smoothing is now the equivalent of +1.
  • Extended the range of setting "Light Smoothing": it can now take a value of +2 (equivalent of "Very High") as maximum instead of +1 (equivalent of "High").
  • Fixed bug that produced almost black output, or white corners with some images.