30-Sep-14: Photomatix Essentials updated to version 4, adding realistic-looking tone mapping with Contrast Optimizer and Finishing Touch options among other updates. Photomatix Essentials is an easy-to-use HDR photography software intended for photographers who are new to HDR.
19-May-14: Photomatix HDR Plugin for Aperture updated to version 3, adding realistic-looking tone mapping with Contrast Optimizer and option to refresh Preview continuously.
20-Nov-13: Photomatix Pro 5.0 released: Adds Contrast Optimizer Tone Mapping for realistic-looking results, new Fusion method for real estate photography, multiple settings batching, and option to enable fusion from a single RAW file.
Photomatix Pro 4.2 is released. Updates include preset thumbnails
display options, improved preview size controls, and Finishing Touch
adjustments for contrast and sharpening.
Quotes from magazine reviews:
"Photomatix has all the features you need for
producing HDR images, whether you are looking for a very natural look
or the more extreme styles. The workflow is logical and easy to follow
especially using the Lightroom integration."
Andrew Williams, Advanced Photographer, Feb 2011
"HDRsoft's Photomatix is currently the most sophisticated and robust, yet easy-to-use solution."
John Paul Caponigro, Digital Photo Pro, Jan/Feb 2009
"Photomatix Pro is an excellent tool for creating high dynamic range photographs."
Stuart Gripman, Mac Life, issue #17, 2008
"The Photomatix details enhancer does a better job of rendering shadow detail than the comparable local adaptation algorithm in Photoshop, and produces images with a distinctive ethereal appearance. Photomatix is polished software, backed by a helpful technical support team, and is highly recommended."
Guy J Brown, Royal Photographic Society Journal, November 2006