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Purchase

Purchases are handled by the secure system of our reseller BlueSnap. Your license key is emailed after your payment is authorized.

Note: You will receive a license key that registers the downloaded software, but not a CD. In case you would like to offer Photomatix as a gift or need a CD, see this page.

If you are a student or teacher, see our academic pricing page.

Try before you buy

If you have not done so yet, please download and try the software. The trial never expires and is the same as the licensed software, but adds a watermark to the processed image.

Photomatix Pro 5

Standalone program to create HDR photos with tone mapping and exposure fusion, including automatic image alignment and ghost removal, selective deghosting, advanced editing features, and powerful batch processing.

+  Includes Lightroom plugin to export to Photomatix Pro.


License includes free upgrades for at least two years and is valid on both Windows and Mac. It is also valid for registering Photomatix Essentials.

If you bought an older version of Photomatix Pro, see how to upgrade here.

$99  

If you bought a license of Photomatix Essentials, you can upgrade for the price difference here.

Photomatix Pro Plus Bundle

Bundle of separate products:

  • +  Photomatix Pro 5 standalone (which includes export plugin for Lightroom)
  • +  Plugin for Apple Aperture
  • +  Plugin for Photoshop CS2 to CC  (requirements)
  • +  Merge to 32-bit HDR Plugin for Lightroom 4 or 5 (see note below)

Features Comparison


Note: The Merge to 32-bit HDR Plugin is an additional plugin if you are interested in using Lightroom's tone mapping. The Lightroom Plugin that exports to Photomatix is free and is included in Photomatix Pro.

License includes free upgrades for at least two years and is valid on Windows and Mac.

$119  

$119 is a bundle price. The Plugin for Aperture alone or the Plugin for Photoshop alone costs $79. See below if you would like to only purchase one of the plugins.


Important: If you are only interested in the Photoshop Plugin as additional product, please check whether you need the Tone Mapping Plug-In.

Photomatix Essentials

Easy to use standalone program to create HDR photos with tone mapping and exposure fusion, including automatic image alignment and ghost removal.

Features Comparison


License includes free upgrades to all future versions of Photomatix Essentials and is valid on both Windows and Mac.

Photomatix Plug-In for Aperture

Edit Plug-In for Aperture to create HDR photos with tone mapping and exposure fusion, including automatic image alignment and ghost removal.

Features Comparison


License includes free upgrades for at least two years.

$79  

If you already bought Photomatix Pro, please see how to upgrade to the plug-in here.

Tone Mapping Plug-In for Photoshop CS2 to CC

Filter Plug-In of Photoshop CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 or CC for tone mapping 32-bit HDR images created with Photoshop (the plug-in does not include Exposure Fusion)

Features Comparison  |  Do I need the Photoshop Plugin?


Important: Please read the plugin's requirements before buying.

License includes free upgrades for at least two years.

Merge to 32-bit HDR Plug-in for Lightroom

Plugin for Lightroom (version 4 or higher). Merges bracketed photos into a a Floating Point TIFF file ready for tone mapping with Lightroom (and not with Photomatix). Includes automatic image alignment and ghost removal.

Features Comparison


Important: This plugin does not offer Photomatix HDR Tone Mapping. The Lightroom plugin that creates HDR photos with Photomatix is included for free in Photomatix Pro.

License includes free upgrades to all future versions.

$29  

If you bought a Photomatix Pro license before the Merge to 32-bit HDR Plugin was released, you can get the plugin for free from here.

Special Pricing:

  • Academic pricing for students and teachers.
  • Charities and churches may be entitled to a free license. If you belong to such organization in a position of responsibility, email eligibility documents to edu@hdrsoft.com (and please be patient, as we prioritize support queries).
  • Apple employees are entitled to a free license and Adobe employees as well.

A license of our products is tied to a user. One license entitles you to install the software on other computers and register it with the same license key, provided you will be the user of the software on the other computers.

All our software includes free download and registration backup services.