Notes regarding the boxed version:
Note regarding the Amazon page:
Be aware of 'Open Box' Photomatix Pro items listed on Amazon when they come without a box. The Photomatix Pro physical product is delivered in a box with a printed user manual. If it comes without a box, it is a counterfeit, containing a cracked serial number sold by fraudulent sellers.
A back-up CD for our software is not necessary, given that you will always be able to download Photomatix Pro from the download page of our website.
When you need to install the software again, it is better to download the latest version of Photomatix Pro from our website rather than use a version on a CD which would then most likely be outdated. If you prefer to have the software on a CD, you can burn it on a CD yourself, which will spare you handling and shipping costs.
You do not need to buy a CD to install Photomatix Pro on a computer not connected to the Internet. This FAQ explains how to install Photomatix Pro to your offline computer without a CD.
Also, a CD would not enable you to upgrade to a new version. To take advantage of the free upgrades you are granted to (for at least two years after purchase), you would still have to install the software on your offline computer as detailed in the FAQ. Another advantage is that you will not have to wait that the CD arrives to use Photomatix Pro.