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Photomatix as a gift
You would like to offer Photomatix Pro as a gift

The best option for a gift is to purchase the boxed version of Photomatix Pro 5 from Amazon.com
If you are in the UK or close to it, you can purchase it from Amazon.co.uk

Notes regarding the boxed version:

  • The version on the CD is v5.0.1 on Amazon.com, and either v5.0.1 or v4.2.6 on Amazon.co.uk. In both cases, it can be upgraded for free to the latest Photomatix Pro 5 version by downloading from our website.
  • The serial number is printed on the front cover of the user manual booklet included in the box.
  • The CD includes the Export Plugin for Lightroom in addition to Photomatix Pro. However, it does not include the Photomatix Plugin for Aperture, nor the Tone Mapping Plugin for Photoshop. The Photomatix Pro Plus bundle product, Photomatix Essentials and plugins for Aperture and Photoshop are not available as 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.

Product features:

  • Create HDR photos and adjust them to get the look you want
  • One-click Presets let you choose a style, from natural to painterly to surreal
  • < li>Batch mode, automatic alignment of hand-held photos and advanced tools to remove ghosts
  • Plugin for Adobe Lightroom included
You need a back-up CD

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the latest version of Photomatix Pro from our website rather than use a version on a CD which would then most likely be outdated.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 need a CD to install on a computer not connected to the Internet

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.