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Photomatix Pro Beta

Photomatix Pro version 5.0 is currently in beta testing phase. You are welcome to help us test the beta releases, but please note the following:
- Beta releases are not stable versions of the software. They may not work properly and they may crash often.
- Beta releases are intended for testing purposes only, and should not be used for normal use and production work.
- Beta releases of Photomatix Pro include the usual registration system of normal versions, i.e. they run in trial mode and add a watermark when the software has not been registered (or due to bugs).
- Beta releases are not supported. If you need support with running Photomatix Pro, please download the official release of Photomatix Pro instead.
- Beta releases are for testing. We expect that you report any problem you find with the beta via the Bug Report form below.
I have read the above and understand that the beta is not supported and is intended for testing purposes only.
Please report bugs and issues you find while testing this beta release by submitting this form:
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Updates in Photomatix Pro 5.0 Beta

Both platforms
- New Tone Mapping method named Contrast Optimizer, which is is good at producing realistic-looking results while still enhancing shadows and highlights. Contrast Optimizer can be accessed via the Method combo-box or by selecting the 'Balanced' preset (second on the list).
- New Exposure Fusion method called Fusion/Real-Estate, which is intended for scenes of interiors with a view out of the window on a sunny day. It replaces the Fusion/Realistic method available in batch mode in version 4.2.
- Updates in Batch of Bracketed Photos: Ability to select a Preset directly from the main batch window, option to process with more than one presets or customised settings, and main Preprocessing Options are available from the main batch window.
- Automatic deghosting offers additional options (Deghosting amount in the form of a slider and selection of base photo) that can be adjusted with the help of a preview.
- More buttons added to Workflow Shortcuts panel. In particular, ability to come back in one-click to tone mapping / fusion to redo with other settings.
- Option to enable Exposure Fusion when a single Raw file is opened.
- Option in Preferences to enable "real-time" Preview refreshing (option does not show when the OS is Windows 32-bit).
- Alignment by matching features (renamed into alignment for hand-held shots) made more robust.
- Highlights recovery step added to Raw conversion before tone mapping a single Raw file.
- Contextual help for Preprocessing Options shows in a help frame.
Specific to Mac
- Option to set the interface in "Unified Window" mode which makes the 'Workflow Shortcuts' panel become an app frame window and group the Setting Adjustments, Preview and Preset Thumbnails in one single window.
Known Issues