Update Log Photomatix Essentials for Windows

21-Nov-13 - Updated in v3.2.4

  • Significant improvements to alignment of hand-held images.
  • Updated Raw conversion to add support for RAW files from recent camera models such as the Canon 70D and Fuji X100, X100s and X2..

15-Jun-13 - Updated in v3.2.3

  • Updated Raw conversion to add support for Raw files from the Nikon D7100, Panasonic GH3 and Sony NEX-5R.

8-Jan-13 - Updated in v3.2.2

  • Updated Raw conversion to add support for recent camera models such as the Canon 6D, G15, S110, Sony A99, and Nikon D600 among others.
  • Bug fixed: Lens information was not transferred when source images were Raw files, or when resulting image was saved as TIFF.
  • Bug fixed: Color management was not working with monitor profiles created with version 4 of ICC specifications.

6-Sep-12 - Updated in v3.2.1

  • Updated Raw conversion to add support for recent camera models such as the Canon 650D / T4i.
  • Bug fixed: When loading PSD files, the Preview displayed with the wrong colors, inverting the red and blue channels.
  • Bug fixed: When processing a single photo with the alignment set in Preferences to "Yes" with the "by correcting shifts" method, clicking on the "Next" button resulted in a crash.
  • Bug fixed: When processing RAW files, no color profile was associated to the image.

7-Jul-12 - Updated in v3.2

  • Addition of 20 built-in presets.
  • Radio buttons on the top left frame of the "Step 2" window are now for accessing main presets instead of processing methods, and pop-up menu below the radio buttons is for custom presets.
  • Two additional buttons ('Natural' and 'Natural+') for Lighting Adjustments setting in Lighting Effects mode.
  • Detection of ghosts set to a higher strength.
  • Changes in the Details Enhancer algorithm aimed at addressing the issue of difference between the preview and final image that may occur in some cases.
  • Support for Raw files from the Canon S100, 5D Mark III and G1 X, Nikon D4 and D800, Panasonic GX1, Fuji X10 and Sony NEX-7.
  • Added support for DNG files created with the Embed Fast Load Data option.
  • Bug fixed: Temperature slider was working backwards.
  • Bug fixed: Canon Raws shot in SRAW/MRAW mode were not converted properly.

22-Nov-11 - Updated in v3.1.1

  • Updated Raw conversion function, adding among others support of Raw files from Olympus E-PL3, Nikon P7100, and Sony A77 and A65.

5-Nov-11 - Updated in v3.1

  • Ability to load and save presets.
  • Addition of more preset thumbnails.
  • Bug fixed: sliders were not accurate.

22-Aug-11 - Updated in v3.0

  • Product name changed from Photomatix Light to Photomatix Essentials.
  • Option to automatically remove ghosts.
  • Ability to increase the size of the preview on step 2 and to resize the window.
  • Addition of Sharpness setting to Fusion method (replaces Shadows setting).
  • Made double-clicking on sliders reset to default value for the setting.

18-Mar-11 - Updated in v2.0.2

  • Bug fixed: When Photomatix Light was closed while in minimized state, the main window disappeared the next time the program was launched.

5-Mar-11 - Updated in v2.0.1

  • Bug fixed: 64-bit edition could return an exception after clicking on the "Process" button.
  • Bug fixed: RAW files missing an embedded thumbnail (e.g. RAW files from the Sony A-450) failed to load.
  • Bug fixed: In some cases, prompt to register was still showing at startup even though program had already been registered.

9-Feb-11 - Updated in v2.0

  • List of preset thumbnails shows next to the preview of step 2.
  • Option to process source photos with high quality noise reduction before tone mapping.
  • Addition of Tone Compressor tone mapping method.
  • Ability to adjust alignment and noise reduction options on Preferences panel.
  • Added support for new camera models.
  • Bug fixed: On 32-bit OS, Photomatix Light could sometimes crash for no reason when loading photos on step 1.
  • Bug fixed: When two or more source photos had the same exposure information, or when the exposure information was missing in Exif data, tone mapped output was not correct.
  • Bug fixed: JPEG photos in portrait mode straight out of the camera could sometimes load in landscape mode.
  • Bug fixed: License information of customers who purchased a license of Photomatix Pro or Pro Plus Bundle after version 4.0 was not recognized

14-Feb-10 - Updated in v1.0.1

  • Added 64-bit support
  • Bug fixed: Installer would not detect and install the required version of the .NET Framework
  • Bug fixed: last used directory was not remembered when using browse button
  • Bug fixed: "Custom" preset was not always selected when it should have
  • New design for sliders
  • Added visual state when a radio-button is selected while disabled
  • Refined error message shown when an error occurs during processing

15-Dec-09 - Photomatix Light 1.0