Photomatix Plugin for Lightroom

The Lightroom Plugin included in Photomatix Pro lets you select a bracketed photos set (or single photo) in Lightroom, export it to Photomatix Pro for HDR processing, and reimport the final image into your Lightroom library.

The Plugin works in Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Classic CC.

Installation Instructions

  1. If you haven't downloaded Photomatix Pro yet, please do so from the download page.
  2. On Windows:

    If Lightroom is detected on your computer, the installer will ask to confirm that you want to install the Plugin. Make sure the box Yes, install the Lightroom Export Plugin too is checked before clicking 'Next'.

    On Mac:

    If Lightroom is installed on your computer, the Plugin should be automatically installed when you run the installer.

  3. Restart Lightroom.
  4. Select a set of bracketed photos (or one single photo) from either the Filmstrip or the Grid.
  5. Right-click on the selected photos, then choose Export > Photomatix Pro.

    Alternatively, choose File > Plug-in Extras > Export to Photomatix Pro.

If you have a Creative Cloud subscription, make sure to use the Lightroom Classic CC application to use the plugin.

In case you would neither see 'Export to Photomatix Pro' under 'Plug-in Extras' nor 'Photomatix Pro' under the 'Export' item of the contextual menu, then follow these steps to install the Plugin manually.

Important note: If you have chosen the option to automatically reimport into Lightroom but do not see the reimported image, this is normally because Lightroom is set to show images of the previous import only. To change that, look above the thumbnails on the FilmStrip, and choose All Photographs instead of "Previous Import".

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