Photomatix for Linux

Ubuntu 16.04 & Linux Mint 18

Download Photomatix for Linux 1.1  (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit / Kubuntu 17.10(*) / Linux Mint 18 / )

Earlier Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Download Photomatix for Linux 1.1  (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS / Linux Mint 17.3)


To install Photomatix for Linux:

  1. Double-click on the .deb package you have downloaded from the above link.
  2. The software installer should open. Click on the Install button of the software installer's window.

If you prefer to install via the command-line, or if installing with the instructions above doesn't work, you have two other options for installing Photomatix. Open a terminal window, then do either of the following:

If you have gdebi installed, you can install using this command:

sudo gdebi /path/to/downloaded-file.deb

Alternatively, you can use this command:

dpkg -i /path/to/downloaded-file.deb

Then, if there are any errors about unresolved dependencies:

sudo apt-get install -f

Installation on Kubuntu 17.10

If you are running on Kubuntu 17.10, you will need to install libgtkmm-3.0 first by using this command:

sudo apt install libgtkmm-3.0

Then, install Photomatix for Linux 1.1.


Photomatix for Linux documentation

Exposure Bracketing

See how to set up Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB) on various camera models.


If you haven't taken bracketed photos yet, you are welcome to download these samples:

Cove Point Lighthouse (3.5 MB)
Venice Grand Canal (10 MB)
Cevennes landscape (10 MB)

Update log

5-Dec-17: Updated in v1.1

  • A new Tone Mapping method called Tone Balancer, which is good for realistic-looking results. It comes with six HDR settings and five built-in presets, such as the 'Realistic' preset.
  • Thumbnails for custom user presets.
  • A 'Finishing Touch' window, offering Contrast, Sharpening and Crop.
  • The Contrast Optimizer method has a new setting, called 'Luminance'.
  • EXIF and other metadata are now fully transferred to the final image.
  • Support for RAW files from recent camera models, including Canon 5D Mark IV, 6D Mark II and 800D, Nikon D5600, Sony A99 MK II and Panasonic GH5.
  • Made the position of the "Load Photos" window remembered across sessions.
  • Added documentation (available from the 'Help' menu, or directly here).
  • Added German localisation.

10-Jul-16: v1.0

First version of Photomatix for Linux is released. See Photomatix for Linux feature highlights.

Version 1.0 includes:

  • Tone Mapping using the Details Enhancer, Contrast Optimizer and Tone Compressor methods.
  • Exposure Fusion using the Fusion/Natural method.
  • Alignment for hand-held shots, and for those taken on a tripod.
  • Noise reduction.
  • Automatic deghosting.
  • Batch processing.