Photomatix for Linux

Recent Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Download Photomatix for Linux v2.0.1  (Ubuntu 23.04 and 23.10 64-bit)

Download Photomatix for Linux v2.0.1  (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and 22.04 64-bit / Linux Mint 20)

Earlier Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Download Photomatix for Linux v2.0.1  (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit)

Download Photomatix for Linux v1.1  (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit / Linux Mint 18)

For Kubuntu 17.10: Use above Ubuntu 16.04 download link and see installation on Kubuntu 17.10.


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

First, install libgtkmm-3.0 first by using this command:

sudo apt install libgtkmm-3.0

Then, install Photomatix for Linux 1.1 for Ubuntu 16.04.

Exposure Bracketing

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

If you want to test Photomatix Pro before having taken bracketed photos, you can download some on the bracketed photo samples page.

Update log

14-Jul-20: Updated in v2.0

  • Added a new HDR style called Fusion/Interior method, which is specially designed for capturing the full range of brightness in real estate interior shots. It comes with two built-in presets, 'Interior' and 'Interior 2'.
  • Added Straightening adjustment in the Finishing window, for straightening crooked vertical and horizontal lines.
  • Batch processing can now use presets.
  • Added support for OpenEXR files.
  • Workflow is now color managed.

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.

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.