The Photomatix Pro download includes the Plugin for Lightroom. If Adobe Lightroom is installed on your computer, the installer will also install the Plugin that lets you use Photomatix Pro from Lightroom.
For more information, see the Photomatix Plugin for Lightroom page.
A new HDR rendering method called Tone Balancer gives you more options for achieving a realistic look. It is well-suited to real estate and natural style landscapes.
With the new interactive brush tool, you can make color changes to just parts of the image by painting over those areas. You can also remove color casts, enhance skies, and adjust other image features by fine-tuning the saturation, hue, and brightness of individual colors.
If you want a more realistic look, you can blend your original photo with the HDR rendered image. You can also use a brush to blend specific areas with the original photo, or one of the other photos from a bracketed set.
If the horizon isn't straight or vertical objects like buildings aren't vertical, you can quickly straighten your photo and fix perspective issues where lines don't look parallel when they should. These are particularly helpful features for architectural and landscape photographers.
Whether you are working with a single image, or a bracketed set of photos, a more intuitive workflow makes it easier to load and choose images and proceed through to editing.
If you haven't taken bracketed photos yet, you are welcome to download these samples:
See how to set up Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB) on various camera models.
For tips and other useful information, see the Photomatix FAQ.
The User Manual is available from the Help menu of Photomatix Pro, but you can also access it online here:
Lightroom Plugin for Photomatix Pro 4.2.7 (updated for compatibility with Lightroom CC)