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Create stunning photos of high contrast scenes

Try High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography to capture the scene as you saw it.

Interior created from bracketed exposures merged to HDR

Get perfectly exposed real estate photos

Learn how pros use HDR photography to photograph real estate interiors without lighting equipment.

Photomatix Pro and Essentials are standalone programs running on Windows and Mac.

  • A license costs $99 for Photomatix Pro and $39 for Photomatix Essentials.
  • Photomatix Essentials focuses on simplicity. Photomatix Pro offers more options and includes advanced features such as batch processing and selective ghost removal.

The HDR Batch Plugin costs $49 and runs in Adobe Lightroom.

Photomatix Real Estate Camera runs on iPhone. Its in-app purchase option costs $9.99.

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Photomatix is by far the best HDR software out there, and I have tried them all!
Jeff Dean
Photomatix is too much fun!
I think I am averaging more than four hours a day using it.
Mr. Peter - Travel Author
I use Photomatix Pro every day in my architectural photography work. I could not live without it!
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28-May-19: HDR Batch Plugin for Lightroom is released. The plugin lets you automatically merge multiple stacks of bracketed exposures in Lightroom, and process them with the HDR style of your choice.

5-Mar-19: Photomatix Real Estate Camera, an iPhone app for taking high-quality real estate pictures without photography expertise, now available on the App Store.

6-Aug-18: Photomatix Pro 6.1 released, adding a dark color scheme, dual white balance for HDR merge and improvements to the brush tool.

26-Mar-18: HDR Exposures Calculator now available in iOS. The free web version of the app is still available at

13-Aug-17: Q&A on using HDR for a solar eclipse based on the questions from a user preparing to photograph the August 21 eclipse.

21-May-17: Photomatix Pro 6.0 released, adding a new HDR rendering method for realistic results, a Brush Tool, color adjustments, straightening, and more.

28-Jul-16: Winners of the Spring 2016 HDR Challenge announced in the Realistic HDR and Creative HDR categories.

21-Jul-16: Introducing Photomatix OneShot, an Extension for Apple Photos that adds the Photomatix magic to a single exposure.

10-Jul-16: Photomatix is now available on the Linux platform. Photomatix for Linux is released.

29-Jun-16: Photomatix Essentials upgraded to version 4.1.

8-Jun-16: Photomatix Pro upgraded to version 5.1.3.

2-Apr-16: The Spring 2016 HDR Challenge is now open: Accepting entries in the Realistic HDR and Creative HDR categories until the 30th of June.

30-Sep-14: Photomatix Essentials updated to version 4, adding realistic-looking Tone Mapping and Finishing Touch options among other updates. Photomatix Essentials is an easy-to-use program intended for photographers who are new to HDR.

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