Comparison Chart - Photomatix Essentials RE

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Application Type Standalone +
Lightroom Plugin
Standalone Standalone
Merge to HDR
Maximum number of bracketed photos per set Unlimited 17 5
Native RAW support
Realistic presets
Artistic presets
Real Estate presets -
Details Enhancer HDR style (Tone Mapping)
Contrast Optimizer HDR style (Tone Mapping)
Tone Balancer HDR style (Tone Mapping)
Tone Compressor HDR style (Tone Mapping)
Fusion/Natural HDR style (Exposure Fusion)
Fusion/Interior HDR style (Exposure Fusion) -
Exposure Fusion from a single RAW file - -
Advanced HDR settings - -
Individual color adjustments - -
Brush Tool - -
Blend with original and source exposures - -
Finishing (Sharpening & Contrast)
Crop Tool
Straightening Tool In version 2 -
Undo HDR adjustments
Saving & loading custom presets
Thumbnails of built-in presets
Thumbnails of custom presets - -
Favorite presets - -
Preset thumbnails display options (larger size & 2 columns) - -
Histogram - -
Noise reduction
Automatic alignment of hand-held photos
Automatic ghost removal
Selective ghost removal tool - -
Chromatic Aberration reduction - -
Automatic lens correction of RAW files - -
Batch Bracketed Photos - -
Batch Single Photos - -
Opens & saves in 32-bit HDR image formats - -
Color managed workflow
Integrated help on real estate photography topics - -
Integration with Lightroom - -