The Tone Mapping Plugin works in Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS and Photoshop Elements.
If you wish to use the Tone Mapping with a 32-bit merged HDR image, then you'll need Photoshop CC or Photoshop CS2 to CS 6.
Customers reported that the Windows version of the plugin works in Affinity Photo as well. If you are using the Tone Mapping plugin with another host than Photoshop, we would very much appreciate if you could contact us to let us know.
Yes. Customers who purchased a license of Photomatix Pro can upgrade to the Bundle license that includes both the standalone Photomatix Pro and the Tone Mapping plug-in for just US$20. Please see how to you can request the upgrade information.
The Photomatix Tone Mapping plugin can be used in Affinity Photo for Windows. If you are running on Windows, Please follow these steps to install the plugin:
This problem is normally due to an incorrect Exposure setting after tone mapping a 32-bit HDR merged image. For some reason, Photoshop sometimes changes the Exposure setting from the default, resulting in a blown-out tone mapped image when the exposure becomes higher than zero.
Follow these steps to view the tone mapped image at the correct exposure:
Note that you won't get the issue if you apply the Tone Mapping plugin to an existing 32-bit merged HDR image file you've opened. You won't get the issue either if you copy and paste the newly 32-bit merged HDR image into a new file, and then apply the plugin.
This question is answered under the Photomatix Pro FAQ here.
This was an issue in the older version of the Tone Mapping plugin, which was fixed in version 3.0.
Please download the Tone Mapping plugin to upgrade to the latest version. The upgrade is free of charge for licensed users of the plugin.