Photomatix Pro is the HDR software I use to process all my High Dynamic Range pictures – it’s great, and because I’ve created this tutorial they’ve agreed to give me a 15% discount code to pass onto you all.
The discount code is DanNorcott, and you type it into the ‘Coupon code’ box of the order page, which can be found here (click ‘purchase’ at the top, then choose the version of the HDR software you want). Make sure you click “recalculate”, and you should see the discount appear. A free trial is also available.
If you’re interested in HDR Software, I can heartily recommend it – it’s enabled me to take pictures that would have been impossible without, and it’s a breeze to use – take a look at my HDR Tutorial. I’ve tried other HDR Software and not found anything I like as much.
Why use Photomatix HDR Software?
Photomatix seems to be the HDR software of choice for people really serious about this kind of photography. Whilst others are available, none seem to match Photomatix for simply and flexibly enancing your digital photography – pictures like the ones below would be a real pain to produce without it.
If you’re interested in HDR Photography in general, take a look at my HDR Photography site, which explains some of the different methods available to you. With Photomatix, though, if you’re just going to try out one piece of HDR software, I’d absolutely recommend it. You can batch process piles of images to save time, output individual images in various formats and tweak the results until the cows come home – I’ve tried other HDR software, including the free ones that are out there, and not found anything as flexible and intuitive – plus, what you really want from HDR software is good results, and Photomatix comes up trumps on that score. Read my tutorial if you need help getting to grips with it.
The next steps with your HDR software
HDR Software is one of those things that you can get results with in a few minutes, but takes a lot longer to master. When you first play with your HDR software, you will probably be impressed with the results, but looking back on them as you grow in expertise you will see the flaws. It’s worth putting the time in to become familiar.
If you’re interested, check out the HDR tutorial now! Then GO TAKE SOME PHOTOS!