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fugu82

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Photomatix Pro beta
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:41:43 AM »
Photomatix Pro has a beta release that will open 5D Mark III raws:    http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/beta/pmp42.html

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Re: Photomatix Pro beta
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 06:05:01 PM »

Guys, what is your workflow with Photomatix and why?
I saw Tray Ratcliff exports first from Lightroom to jpeg and than works on photos.
I tend to use Lightroom plugin and export the from LR to P directly than I save it as tiff.
Does Lightroom plugin convert those raw files to jpeg before sending to P or?  ...a bit confused here.
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Re: Photomatix Pro beta
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 06:11:59 PM »
i am a photomatix owner.

but to be honest i don´t use it anymore.
it was good but it´s a bit outdated yet.

the software has made no real progress for some time.
not when it comes to image quality.

i have send them some example images that had strange artifacts when processed with photomatix.
after a some debate about what causes the problem, i told them that other programs don´t show these artifacts.

they seemed not eager to solve the problem.
instead, after 3 or 4 emails, they offered me a refund and the advice to use the other program if i like it more.   ::)


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Re: Photomatix Pro beta
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 06:32:39 PM »

...so what is than hottest sw at the moment for HDR?
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Re: Photomatix Pro beta
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 06:36:10 PM »
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Re: Photomatix Pro beta
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 01:18:34 PM »

Guys, what is your workflow with Photomatix and why?

Depends on how well I did with bracketing, and the look I'm going for.

Some of the time I use DPP to produce 16-bit TIFFs, apply a bit of Topaz denoise if necessary, then load the tiffs into Photomatix, then do final tweaks in LR. I typically use this approach if I think Canon's DLO is going to be useful for the shot. Unfortunately I sometimes find that DPP clips hilites excessively compared to LR and the resulting fusions in Photomatix don't work too well.

So, the rest of the time for me its:
- LR -> Export as TIFF
- Do minor fixups and maybe apply Denoise
- Photomatix, then export as TIFF
- Tweaks in LR and Photoshop.