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Photomatix Presets And Photo Samples!
Photomatix Pro is a stand-alone program that creates and processes HDR (High Dynamic Range) images.
All the HDR images on this website were created with Photomatix Pro. Photomatix Pro has many different settings and adjustments to help you create the best HDR image possible. You can spend a long time making small adjustments to all the settings and still not find one that you like.
Update: May 7, 2015, 42 Free Photomatix Presets added in a ZIP folder for you to download!! We also have 3 more presets below with the HDR image that was created with the preset. Photomatix Pro also has about 32 presets built-in. When I am creating a HDR image I usually go through each built-in preset to see which one looks the best and then make more adjustments from there. I then save the settings that I made as my own presets, which I might be able to use later. Hope this helps.
Here you can save Photomatix presets to your computer, most likely in this location on a Windows computer, C:\Program Files\PhotomatixPro\Presets, but it depends on what version of Photomatix Pro you have. On a Mac with OSX Yosemite Version 10.10.3, the presets folder is located here, Macintosh HD/Users/"YOUR USERNAME"/Library/Application Support/Photomatix/Presets. When I was looking for this "Library" folder I had the hardest time finding it in the Finder. I would click on my username and all normal folders would show up, except for the Library folder, so I thought it was hidden, which it kind of was. To show the Library folder, I clicked on my user folder and then while in the folder I right-clicked to bring up "Show View Options", and the last check box was "Show Library Folder".
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Step-By-Step Instructions For Saving 42 Free Photomatix Presets:
1) Click on the ZIP folder link above to download and save it to your computer.
2) After the folder is downloaded to your computer, double click on it to unzip the folder. After the folder is unzipped, you should now have a normal looking folder with the 42 Photomatix presets inside.
3) Now all you have to do is save this folder in the following locations as shown above: Windows computer, C:\Program Files\PhotomatixPro\Presets, depending on which version of Photomatix Pro you have. On a Mac with OSX Yosemite Version 10.10.3, the presets folder is located here, Macintosh HD/Users/"YOUR USERNAME"/Library/Application Support/Photomatix/Presets. Now when you use Photomatix and create a HDR image, you should see your saved presets along with the factory Photomatix presets that are included in the program.
*****Please Note These Tips From Photomatix*****
If you save in the 'Presets' folder of Photomatix (which is the default location when this panel pops up), the preset will be listed on the Preset pop-up menu and show as thumbnail on the Preset Thumbnails panel.
Additionally, if you create a subfolder in the 'Presets' folder and save there, the preset will be considered part of a group having for name the subfolder's name. The group will show as a submenu on the Preset pop-up menu, and also as category to filter the thumbnails listed on the Preset Thumbnails panel.
If you save outside of the 'Presets' folder, you will have to load the preset manually from the Preset pop-up menu in order to access it later on.
Step-By-Step Instructions For Saving the 3 Photomatix Presets below
We have provided a sample HDR image, and beside it the Photomatix Presets we used to create the HDR photo.
1) In the text boxes below, you can copy the Photomatix presets from the text box by highlighting the entire contents of the box, by clicking anywhere in the box with your mouse. You'll know the presets have been selected when the entire contents of the box are highlighted in blue.
2) Once the Photomatix Pro3 presets are highlighted in blue, copy the presets by typing (control+c), or by right clicking your mouse in the box and then clicking "copy".
3) You can then paste the Photomatix Pro presets into a text editor program like Notepad, then "Save As", YourFileName.xmp (Note: The filename must have .xmp file extension after it), and save this file most likely in this location on a Windows PC, C:\Program Files\PhotomatixPro4\Presets. On a Mac they should be stored in this location, Go to the main Macintosh HD, in folder Users/[your user name]/Library/Application support/Photomatix/Presets.
4) When you open up Photomatix Pro and get to the Tone Mapping step, look for the "Presets" menu above the "Process" button, click on the presets button, scroll down, and you should be able to find your presets file that you just saved, if you saved it in the correct location.
Photomatix Presets And Photo Samples!
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Below we have provided links so you can order your copy of Photomatix Pro for Windows or for Mac OS X. This ordering is safe and secure thru Bluesnap.com. If you need a different Photomatix product like Photomatix Pro PLUS, or Photomatix for Linux, please check out our Photomatix Pro HDR Imaging Software Program Page.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you enjoy your copy of Photomatix Pro if you order it, and if you do order from us, Thank you very much, we really appreciate your business. B&B&K