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MultimediaPhoto Releases Photomatix Pro version 2.0Software expands dynamic range of digital photographs or scanned films (July 20, 2004)
MultimediaPhoto releases version 2.0 of its dynamic range increase software Photomatix Pro for the Mac OS X platform. The new version adds the ability to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images from bracketed shots, an HDR viewer, and a Tone Mapping tool.
Photomatix Pro is a stand-alone application that expands the dynamic range of digital photographs or scanned films. It offers 6 methods of exposure blending, an alignment tool for out-of-register images, 16-bit support, and batch processing.
With the new Tone Mapping tool, photographers can now preserve the local contrast and highlights & shadows details of their HDR images. The tool produces results that exposure blending can not achieve when the dynamic range of the scene is particularly high.
Photomatix Pro is priced at US$99. Customers of Photomatix Pro 1.3 can upgrade to v2.0 free of charge. A trial version is available for download at www.hdrsoft.com.
Version 2.0 will be available for the Windows platform in a later release.
MultimediaPhoto develops innovative digital imaging software solutions for professional photographers and advanced amateurs.
The first version of its dynamic range increase software Photomatix was released in February 2003, and was the result of a research project started in July 2002. The project was awarded a grant from the French Ministry of Research in June 2003, as laureate of the national contest organized by ANVAR (National Agency for the Valuation of Research).
The team at MultimediaPhoto includes one phD and two engineers. Additionally, one of the two co-founders is a professional photographer with over 25 years' experience.
For more information, please visit www.hdrsoft.com.
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