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PRESS RELEASE: MultimediaPhoto Adds Alignment Feature to Photomatix
Montpellier, France, November 17, 2003 -- MultimediaPhoto has released Photomatix 1.3 for the Windows platform.
The new version adds an alignment feature that registers images prior to blending. This feature is particularly useful when processing bracketed images shot without the aid of a tripod. Additionally, you can now use Photomatix to retrieve highlights and shadows details from one single 48-bit image via the new HDR (High Dynamic Range) compression tool.
Photomatix solves the problem of blown out highlights and loss of contrast in shadows. This post-production software blends images of the same scene taken under multiple exposures. The resulting image preserves the details in highlights and shadows while spanning the whole dynamic range of the scene.
Photomatix combines any number of shots automatically. The resulting image is created in a new document, making it easy to compare the results obtained with different methods (Photomatix Pro offers six methods to blend exposures, each one of them being based on a separate algorithm). You can analyze the results with the "Compare Histograms" feature which displays the histograms of two images on the same panel.
Photomatix 1.3 for Windows is available in two editions -- Photomatix Pro, which costs US$99 for a single-user license and Photomatix Light, which costs US$35. For more information and to download a trial version, please visit http://www.hdrsoft.com
(First posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 12:33 EST)