Lightroom Tips

Photomatix HDR Export Plug-in for Lightroom

One of the problems I’ve had with using Photomatix Pro in my HDR workflow is the fact that there wasn’t an easy way to go from Lightroom into Photomatix. Well, HDRsoft has recently released an export plug-in for Lightroom that does just that. Yep, once installed, you just select your photos and go to File > Plug-in Extras and Export to Photomatix Pro will appear. Now the company claims the requirements as “The export plugin works in Lightroom version 1.3 or higher, and requires Photomatix Pro version 3.1 or higher. Photomatix Pro 3.1 is currently in beta release.”. However, I have Photomatix Pro 3.0.2 (not the beta 3.1) and it still works fine (I haven’t done any research on that part yet). Anyway, I think it’s newsworthy because HDR is hot these days and most HDR enthusiasts agree Photomatix is the way to go (yes I know there’s others but I’ve found Photomatix to be my favorite as well). Here’s a link to the plug-in page if you want to check it out.

Oh yeah, if you don’t own Photomatix yet and you’re a NAPP member you can get a 20% discount on the purchase using the code in the NAPP members website discount area.