Photomatix plugin for Aperture

I have been using Hydra’s aperture plugin to create HDR images from 3 bracketed photos. It’s pretty basic but produces fairly good results without a lot of tweaking. Now HDR Software’s Photomatix is also available as an Aperture plugin. It offers many more options than Hydra, but takes a bit of tweaking to produce a more natural-looking image. It seems to give much better detail, especially in dark areas.

DSC_5236 Hydra HDR
Created with Hydra
DSC_5234 Photomatix HDR
Created with Photomatix

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