doreen and neil ....home now PRO 7:52pm, 23 December 2007

I posted a comparison here using the two softwares


Pepeketua 11 years ago
Personnaly, I've been using Photomatix for a while (6 months+) but since I've got DPHDR, I haven't used it once!

The results are some much clearer and "eye-catching" (as the software is designed to) than Photomatix. It's also much easier to use.

However, Photomatix gives you much more controls (too much?) and there are some photos I know I couldn't have done the same with DPHDR.

I also really like the "fake-HDR" side of DPHDR which I reckon is much better than Photomatix.

Anyway, I should rather write that on the Photomatix group :)
Josh Segal PRO 11 years ago
I've used both, and agree with pepeketua, photomatrix just seems more confusing and creates more work and less result. When I came across DynamicHDR, we clicked and never went back. Well worth $40.
gryphon1911 [A.Live] 11 years ago
I've used both as well, and I like DPHHDR better. Photomatix does seem a little more confusing.
gorgeous farm [deleted] 11 years ago
I find that Photomatix has the potential to create better pictures, but dynamic HDR is so much easier to use. And the eye-catching ultra contrast modes are awesome!
i use both and feel that they are two totally different beasts... thats why i use both, different tools for different jobs right?
rotate arbitrary 11 years ago
I also started out with Photomatix, found Dynamic and was hooked immediately. However, while Dynamic does indeed yield great results with very little tweaking and fumbling, I tend to use Photomatix for the difficult ones. Sometimes I just can't get the result I want in Dynamic and Photomatix lets me tweak everything extensively.

So ... I like both, but my first choice is Dynamic, for speed, ease of use, and colourful, eye-popping results, while Photomatix is my preference for the more subtle and the difficult tasks.
CandyAppleRed Images 10 years ago
I'm new to all this, having done a few "manual" HDRs over the last few weeks and decided that:

a) it's too much like hard work
b) no tonemapping.

So I've recently tried the Photomatix trial version, and then downloaded QTPFSGUI. I wasn't overkeen on Photomatix but found it ok. Hated QTPFSGUI - couldn't work out what was going on, and it was so slooooooooow!

Then last night I loaded the trial of Dynamic, and realised within a few minutes that this was the one for me. Looks like I'll be investing in the full version this very afternoon!
IngaGudmunds 10 years ago
I started out with Photomatix, but was not totally happy with it and didn't want to spend nearly $100 for full version of that. Therefore I started looking for something cheaper and downloaded QTPFSGUI, and like you Zoot42 I didn't like that at all.

Then I found Dynamic and I just love it. It is so easy to use and with a lot of great features.
Souvik_Prometure Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Souvik_Prometure (member) 10 years ago
I am quiet new to HDR tochnology. I heard Photomatix is standard HDR software but got confused while using it. Then someone told me about Dynamic Photo HDR software and full version is only £20.

Its graphical user interface is so easy even lay man can create HDR with on screen every step by step advice.

Clearly, I vote for Dynamic Photo HDR to Photomatix or photoshop families for creating HDRs.

This is how my first couple of HDRs look like

Zaanse Schans, Netherlands

Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
CandyAppleRed Images 10 years ago
Only issue I have with Dynamic HDR is that I have somehow set the Quick Tool bar as huge, and in the wrong place. I've tried resetting it manually and via the View menu, but when I go back in it's back in the wrong place. Anyone know how to get it back to its original position and stay there?
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