Photomatics or LR4?

Started Apr 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Photomatics or LR4?

I was just looking to get into some HDR photography and was looking at purchasing Photomatix Essentials. I downloaded their trial version and it seems limited but perhaps the paid version provides more options. Now to complicate things I've been reading that LR4 (I currently have LR3) can do some pretty amazing things. I'm into the more subtle effects than those highly processed so maybe LR4 will provide better results.

Anyone have any suggestions or advise on this?

Attached is the HDR photo I played around with in the trial version, it's more processed than I like but I wanted to see what it could do. And a photo I played around with on LR3. The LR3 photo has some issues when blow up. Is that due to over saturation? Would LR4 provide better results?

Thanks,

Peteo

LR3 Processed Photo

Photomatix Processed then some additional in LR3

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