Why did I change? While processing the two images I posted earlier today, I noticed that I had not updated Photomatix4 in quite awhile. So I checked out their website and found out that my version was about 7 (29-Aug-11 – v4.1.2) versions ago! I updated and then decided to process a test image to take it on a test drive.
To be honest, I updated because I had noticed a problem here and there. What sucked me in to the update was this line:
Bug fixed: In some cases, the Finishing Touch window was not showing.
That problem had bothered me too often. But now that I’ve upgraded, I see they’ve changed the color scheme from a neutral/dove grey to a pinkishgrey that makes text difficult to read. It’s a low-resolution, modernized window theme the moved to.
I also notice that the image processing has sunk a notch. Here’s my first HDR photo using Photomatix 4.2.3: