Photo Editing And HDR Software
Are you looking to buy some good photo editing or HDR photo software, here are some that we recommend and use. For HDR photography, the most popular and the one that I use is Photomatix Pro. Then there is Adobe Photoshop with built-in HDR function, and Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro. All of the HDR software companies offer free trial downloads for about one month, so that's a great way to try them out and see which one you like best. Photomatix Pro offers free upgrades, but Photoshop and Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro don't, when they make a change, you have to buy the upgrade.
1) Photomatix Pro is the most popular HDR software, and from what I have read maybe the best to date. It offers a good price $99, free upgrades, lot's of adjustments, exposure blending, which combines multiple images like HDR, but produces more normal results.
If you would like to order Photomatix Pro, or learn more about the software, please check out our Photomatix Pro HDR Imaging Software Program Page.
2) Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3, New Version! Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3. For Photos to be Proud of! From only $59.99. Limited time . I have Corel Paint Shop Pro X and I tried the free trial of X2 with the HDR function, but I didn't think the HDR images were as good as Photomatix, and it doesn't offer as many adjustments. With the new release of Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3, I think I will buy the upgrade, because I like the new features they have added. X2 didn't have as many new features and I would have had to pay $49.99 for the upgrade, so I went with Photomatix Pro, to create my HDR images. The advantage that Corel has over Photomatix Pro is Corel is a full featured Photo editing software program, not just a HDR program, and it has a good price $99.99, but they always have sales for $69.99-79.99. If you need a good photo editing program and want a HDR program, buying Corel might be the way to go. Since I already had Corel X, I decided to go with Photomatix Pro. Corel doesn't offer free upgrades, they charge $49.99 to $59.99 depending if it's on sale. Corel also offers the free trial download, but they don't put a watermark on the final HDR images, which is nice.
3) Adobe Photoshop CS6, Create powerful images with the professional standard. Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 . Everyone has heard about Photoshop and now it has the HDR function built into it, but the big drawback is the expensive price, currently $699. If you want the best photo editing software and the one all the professionals use and can afford the price, Photoshop is the way to go.