Photomatix Pro 4.0.2
I like doing my own HDR in light room, but I felt that it is taking up a lot of my time.
So I decided to try out some HDR software and this is my review.
Firstly, the software is quick to install, small to download and relatively easy to use. All you need to do is to load bracketed photos -- photos taken at different exposures, (usually -2, 0 and +2)
If your camera has AEB functions, Set your Camera at Aperture Priority mode and shoot the 3 shots. (more shots are also ok)
After loading the photos, the software allows "De-ghosting", "Aligning" and "Reduce noise" After processing, you have several different types of finished photos to choose from before you get your final HDR image.
You can then process and save the image as a tiff or jpeg
Easy to use
Small to download
Can sort of batch process photos.
I don't like HDR for shooting people, images does get blurry (not really software problem)
Noise a little more than other software I've seen.
Dramatic photos, but sharpness is compromised. (again, may not be software problem)
Takes a long time to process and after processing, you can only pick one kind of photo, if you want another type, you need to repeat process