Trey Ratcliff’s Photomatix Presets for HDR Photography

Have you ever photographed a high contrast scene? If so, you know that even the best exposure can give you blown out highlights, or flat shadows, or both. The solution is High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing. Learn more here: Trey Ratcliff’s Photomatix Presets

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Trey Ratcliff’s Photomatix Presets for HDR Photography

Trey is best known as a pioneer in HDR photography. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, a technique whereby multiple levels of light are captured for a particular scene and then combined into a single photograph. The resulting images are richly detailed and more closely resemble what you recall of the scene in your mind. Trey created the first HDR photograph to hang in the Smithsonian. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOXand the BBC, and his photos have accumulated about 1 billion views.

“I started with over 100 presets and whittled them down to 23. Why 23? Because 22 seemed like too few and 24 seemed like waaaay too many. Besides, frankly, when you start scrolling through 100 presets, they all blend together after a while, and that’s no good. With these 23, you’ll find all the variety you need.

These presets work with Photomatix Pro, don’t have it yet? Found here: Photomatix Pro (remember to use the coupon code PictureCorrect for 15% off)

From mild to extreme, presets come aptly named from “Au Naturale” to “Bob Ross Has Not Left the Building.” You’ll edit with a happy little twinkle in your eye. From “Quaint Hobbit Holes” to “Puff the Magic HDRagon,” you’ll make creations that will shock the nearest hippy. From “A Little Sumfin Sumfin” to “Finding Uncle Remo,” you’ll weave digital art that will make all your dreams come true. Well, a few of them.”

Image BEFORE Photomatix and Trey’s Presets:

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Image before presets

Image WITH Photomatix and Trey’s Presets:

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Image after presets

How to Get the Presets:

The download includes simple instructions on how they can be quickly installed in Photomatix Pro.

Found here: Trey Ratcliff’s Photomatix Presets

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One response to “Trey Ratcliff’s Photomatix Presets for HDR Photography”

  1. Joe Whitworth says:

    I can’t find Trey’s Photomatix Presets.

    All I see are the presets for Aurora HDR.

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