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44 Free Presets for Photomatix

Free Presets?  You Bet!

The team at Photofocus has put together a collection of free presets to help you get the most out of HDRsoft’s Photomatix.  These presets are absolutely FREE, you just need to join our mailing list to get them. Please subscribe to our newsletter using the button below.

Once you have confirmed your subscription, you will receive a link to download the file.

  1. You must use a valid email address to receive the presets.
  2. Click the button to confirm and download.

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Macintosh Install Instructions

Method 1

  1. Download and unzip the file
  2. Hold down the Option key and click the Go menu in the Finder.
  3. Choose Library > Application Support > Photomatix > Presets.  If you don’t see Presets folder, just create one.
  4. Copy the presets into this folder and relaunch the application
  5. The new presets can be found under the My Presets tab

Method 2

  1. Choose My Presets in the Preset Thumbnails Window.
  2. Click the drop down menu and choose Import Presets.
  3. Navigate to the folder of presets you want to import.
  4. Choose a preset and choose Import.

 

Windows Install Instructions

Method 1

  1. Download and unzip the file
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\HDRsoft\PhotomatixPro\Presets.  If you don’t see Presets folder, just create one.
  3. Copy the presets into this folder and relaunch the application
  4. The new presets can be found under the My Presets tab

Method 2

  1. Choose My Presets in the Preset Thumbnails Window.
  2. Click the drop down menu and choose Import Presets.
  3. Navigate to the folder of presets you want to import.
  4. Choose a preset and choose Import.

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Contrast Optimizer Presets by Richard Harrington

These presets will work with bracketed and fused images.

  • Dusty Contrast. Adds a gentle contrast to the image with gentle earth tones.
  • Flat Black. Adds contrast to the image with a gentle black point.
  • Street Photography. Enhances images shot an urban environment or lower light.

Details Presets for Photomatix by Kevin Ames

These presets are for a three or more exposure brackets.

  • Fierce Clouds makes super dramatic cloud formations, intensifies saturation and pushes detail towards an illustrated look.
  • Heavy Oppressive Overcast Use this preset on photographs made in heavy overcast. Brings out any detail in skies, increases color saturation and contrast.
  • Real BW Aerial aligns multiple exposures made from airliner, reduces haze, adds contrast.
  • Real Color Aerial aligns multiple exposures made from airliner, increased color saturation, detail while reducing haze.
  • Tilting at Windmills is ideal for images where moving subjects want to be kept as ghosts. Increases color saturation, adds detail especially to skies.

Details Presets by Richard Harrington

These presets will work with bracketed and fused images.

  • Desert Details Brings out the details in a dusty landscape.
  • National Park Great starter for vivid landscapes.
  • National Park Flat A flatter landscape starting point.
  • Punchy BW  A strong black and white preset.
  • Punchy Details
  • Rich Blacks Rich contrast in the shadows and blacker tones.
  • Richer Blacks Even more contrast in the shadows and blacker tones.
  • Spring Day A soft and lush preset for details.
  • Strong Details Emphasizes the details in the image.

 Fusion Presets for Photomatix by Kevin Ames

These presets are for a three or more exposure bracket.

  • Contrast Softest has slightly less contrast than the original. Use for a moderate increase in visible detail in shadows and midtones.
  • Contrast Soft increases detail in highlights and midtones with more color saturation.
  • Contrast Push adds color saturation, deepens shadows and produces a moderate illustrated look.
  • Highlight Push is a brighter, lower contrast illustrated look than Contrast Push.
  • Brightness Push increases the overall brightness of the photograph.

Fusion Presets by Richard Harrington

These presets will work with bracketed images.

  • Gentle Landscape is perfect for natural looking landscapes.
  • Interior Pop useful to bring out the details for an indoor shot.
  • Lush Landscape makes a vivid, but natural image for outdoor shots
  • Lush Life is a vivid preset for general images.
  • Natural Boost creates a gentle lift to all image types.
  • Natural BW is a simple black and white preset
  • Soft Natural gently softens an image.
  • Sunset is perfect for when the sun is low in the sky.

Fusion Interior Presets by Kevin Ames

These presets are for a three or more exposure bracket.

  • BW Contrast Soft makes a moderate black and white with more open midtones.
  • BW Natural Push creates a more open, natural looking black and white with greater shadow detail. Good for clouds.
  • BW Natural produces a natural looking black and white photograph.
  • Contrast Push makes a dramatic, high-contrast image with intense colors.
  • Contrast Soft creates a more open, lower-contrast photograph with brighter colors.
  • Natural Push produces a brighter normal looking picture with lots of detail in the shadows and saturated colors.
  • Natural makes a natural looking image with more intense color and sky detail than is realized from a single exposure

Fusion Intensive Presets for Photomatix by Kevin Ames

These presets are for a three or more exposure bracket.

  • BW Soft Canvas makes a black and white image featuring a soft, painting-like quality with very smooth transitions.
  • Soft Canvas is the color version with liquid transitions that flow one into the next. Again, it’s a very soft, not quite watercolor look.

Photomatix Presets by Mark Morrow

These presets are for a three or more exposure brackets.

  • Ambient Interior preserves detail, color and charm with ambient lit interiors (best used with bracketed exposures.)
  • Americana adds a muted, antique effect to everyday images (best used with a single exposure.)
  • Golden Hour Pop recovers warmth and contrast for strongly back-lit golden hour scenes (best used with bracketed exposures.)
  • High Key Product adds brightness and contrast to product images (best used with a single exposure.)
  • Overcast Recovery recovers detail and color from the haze of an overcast sky (best used with a single exposure.)

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