Mac Apps

Photomatix Essentials – Mac Photography App Updated

Photomatix Essentials merges multiple exposures of the same scene into a single HDR image that reveals both highlight and shadow details. The merge includes automatic alignment of your photos (which is particularly important if they are taken hand-held), and the option to automatically remove ‘ghosts’ created by objects or people moving between the shots. It also includes an option to apply a high quality noise reduction to your photos before merging them.

You can even use Photomatix Essentials to enhance a single photo, using tone mapping to bring out details in highlights and shadows areas.

The software works with JPEG, TIFF, PSD and RAW files, and lets you save the processed image as JPEG or 16-bit TIFF. 

Photomatix Essentials was designed for photographers who want an easy-to-use introduction to HDR that is powerful enough to produce professional-quality results. It is a simple and intuitive application, and is based on the same internal HDR processing engines as Photomatix Pro, the industry-leading HDR software.

This app has just been updated, it’s a free upgrade but if you haven’t already purchased this app, you can do so here



Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]