Did you know that the newest version of Photomatix debuted today after being in beta for a couple of weeks? I was quite surprised to see they charged an upgrade for this edition. I didn’t realize that I purchased version 3 many moons ago. I guess I can’t complain since I’ve used every version up to the current without a charge. Additionally, it’s only $29 for the upgrade…. not bad. It also contains an interesting new tone-mapping process called contrast optimizer and on a few of my brackets it renders very realistic images. I will post a few shortly. So, if your a user go over to the website and download the new version.