I do a lot of HDR photography, some is good, some not so good but I was wondering if I can recreate a look of my favorite HDR shots from Photomatix with Nik HDR Efex Pro. I’m now using it for 90% of time and I really like it. I have an option to choose from several algorithms with different looks and behavior, Photomatix gave me just one. Don’t get fooled, Photomatix is a great piece of software but Nik gives me just a lot more options. On the other hand, it is slower than Photomatix but I can wait, no rush 😉
Anyway, the first image processed with Photomatix, second with Nik HDR Efex Pro. Photomatix version is a little bit brighter but that is just about pulling a brightness slider to the left. I like the way both look.