This is a comparison of 5 popular programs for producing HDR images. These are high dynamic range photos made from at least 3 bracketed images and have become very popular. They tend to be more realistic looking as you can see all the detail in the shadows and highlights or they can very painterly looking.
After using one of the more popular programs since 2007, Photomatix, I could not upgrade to the latest version, 4, as they wont accept my license code that i have been using since I originally bought it! So I decided to try some of the new crop.