Thank you VERY MUCH!! I had no idea about this one.
I installed this on my linux box and wow it works very well. (there is a windows and mac version as well
There are A LOT of options, especially in the tone mapping department.
Below are two merges of the same three images of a lantern shot at +2 EV, 0 EV,-2 EV.
This merge made with qtpfsgui 1.9.0
, and tonemapped with Reinhard '05 settings. Gamma adjusted. All other settings left alone.
Same three images merged and tonemapped with Photomatix
Similar results, with a bit of gamma adjusted to match.
A lot can be tweaked as far as gamma, color saturation etc. in both programs, although qtpfsgui appears to have a lot more options to tweak.
Thank you very much for posting this Slapo. I will be playing around with this a lot.