Well, my friends, the choice is yours. Use Topaz Adjust to create artistic images (Spicify effect here) and Photomatix (Tone compressor) to create realistic images.
You can also create more artist images in Photomatix using the Detail Enhancer - by moving the sliders more to the right.
You can get a discount on Photomatix (and order Topaz Adjust) on the Plug-In Experience.
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