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3.4K Points

Mon, Apr 27, 2015 6:04 PM

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Lightroom: Ability to batch process Photo Merge (HDR and panorama)

Now that we have HDR inside Lightroom, with virtually no user input, the next step is surely a batch facility for a folder full of bracketed images.
Please!!!!

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2 Messages

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130 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Batch Process for LightRoom HDR.

So I LOVE the natural results of the latest Lightroom's HDR, but IT IS LIGHTROOM!!! WHY didn't you create a batch process for the HDR? I am wasting so much time doing bracketed set by bracketed set! Lightroom is all about streamlining workflow, so Why wouldn't there be a batch process for the HDR? PLEASE, look into this, and see what can be done to add this feature!!! You will make my YEAR, as I love the HDR results better than ANY other program that does HDR!!

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306 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Batch mode for HDR merge.

HDR merge needs a batching ability.
It takes me hours to do what I can setup and walk away from with other hdr batching tools.
I suggest being able to stack and then batch HDR merge all selected stacks.
I also suggest an option to force LR to process one HDR image at a time so that the processor is not slammed and so that I can continue working on other images (perhaps the ones already merged...) while LR keeps batching.

If you are processing 30+ hdr merges it takes ages using what we have now.

6 Messages

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230 Points

5 years ago

Looks like we're all on the same page, I agree, out of all the HDR programs out there Photomatix is the best and fasted. Merge HDR in LR CC 2015 is spot on as the "Brits" say. I have a bunch of presets I created in Photomatix (Exposure Fusion "NATURAL", and compared them to Merge HDR and have even tweeked them to mirror one another.
I too look forward to the day when I can batch process in LR CC walk away have my dinner return and finish the job or the one I processed prior to that one.
Thank to you all for the feedback and some of the work-a-rounds suggested.
You know what they say " Necessity is the mother of invention"

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230 Points

5 years ago

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376 Points

That is stunning! That's Lightroom/CR, not Photomatrix, right?

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102 Points

Nicely done!

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110 Points

Nice - but exteriors are washed out. I spend a massive amount of time making window views look as balanced as interiors. Makes for stunning architecture photography. Use LR paint tool for this. A rectangle paint tool option would be beneficial too.

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120 Points

5 years ago

With HDR in Lightroom I switched completely from other HDR software to LR. I assigned a button on my ShuttleExpress to Ctrl+Shift+H and so it works well, though batch processing is very much needed. I am constantly checking updates, hoping that it will come to CC. Hope it will soon enough.

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122 Points

5 years ago

Process of merging RAW Photos in LR is best quality. The fact that there is no batch workflow cost me >20h a month... Sitting here the whole day klicking Ctrl+Shift+H makes me crazy...

Hopefully one of the developers catches up the topic. This can't be so complicated to get it into the next LR update... Thanks!

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682 Points

i agree with you.... it takes a lot of time, and i hope adobe will hear us...

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230 Points

5 years ago

Patience My Friends,
One day Adobe will hear our cries for batching. In the mean time I process about 80% in Photomatix, the other 20% (not acceptable in Photomatix) I process in LR 2015 CC

42 Messages

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682 Points

i hope adobe will hear us....

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120 Points

5 years ago

I totally agree - a batch function would be essential for my work. I may finally be able to get rid of Photomatix, then!

Essentially, they just need to add an option to the "HDR Merge Preview" window that says "process each subsequent set of X images with these settings" and then let it run.

37 Messages

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858 Points

5 years ago

Oh, yes we need batch HDR!! It should also stack the created dng with original photos and move it to the top of the stack!

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152 Points

5 years ago

I agree that Lightroom needs a batch mode for HDR.

I really like the method that LR Enfuse uses - putting the bracketed exposures in a stack - as a way to execute the batch. I would simply use that, but the results from LR HDR just look better.

For a program that is all about getting through hundreds of photos quickly, I really can't figure out why this feature was ever released as a one-by-one implementation.

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100 Points

5 years ago

+1 for LR HDR batch processing

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376 Points

5 years ago

I now embark on manually merging (SHIFT+ALT+M) another 800 images after months of massive HDR photoshoots and no update. ACR/Lightroom adding such brilliant HDR has changed my photography for the better and I tried Photomatrix and agree with everyone here -- Adobe nailed it. And like others, it's costing me a huge amount of time.

3 Messages

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126 Points

5 years ago

+1 for the batch, every other app does it. I use EnfuseGUI or manually blend in PS but love the quality and ease of LR HDR. It makes the final edits so much easier because it gets everything right for the most part.

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382 Points

5 years ago

+1 indeed. Let us autostack by capture time, then process all (selected ) stacks!

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376 Points

5 years ago

I don't know if it's just me ... but the recent Camera RAW update has sped up the one-by-one merge time drastically. Anyone else experienced this?