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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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24 Messages

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532 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Bulk HDR Batch execution in one go using a Tag applied at grouping stag....

Lightrooms HDR is the best in the business, however it still remains a clunky and time consuming process to group effectively and execute in a time efficient fashion. For a long time now users have been asking for a way to Execute Multiple HDR groups in one go after firstly creating the bracket groups. Currently there are two ways to bulk batch HDR groups and both are frustrating and time inefficient. You either group your bracket shots followed by Shift+Cntrl+H each time you group. Or you go through an entire shoot grouping all the brackets together and then go back one by one and hit Shift+Cntrl+H on each group one by one. Either way is slow and clunky because the thumbnail bar at the bottom keeps annoyingly jumping each time you set off a hdr process. The only way to make this a time efficient and enjoyable process is to firstly create all your bracket groups and for each bracket group you tag for HDR Batch Execute much like rating a file. Once all your bracket groups are created and every shoot I often have 30 or more, the HDR Batch can be started for all groups that have been tagged for HDR Batch. At the end of the batch all HDR tags on grouped images would be cleared. Please seriously consider this function, it would save us a lot of time and frustration. Whilst the batch is in process, we can take a break and make coffee coming back to a job well done to continue editing the hdr's

24 Messages

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532 Points

3 years ago

Why does Adobe consistently ignore user requests for batch hdr (over 3 years in this forum alone) whilst at the same time implementing silly low use features.. the latest preset preview is a joke not being able to disable.. batch hdr is a fundamental workflow feature.. please Adobe.. heads up on this one

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132 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bulk HDR processing..

Bulk HDR processing. There are times when I have a large series of landscape photos that I want to process as HDR. Doing them one set at a time is a drag.  There are times when I will have 50+, and then I want to turn some of the sets into panoramas.  Photomatix Pro has bulk processing but they end up as JPG or TIFF images, not DNGs.

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104 Points

2 years ago

I'm also desperate for batch HDR. Forget all this time capture stuff- just initiate with a dialog box asking how many shots are in each bracket, then automate by grabbing the first three (or 5, or whatever) then the next three, and the next three, etc.
All we'd have to do is make sure our source folder doesn't have any extra shots, and we'll be golden. 

I just did some basic math.

I do 3 brackets for all our real estate listings. Every merge in ACR (okay, not LR, I know, but I love ACR so much, and I can merge with a single keystroke) takes about 31 seconds. I'll need to do anywhere from 70-120 merges per listing, with a median around 90 merges.
So if we multiply it all out, it comes to a total of just over TWO STRAIGHT WEEKS of my life I've spent over the last year and half's 107 listings just sitting waiting for that sweet, sweet, .dng file. 

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110 Points

2 years ago

I am a professional (30+yrs) photographer. Mainly architectural, landscape and real estate. I have used Photomatix, Aurora HDR, Photoshop and a few others I won't mention - LR is BY FAR the best pro photography software I have used. Most realistic and natural looking but with a special "pop" that I just can't achieve with other software. I shoot nothing but HDR. A typical day means about 1000 - 1500 bracketed shots. Resulting in 300 - 500 HDR photos. For each day I spend shooting I spend at least another full day processing HDR. Then another day or two grading those shots. So a one day shoot requires a total of about four days to finish the photos. CRAZY!!!! But business is very good.
Batch processing would free up at least a full day of my time for each day of shooting. It boggles the mind that Adobe has not addressed this. Right now I can HDR process about 5 or 6 three photo stacks at a time. Takes about 10 minutes...  I do this all day and play my guitar in between - lol
Please Please Please Adobe Please fix this problem it's ridiculous.
I also edit video on Premiere Pro - which has a program called Encore which will batch process video production into whatever format I want - I can stack as many video productions as I want into Encore and hit "start" and I'm off doing something else. It's great! We obviously need the same thing in LR!
Sorry for the rant.

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92 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Batch mode merge to 32 bit.

Merging to 32 bit is a good option for creating HDR images without processing artifacts. Adding this as a processing option as a batch woudl be extremely helpful to me.

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82 Points

2 years ago

+1 for LR HDR batch processing.   The fact that it does not exist is baffling at this point.  Truly baffling.  Any group of stacks should be able to be processed (HDR or Panorama).  I routinely use photomatix pro and ptgui just because of the batch capabilities.  Just bought Luminar and Aurora HDR just to try to get away from Adobe's lack of volume workflow for panoramic and HDR photography.  Sooooo much ground to make up in these areas.

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682 Points

I hope Adobe will listen to us! A batch processing for HDR (and Pano's) would be great an a big time-saver!

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402 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Feature request: Auto merge HDR!.

I am making timelapses on a regular basis. Quite often HDR timelapses from day to night. They consist of around 800 hdr images, (800x3). So I have to select 3 images, click shift + ctrl + h to merge an hdr and repeat this 800 times in order to merge all the hdrs. Sometimes I have up to 100 operations in progress. It would be of great convenience if there was an option automerge HDR. I select the folder, click automerge HDR, then go to sleep and in the morning all of the images are merged, without the need to click 800 times. This will be a huge timesaver! 
  

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772 Points

2 years ago

I'm usually not using this functionality of LR but what comes into my mind when I read about your issues: have you ever tried with mouse recording tools? As these are iterative tasks (and probably always the same clicks) that could work. It's just a poor workaround, of course - but may work over night... Just give it a try.

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60 Points

2 years ago

I see, I'm not the only guy with this problem of missing batch processing...

BUT how it is much more ergonomic: With macOS I've easily created a shotcut for the "HDR"-command, so now I've to push shift&ctrl&Y instead of shift&ctrl&H like before.

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60 Points

2 years ago

Another vote for a batch process for HDR. I am also a real estate photographer and would love to be able to completely separate myself from Photomatix and use LR exclusively.

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82 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: (HDR/panoramas mainly) Automated Background Processing.

I know I should translate in english but I'm not in the mood :) So to sum-up, it'd be nice to be able to do an "list" of tasks as it exists on After Effect for instance for HDR and panoramas on LR.


Thus, for lanscape and espacially real-estate photographers, it will be a lot easier to let the computer do his work without being forced to stay in front of his lagging screen while it's working... 


There are other suggestions to improve automatc corrections with high and low lights for real estate and a few other things.




Bonjour,

    Voici bien des années que j'utilise vos logiciels et notamment Light Room dont l'excellente qualité n'est plus à démonter. Je me permets néanmoins de vous contacter pour vous proposer quelques améliorations notables qui, selon moi, permettraient de le rendre encore plus attractif.

Ainsi, il serait bienvenu de pouvoir :

- Permettre de créer une "liste de tâches à effectuer" comme avec d'autres logiciels comme After Effect et lancer ensuite le travail pour laisser faire l'ordinateur (qui passe à la tâche suivante quand il rencontre un conflit) notamment pour les HDR et panoramas.

- Permettre de choisir un pinceau carré, y compris pour le correcteur de défauts.

- Permettre d'avoir l'équivalent du "lasso polygonal" comme dans Photoshop, avec un curseur pour régler le contour progressif comme dans la version actuelle.

 

J'ai comme profil, celui d'un photographe et vidéaste, exerçant notamment dans le paysage et dans l'immobilier où j'ai une certaine expérience. Or, je vous garantie que tout ceci, notamment pouvoir accumuler les tâches et laisser l'ordinateur travailler seul pendant un moment, représente un gain de temps précieux ! Comme avec les paysages, l'assemblage de photos en HDR est très fréquent et devoir rester devant l'ordinateur, dommageable.

 

Dans ce secteur particulier, celui de l'immobilier, voici ce que je vous recommande :

- Créer un "add-on" permettant une correction automatique et l'associer (au bon vouloir de l'utilisateur) à la création HDR (immobilière) pour automatiser les corrections avec notamment une bien meilleure gestion de la dynamique, des hautes lumières et garder la correction "faible" des HDR pour faciliter les versions à la main par des amateurs.

Il est fréquent en effet que la gestion automatique du HDR soit "moyenne" notamment au niveau des zones très éclairées et très sombres.

 Je serais ravi de pouvoir coopérer plus sérieusement avec vos services dans ce domaine qui prend une place de plus en plus importante parmi les professionnels photographes et je suis certain qu'une automatisation des tâches serait extrêmement bienvenu pour eux.

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82 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled automatic photo merge for every 9 exposures.

having a feature that would automatically merge every 9 photos for photographers that take the same number of multiple exposures and then have to merge them in lightroom manually

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62 Points

a year ago

Yes please add this feature. Would be an immense help.

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70 Points

a year ago

I am also interested in this feature, or atleaset access to the HDR via SDK.

Thank you.