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

  • 243
  • Idea
  • Updated 12 months ago
  • Implemented
  • (Edited)
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.
Photo of Colin McDonald

Colin McDonald

  • 71 Posts
  • 16 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 243
Photo of Eric Chan

Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

  • 636 Posts
  • 140 Reply Likes
Official Response
If you hold down the Shift key, you can start HDR merges in "headless" mode, i.e., the "HDR..." menu option will become "HDR" and then it will kick off a HDR merge without bringing up the Preview dialog. You still have to manually select which images to merge, but this is a faster way to proceed without having to thru the Merge Preview dialog. Note that if you kick off many merges, this will be very processor intensive and Lr may slow down a lot ...
Photo of Rikk Flohr

Rikk Flohr, Official Rep

  • 7719 Posts
  • 1780 Reply Likes
Official Response
With the release of Lightroom Classic 8.4 the ability to batch process HDR and Pano images is  not now available.