HDR Stacking for Interiors

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A solution to efficiently use the HDR tool in Lightroom for Interior images for architecture and real estate.

When working with stacks, there should be a way to apply different presets depending on the exposure's place in a bracket. For example one preset should be made to the -3EV bracket and a separate preset to each following photo. This way, you could develop a recipe to apply to the raw/source images before the HDR action is applied to each stack. Currently you need to manually select each image individually and then apply a preset to the selected images. This selection method is time consuming and not necessary.

Furthermore, you should be able to automatically cue up an entire set of stacks to be combined via HDR.  The dialogue box should also include options for the type(s) of file generation preferred after the stacks are combined including DNG, TIFF, JPEG.  It would also be nice if you could arrange the photos in grid view and then select all photos in a column by clicking and dragging downwards, similar to the selection tool in Bridge.
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Tom deBruyn

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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John MacLean

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There's no need to do anything before the Photo Merge HDR. Just let it spit out the HDR DNG from your raw bracket and then apply your processing to it.
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"Furthermore, you should be able to automatically cue up an entire set of stacks to be combined via HDR."

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