photo merge not working in lightroom

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I have 4 images to merge and lightroom says not enough images to merge,i was of the understanding 2 images was sufficient,I have uninstalled l/r {2015.7} and reinstalled and no difference, cheers.
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What kind of merge? HDR or Pano?
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William Connell

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Panorama.
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The most likely suspect is not enough overlap between the photos. Are they raw? JPEG?
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I have around 50% overlap on the 4 photos  in Raw format,L/R says not enough images to merge.
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Ok, can you upload the pictures somewhere, as they'll be needed for the engineers to investigate. If you don't want to make them public, you can use www.wetransfer.com to send them to me at uploads@lightroomqueen.com and I'll pass them on.
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Hi, Any update on this problem?  I am having receiving the same message while trying to perform an HDR merge on three bracketed images (1 stop, RAW files) of the eclipse Totality.
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Same problem for me also!  Figure it out yet?
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I don't know if I understand the core issue, but I did find a workaround.  When I started the HDR Merge process if I unchecked the auto align box, the merge worked.  I suspect because these three images were automatically bracketed by my camera, the merge process did not recognize them as three images because they were in complete alignment.  Does anyone know whether or not this hypothesis is correct?
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HDR images will always be in complete alignment if you shoot from a tripod, so no, I don't think this can be the explanation. I think it's more likely that the special nature of eclipse images (95% black pixels, 5% white pixels, almost nothing in between) makes auto alignment very difficult. Auto align needs corresponding details, but there are hardly any typical details in an eclipse image.
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