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HDR – Putting it all together

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HDR – putting it all together

Merging photos to create HDR images in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC

I love HDR pictures and when I found out I can do HDR in the new Lightroom CC, I was so excited. In this article I am going to show you how to use Lightroom CC to merge multiple photos into a single HDR image.

After importing photos to Lightroom, in Library module select the pictures that you want to merge.

Then right click on one of the images and go to PHOTO MERGE and select HDR

Merge photos to HDR in Lightroom or Photoshop

Merge photos to HDR in Lightroom or Photoshop

In the new window select Auto Align, and De-ghost, then click OK.

Merge photos to HDR in Lightroom or Photoshop

Select Auto Align and medium Deghost for better result

Depending on the quantity of images, file size, and speed of your computer, it may take few moments for Lightroom to finish the job and create an HDR image.

Merge photos to HDR in Lightroom or Photoshop

This HDR photo is created by Lightroom. You can adjust the highlights and shadows up to 8 steps!

Lightroom creates a DNG file, which is pretty much like a RAW file and enables you to adjust the exposure, highlights, shadows, whites and blacks in the same way that you do for a RAW file. But now you can adjust them in a wider range without distorting the image quality. Here are some samples:

Merge photos to HDR in Lightroom or Photoshop

The Highlights and Shadows in this photo are very close to what human eye can see

Merge photos to HDR in Lightroom or Photoshop

By merging to HDR, you can restore even more details.

 

As Lightroom is a non-destructive software you can keep the original HDR-DNG file and make as many copies as you wish with different adjustments.

That is all for now. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. I will be more than happy to answer your questions regarding HDR.

Are you a member of Facebook Rebel Photographer Group? Post your images and we can all enjoy the beauty of HDR images together.

Happy HDR shooting! 

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

To learn more about controlling the exposure register for our digital Camera Workshop on July 15. This workshop is developed for beginners to learn how to set the exposure for better photographs.

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