How can I batch process HDR images in Lightroom?

I don’t think it’s possible in Lightroom. You could, however, cut down the processing passes by stitching three bracketed sets first, and then doing the HDR/exposure fusion of the panoramas, so instead of exposure-merging eight sets of images and then stitching, you stitch three sets of eight images, and then exposure merge three panos.

It is possible to stich and HDR/exposure fuse at the same time in PTGui or Hugin which are packages specifically made for panorama stitching. I’ve created 360×180 exposure-fused equirectangulars from bracketed sets of images in both packages. You simply have to specify the bracketed groups before doing alignment and stitching, and you typically have your choice to either create HDR files, or use exposure fusing (e.g., enfuse) instead.

lightroom – Why do my images look pixelated during/after LR/PS post processing?

I bought the Nikon D810, Lexar card reader and just started using Creative Cloud (LR then PS).

First, when the picture are loading to the GRID of LR for me to choose the pictures to import, the pictures are blurry. Once I choose 1 image for editing it looks perfectly fine while I’m on LR develop mode. I can zoom in and out to work on the details.

Then, I export the image to PS and it looks fine until I zoom in to start working on the details. The image is completely pixelated when I zoom.

I save the picture (from Raw to Jpeg) onto to desktop. I open the folder and see the picture pixelated once I zoom into it.

When I post it onto Facebook it doesn’t look too bad (but not crisp)…

Suggestions and steps into what I need to do. I would Deeply thank you for your instructions. Thanks! sample image attached.. enter image description here

Is replacing images on Flickr (via Lightroom) possible in 2021? If so how long does it take?

I published an image to Flickr using Lightroom. Afterwards I changed the development settings and, as LR diligently asked me to re-publish that image (explicitly asking if I wanted to replace it), I did. The process completed, I waited a few minutes to give Flickr some breathing room and went to see if the image had been replaced.

Sadly, even after almost an hour, clearing my browser’s cache and even trying the famous “jf Flickr” plugin, I had no luck in replacing the image.

To be clear, my intent is to replace the actual image, not change the metadata. Is this even possible?

Adding a new image is essentially instantaneous, thus I’m beginning to think that Flickr doesn’t support replacing images. Hence my question.

lightroom – How to check if a photo is edited (even basic edits like exposure and white balance)?

A competition I want to participate in demands that they want unedited photos. The submission should not even have basic edits like brightness, saturation, white balance etc

They claim they’ll check this using meta data, is it possible that they’ll know if one has edited the photo?

I think some people might edit and submit and will get an unfair advantage…

software – How to mass convert RAW images into JPEG in Lightroom 3?

In Lightroom, open the catalog with the photos, select the collection or filter so that only the files you are interested in are shown in the library grid (or undo a filter/collection if you want ALL files).

Select all the files by choosing Edit | Select All (CTRL+A on Windows).

Export as JPG by choosing File | Export (CTRL+SHIFT+E on Windows).

In the Export dialog, choose your output folder, whether you want the JPG files added back to your catalog, and the output settings (resolution, sharpening, etc…)

And you’re done!

(Note, I have Lightroom V2.7, but I suspect this process is the same in Lightroom V3.x).

workflow – Using Google Location History to add GPS tags to Lightroom photos?

I import photos through Lightroom, and I’d like to tag them with GPS coordinates, can someone suggest a good workflow for this?

Years ago, I used to get GPS tracks from my Google Location History, then run a tool to automatically apply tags to these photos, but those scripts are likely obsolete.

How do I create an HDR image using Lightroom that matches resolution of originals

I am using Adobe Lightroom Classic on Windows 10 to merge 3 .jpg files to create an HDR image. The HDR image is created but its resolution is lower than the originals. The resolution of the HDR .jpg image created with Lightroom is 1024 x 683. This is lower than the original .jpg files taken from a Nikon D7500 which are at a resolution of 5568 x 3712. What can be done to create an HDR that more closely matches the resolution of my camera generated .jpg files?

============= Update: 2021-04-30 #1

Below are the 3 pictures I am using to create an HDR in Lightroom. I pasted these images in so they may be slightly off because I used snag-it to put them here:

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I used a tripod with a release cable to take all three so it is unlikely they are not of the same photo regions. Camera adjustments were set to manual mode, manual focus, and adjustments to shutter speed to get the different exposures. Exposure method used was matrix. Aperture and ISO were the same for all 3. The process I used in Lightroom is as follows:

  1. Selected all three images from my image catalog in Lightroom
  2. Right-click on the 3 selected and select “Photo Merge->HDR…” from the popup menu

I then get the following popup:

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The generated HDR file looks fine its just that the resolution is far lower than the original files from my camera. I would like the resolution to be closer to the originals so I can present larger views or prints.

============= Update: 2021-04-30 #2

When I first ran the HDR merge in Lightroom I thought it created an HDR file with a .jpg extension but after looking closer I found the file is suffixed as .HDR.dng This is some kind of raw format that Adobe uses. The contents are an HDR but not the final output I wanted.

I found a way to get the HDR generated file to a resolution closer to the originals but I’m not sure this is the correct method:

  1. While in Lightroom select the .HDR.dng file from your image catalog
  2. Right click the selected image to bring up a popup menu and select

“Export–>Export…”

Then scroll down to the settings and do the following:

  1. Set Export to “Hard Drive”
  2. Under “Image Sizing” set the resolution to match the DPI of the original .jpg files. In my case, my .jpg files from my camera were created at 300 DPI. The following screen shows these changes:

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Below is a picture of the file properties from one of my .jpg files which is where I found the 300 DPI value I later used to export the HDR file:

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The resulting HDR file properties have a resolution closer now to the original camera files as shown below:

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This works for now but I’m hoping there is a better way to do this in Lightroom.