I am a big fan of Lightroom and Photoshop guru, Scott Kelby. His tutorials, posts, and discoveries often inspire me to push my Adobe boundaries. Recently, he posted an article about why it’s better to move from Lightroom to Photoshop’s HDR Pro when creating High Dynamic Range images. As someone that brackets virtually everything, I was keen to try this out. I was very happy to find that HDR Pro does indeed give a much better result. The end result is much sharper as Scott Kelby had suggested but also I found that the removing ghosts also seems much more efficient and accurate. Today I am going to talk you through the process of taking Lightroom images through Photoshop’s HDR Pro. I am using a 5 image auto exposure bracket shot taken from my Phantom 4 Pro drone in Cornwall earlier this year.
Exporting From Lightroom.
The first thing we need to do is select the images that we wish to merge in Lightroom’s Library grid view. Right click on any of the selected images and click Edit In – Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop. This will automatically open Photoshop, load the images and open HDR Pro. Once open you will see something like this.