HDR Merge for real estate

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HDR Merge combines a bracket of photos, usually three or five photos with different exposures, into one new photo with a high dynamic range. Real estate photography often uses this technique to perfectly expose all parts of the room and the outside as well. For example, the closet, main room, and window all have the correct exposure.

HDR Merge available only for real estate photography

When creating an editing project, choose Real Estate to use the HDR Merge tool.

Keep in mind

  • When using HDR Merge, Imagen requires high-resolution files instead of the compressed size we upload for other projects. 
  • HDR Merge only merges photos in RAW and JPEG format. 
  • To recognize the bracketed photos as a set, shoot them less than one minute apart. It's best to shoot the photos auto-bracketed or with quick fingers!
  • The camera configuration for the images in the set must be different (ISO or Exposure Time).
  • HDR Merge automatically detects the brackets that need to be merged. They must be in groups of three, four, or five. It also leaves any single image as is.
  • HDR Merge is part of the editing process. When using HDR Merge, make sure to choose an AI Profile, just as you do for any other project.

Downloading and reviewing edited photos

After merging the bracketed photos on the Imagen Cloud, Imagen downloads the edited photos to your computer. You must select the folder where you want these photos to be stored.

Once the edited photos are downloaded, import them into Lightroom for review.



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