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Adobe Review: Lightroom 5 HDR Merge

Posted on 29 September, 2015  in Uncategorized

Last year, Adobe released its fifth version of Lightroom that contains a lot of useful and new editing tools and features. It includes pet eye tool, slideshow, auto preview, face recognition, web and mobile versions, improved graduated, spot, healing and radial tools, and HDR merge tool. These sets of new features are said to provide greater assistance to photographers who want to have a more advanced images. In this article, we will have a thorough review of the most exciting new feature of Lightroom: HDR Merge in Lightroom.


LR2But before we discuss and review the features of Lightroom, let’s try to define HDR and how does it work in Lightroom. Basically, HDR simply means high-dynamic range which contains a wide variety of exposure setting. Both digital and DSLR cameras have its own HDR support features to control the exposure level. But the main question here is, how does HDR images affect the quality of the image? Normally, raw images from the camera are good, but it doesn’t have what it takes to be considered as perfect or outstanding.


HDR photographs can also be taken even without the help of the advanced cameras available in the market. It can also be captured using smartphone cameras, old model cameras and etc. You can convert these images into an HDR quality with the use of Adobe Lightroom. However, in Lightroom 5, the company makes it more interesting since even panorama images can be merged with HDR images with the help of HDR merge tool. Although there are a lot of Lightroom 5 Tutorials available in the program, HDR merge is one of favorite tools used by photographers.

Overall, HDR merge in Lightroom 5 is one of the best feature added to the program. Aside from the fact that it will provide great satisfaction to its users, it can also help them merge images easily thus helping them save time and effort.