Merges bracketed photos and saves the merged image as Floating Point TIFF file.
This plugin does not render the Floating Point TIFF file it creates. If you want to create HDR photos from Lightroom with Photomatix HDR Tone Mapping and Exposure Fusion, please download instead the Photomatix Plugin for Lightroom, which is included for free in Photomatix Pro.
Since Lightroom CC/6, Lightroom includes a feature to merge to HDR, and therefore offers the same as the Merge to 32-bit Plugin.
However, the Plugin's merge, alignment and deghosting algorithms are different from the ones in Lightroom CC. Moreover, Lightroom sets the default rendering for the merged HDR file differently when the file is created with the built-in Merge to HDR. The results of the 32-bit Merge Plugin look therefore different from the results of Lightroom's Merge to HDR.
Also, Lightroom's Merge to HDR saves the merged HDR image as a 16-bit Floating Point DNG file, while the Plugin saves it as 32-bit TIFF file by default (with an option to save as 16-bit Floating Point TIFF).
This plugin requires Lightroom 4.1 or higher.
Merge to 32-bit Plugin 1.2 for Windows 64-bit (Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 64-bit)
Merge to 32-bit Plugin 1.2 for Windows 32-bit (Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 32-bit / Windows 8 32-bit)
Merge to 32-bit Plugin 1.2 for Mac OS X (10.5 or higher)
The Floating Point TIFF file that this plugin creates is meant to be rendered using Lightroom Develop module, and not Photomatix HDR processes.
Images shown in the user gallery of the HDRsoft.com website were not created using the Merge to 32-bit Plug-in.
Photomatix Pro can already merge to HDR to create a 32-bit HDR file accepted by Lightroom as described below. The Merge to 32-bit Plug-in for Lightroom adds convenience, but is not necessary if you have Photomatix Pro.
9-Mar-13 - Updated in v1.1