HDR Batch Plugin for Lightroom

The HDR Batch Plugin lets you merge multiple stacks of bracketed exposures in Lightroom, and process them with an HDR preset you select from a wide range of styles.

You can also preview the effect of an HDR preset before starting the batch process.

The HDR Batch Plugin works in Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Classic CC.


(Windows 10 / 8 / 7)


(macOS 10.8 through Mojave)

If the plugin doesn't appear in Lightroom after installing it, please see how to check your permissions to get the plugin installed.

Using the plugin

Once you've installed the HDR Batch plugin, follow these steps to access and use it:

  1. Start or restart Lightroom
  2. Group the bracketed photos you want to batch into Stacks, then select the Stacks

    Note: If your bracketed sets all have the same number of exposures, it isn't necessary to group the brackets into Stacks. Instead just select all of the photos (then on the plugin's window, you'll choose the 2nd option in the Input section).

  3. Right-click on the selected photos, then choose Export > Photomatix > HDR Batch

    (Alternatively, choose File > Plug-in Extras > Photomatix Batch > Batch with Photomatix HDR)


Using the Photomatix HDR Batch Plugin for Lightroom