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.

  • Merge multiple stacks of bracketed exposures to HDR
  • Choose from 40 HDR presets or create your own preset
  • Preview the effect of your preset before batching
  • Create merged HDR images in 32-bit format
  • Save as DNG (16/32-bit), TIFF (16/32-bit) or JPG, or export as OpenEXR

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


(Windows 11 / 10 / 8 / 7)


(macOS 10.8 through Ventura)

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)

See more details in the Using the Photomatix HDR Batch Plugin for Lightroom tutorial.

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