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 the same feature as the Merge to 32-bit Plugin.
However, the Merge to 32-bit Plugin doesn't use the same algorithms as Lightroom CC to merge, align and remove ghosts. Also, Lightroom sets the default rendering for the merged image differently when it is created by Lightroom's built-in Merge to HDR. The results of the Merge to 32 Plugin look therefore different from the results of Lightroom's Merge to HDR.
Additionally, Lightroom's Merge to HDR saves the merged 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.
A license for the Merge to 32-bit Plugin costs $39. It is a one-time purchase valid for one user, and can be installed on other computers you use.
Merge to 32-bit Plugin 1.2 for Windows 64-bit (Windows 10 / 8 / 7 - 64-bit)
Merge to 32-bit Plugin 1.2 for Windows 32-bit (Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP - 32-bit)
Merge to 32-bit Plugin 1.2 for Mac (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