HDRsoft releases HDR Batch Plugin for Lightroom

Plugin automates HDR processing of bracketed photos in Lightroom, with the ability to preview the HDR effect

HDR Batch Plugin for Lightroom

The HDR Batch Plugin processes bracketed exposures that are grouped into stacks, enabling HDR merging of multiple bracketed sets with a varying number of bracketed photos per set. Users who haven’t organized their bracketed photos into stacks can still batch process their photos by specifying the number of bracketed photos per set.

The plugin offers a wide variety of HDR styles, with over 40 presets grouped into categories such as “Realistic”, “Artistic” and “Real Estate”. Users can preview the effect of any preset before starting the batch process. They can also interactively fine-tune HDR settings and create their own presets.

The HDR Batch Plugin includes options for automatically aligning handheld photographs and for removing “ghosts” or visual artifacts when moving people or objects are present in the scene. The resulting HDR photo can be exported as TIFF or JPEG.

“Merging multiple bracketed images manually can be a time-consuming task,” said Ron Pepper, HDRsoft’s Marketing Director. “Now Lightroom users can start a batch, then walk away while the plugin does the heavy lifting in the background — a big time saver for anyone who has a lot of HDR images to create after a photo shoot.”


The plugin is now available on Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Classic CC on Windows and Macintosh. The price of one license is a $49 one-time purchase. Customers who purchased a license for the Photomatix Pro Plus bundle will receive the plugin for free. Those who purchased Photomatix Pro can get the plugin for $20 by upgrading to the Photomatix Pro Plus bundle.

For more information or to download a free trial version, please visit https://www.HDRsoft.com.


HDRsoft develops photo editing software based on high dynamic range (HDR) imaging techniques, having pioneered HDR photography with the introduction of its Photomatix software in 2003. Today, the company continues to build easy-to-use software tools that let photographers create stunning images. Photomatix is ideal for photography scenes that benefit from applying HDR, such as landscape, real estate, and more. The company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has staff in the USA and other countries.