Merging Photos to HDR or Panorama

LR CC users no longer need to send images to Photoshop to make HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs and stitch panoramas

HDR -- High Dynamic Range

HDR is an imaging technique that allows for a greater dynamic range of exposure than would be obtained through any normal imaging process. HDR is commonly used for real photograph scenes, with no motion, when there is a large range of exposures between sunlight and shadows.

Lightroom Menu item: Photo > Photo Merge > Merge to HDR…
(Mac) Command ( ⌘) + H
(PC) Control ( ^ ) + H

Images 1, 2 and 3 were used to make image #4 in Photoshop’s HDR Pro plug-in.
Images 1 and 3 were used to make Image #5 in Lightroom’s Merge to HDR…

Panorama

Lightroom Menu item: Photo > Photo Merge > Merge to Panorama…
(Mac) Command ( ⌘) + M
(PC) Control ( ^ ) + M

Focal Length of the lens = 20mm, 3 part pan (cylindrical render) of Bridge over a waterway inside the Forbidden City, Bejing, China (May, 2005)