Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with 32-bit files in Lightroom, part of Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshop.
…Camera Raw and Lightroom share most of the same functionality when it…comes to raw processing capabilities.…The controls are laid out a bit differently, but…under the hood, the raw processing engine is the same.…For working with the Merge to HDR Pro dialog and…then adjusting the merged 32-bit file in Lightroom,…there is a preference setting that you need to be aware of.…So I've already adjusted the boatyard picture similar to how I had done so…in Camera Raw earlier.…And I want to show you the preference that you need to be aware of so…that you can bring these files into Photoshop's merge to HDR Pro dialog and…then save the merge 32 bit file back into Lightroom, so…you can apply the raw processing here in Lightroom rather than in camera raw.…
So, the preference in question is, under the Lightroom menu and…its preferences, and you want to make sure that in the external…editing section of the preferences, the file format is set to TIFF.…The two choices here are PSD and TIFF.…The reason why you want to have it set to TIFF is that if you save a 32-bit…
In this course, photographer and educator Seán Duggan explores a range of post-processing techniques aimed at expanding your creative options for night and low-light photography—and even "shooting" stars. He'll begin in Camera Raw for general enhancements (white balance, tonal and contrast adjustments, and noise reduction) and then turn to Photoshop to capitalize on its Merge to HDR feature, which can create spectacular high-dynamic-range images. Last, he includes techniques specifically for star photography: stacking layers to create star trails, removing and replacing blurry stars, and using luminosity masks on photos of the Milky Way.
- Using neutral guides to set white balance
- Applying lens profile corrections
- Reducing noise
- Working with 16-bit and 32-bit HDR images
- Stacking layers and combining exposures
- Improving star photography