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How Do You HDR in Photoshop CC?

Last updated on September 24, 2022 @ 3:37 pm

High Dynamic Range, or HDR, is a process that allows you to increase the range of tones in an image, giving you more flexibility when it comes to editing. In Photoshop CC, there are two ways to HDR: Merge to HDR Pro and 32-bit HDR.

Merge to HDR Pro is the more traditional way of doing things, and it’s great for getting a high quality result. However, it does have its limitations. For one, it can only be used with RAW files – so if you’re working with JPEGs or TIFFs, you’ll need to use the 32-bit HDR option.

PRO TIP: HDR in Photoshop CC can be a great way to enhance your photos, but it can also be a great way to ruin them. If you’re not careful, you can easily overdo it and end up with an HDR that looks fake and artificial.

The 32-bit HDR option is newer and was introduced in Photoshop CC 2015.5. It doesn’t have the same quality as Merge to HDR Pro, but it is more flexible – you can use it with any type of file, not just RAW files.

So, how do you HDR in Photoshop CC? If you’re working with RAW files, go for Merge to HDR Pro. If you’re working with JPEGs or TIFFs, go for 32-bit HDR.

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