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HDR Merge Technology

Have you ever wondered how some photos have that magical ambience of colour and detail?

And no matter how near you feel you get to achieving similar results, you don’t quite get there.

Well the simple answer in this case, is to apply High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography techniques. Which you can, fortunately, now achieve satisfying results even faster with Luminar Neo.


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How does HDR work?

HDR involves the layering of the same photo composition shot at different exposures or other settings and merging them together.

So, for example, a photographer frames his shot and takes 2 to 3  photos of the same thing, however, each photo is set at a different exposures. Traditionally this is known as bracketing. Following is a more detailed description.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is a technique that works by capturing a series of multiple exposures of the same scene, ranging from underexposed to overexposed, to encompass a wider range of brightness levels than a single photograph can capture. 

These exposures are then merged or blended using specialized software, aligning and combining the best parts of each exposure to create a final image that preserves details in both the darkest shadows and the brightest highlights. 

This process results in a photograph that showcases a broader dynamic range, revealing more intricate details, enhanced contrast, and vibrant colors, making it a powerful tool for capturing scenes with extreme lighting variations, such as landscapes, architectural interiors, or high-contrast environments.


Cameras with HDR Mode

Now, you may have noticed that some DSLR and smartphone cameras provide a HDR mode that will automatically produce HDR images for you. 

However, you’re a photography and you strive for a more significant amount of control and aesthetics…


Okay, so here is what you do. If you haven’t already upgraded your copy of Luminar Neo, upgrade it now. You may be able to do this directly from the application itself. Otherwise use the button below.

Are you ready? Because this is where Luminar’s HDR Merge Technology comes into play, and all within a sleek and uncluttered environment. And guess what? With Luminar Neo you can merge up to 10 images into a single HDR photo.

More Than HDR Merge Technology

Yes, Luminar Neo does brag many other popular features such as image background removal, sky replacement, and awesome portrait editing tools.

Together with HDR Merge you can extend and enhance your creative photography portfolio and content even further, with stunning images that grab attention and sets mood.


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