How do you create a single image HDR in Lightroom?

How do I create an HDR photograph from just one digital image in Lightroom?

  • The first step is to create a virtual copy. That is done by selecting the image, then on the menu choose “Photo” then “Create Virtual Copy”.
  • Next, select both copies of the image.
  • On the menu select “Photo” then “Photo Merge” then “HDR”
  • If you are satisfied with the preview image, just click “Merge” at the bottom and Lightroom will create an HDR version of your photograph.

Sure, this will not create a true HDR image. But it will save you a lot of time bringing out those shadows and making the image look close to what you saw.

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