Using ON1 HDR with Adobe® Lightroom® Classic
While it is designed to be a fully standalone app, ON1 HDR 2020 can also be accessed from within Lightroom Classic CC, providing an integrated, round-trip workflow for creating HDR images.
To send a set of bracketed files to Lightroom for HDR processing, select two or more photos in Lightroom’s Library module, and choose Merge with HDR Standalone 2020 from the File > Plug-in Extras menu.
When you access ON1 HDR 2020 through the Plug-In Extras menu there are important file-handling options that are controlled in the Plug-ins tab of the HDR Preferences window. These need to be configured in advance, based on your desired workflow. Once these have been set, all images sent to HDR 2020 via the Plug-In Extras submenu will use these characteristics:
- File Type: The file type drop-down menu determines what type of file will be created. The default is PSD, which maintains layers. You can also select JPG or TIFF, if you prefer those formats.
- Color Space: The color space drop-down menu determines what RGB working color space is used; Adobe RGB 1998, sRGB or ProPhoto RGB.
- Bit Depth: The bit-depth drop-down menu determines the bit depth, either 8 or 16 bits per pixel.
- Resolution: The resolution drop-down menu determines the resolution of the file.
NOTE: If you use ON1 HDR 2020 as a plug-in from Lightroom, we recommend using the Photoshop format (.PSD) as the exchange file format for maximum compatibility.