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LR/Enfuse - Blend Multiple Exposures Together in Adobe Lightroom

LR/Enfuse - Blend Multiple Exposures Together in Adobe Lightroom
LR/Enfuse is a Lightroom plugin that allows you to blend multiple exposures together directly from within Lightroom by using the open source Enfuse application. With LR/Enfuse you can: Blend images of different exposures together in order to create a natural looking image with a greater dynamic range. Blend a series of images where the focus point is difference in order to create an image with a greater depth of field - this is a common approach when creating a macro image. Blend a series of images for night photography image stacking in order to create an image with a longer exposure than is possible with a single frame. Images with long star trails require very long exposures, however the ambient light of a scene is often intense enough to limit the exposure to something much shorter. With LR/Enfuse, simply select the images that need blending together and choose "Blend exposures using LR/Enfuse..." from the 'Plug-in Extras' menu. LR/Enfuse on the web Interior Example Landscape Example

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