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HDR: Queue/Batch the processing

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  • Official comment
    Mathieu B
    Product Manager

    Hi everyone, 
    Thank you for the suggestion - this is not something we are currently working on.

    This does not mean this is a bad suggestion or that it will never be adressed, but in an effort of transparency we want you to know that we are not currently allocating resources to solving this issue.

    We will revisit the status of this thread if and when it changes.

  • Charlie Coleman

    This is by far the worst thing about Capture One!!!

    All architectural photographers must feel the same. 

    Please at a minimal add a que function so we can don't have to wait for the result to move on to the next HDR.

    PLEASE LISTEN TO US

     

     

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  • Rafael Babot

    Hello!! same problem, I'm wasting a lot of time doing Real Estate photography. It would be perfect if we could merge all the pictures in the folder...

     

     

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  • Nicolas Det

    Hi Mathieu, thanks for letting us know the status

    I really hope CaptureOne will change its mind about the HDR-feature. It has been quite a lot advertise on release, and it's great. However, it feels half-baked: no batch-able, not queue-able, and not using the GPU (so far).

    To my mind, this should be improved.

    Regards

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  • Nicolas Det

    Yeah, I really love (and use  lot!) the HDR function. However, it feels half-baked:

    - no GPU-acceleration

    - no batch

    - no queue.

     

    CaptureOne Pro Mathieu-B Please finish the HDR and Panorama function in a free upgrade. 

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  • Daniel Sass

    Same here, I have to merge all the real estate shots manually. HDR batch processing would be a huge time saver 

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  • Pascal C

    Hello,
    Same here. I waste a lot of time, whereas C1 could automatically group the bracketed photos in batches. Other software does this but does not achieve the same fusion quality.
    C1 is exceptional software, it is true professional and quality software
    Please listen to this request coming from the field. As a professional photographer, I take a lot of photos in real estate, decorator, architect. I have to use HDR fusion to manage exterior and interior brightness. Please improve your software with a little.

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  • Pascal C

    I use HDR in C1. I am very happy with this function.

    I am very frustrating that the HDR function doesn't work in batch .
    Because I do mainly real estate shooting, and each shooting inlude around 300 pix took in bracketting mode for HDR merge.

    It is very tedious to manually select each group of bracketed photos to merge them in HDR.

    It will be great , if you add this new capibility to HDR, and it will open new perpective for C1.

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  • De Oliveira Marco

    Agreed, it is so painful when processing several files. Please add the possibility to queue at least the HDR to not force a person to wait between each process...

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  • Pascal C

    Hi Mathieu,
    Same request here.
    This new feature will create new opportunities for C1 and not only for real estate photography.
    for example Astronomy pix
    It is not a big work to automatize the selection of bracketed pix, et perform HDR
    The result could be flag and that's all.
    Today, I do the selection manually, it is so time losted,
    Sincerely , C1 could do the job , and it is what I am waiting for.

    Please keep us inform.


    Kind regards,

    Pascal

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  • Leon Vermij

    This is a feature that really needs to be adressed, i hate to say it, Lightroom is way better in the HDR's also handle ghosting when there is a slight movement of a person or tree in it.

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  • Nicolas Det

    @Pascal C: Vote up the thread.

     

    I guess the one thing which will make C1 take care is the votes

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  • Raul T.

    I think creating the HDR option without adding queue processing. It does not make any sense. I think it is a great demand and this matter is not being paid attention to.

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  • Nicolas Det

    Hi Pascal!

    Yes. Same here.

    By the way, does this function use the hardware acceleration (OpenCL) on your system ?


    Regards

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  • Pascal C

    You are right, GPU activity is flat during HDR processing (1 or 2% used, no more)

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  • Nicolas Det

    @Pascal.

    Yes. I spent one hour today to merde my HDRs manually... Whereas, with batch, I could have done something else.

    Batch HDR would make my upgrade to upcoming version more likely.

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  • Nicolas Det

    Vote up :)

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  • Rani Joensen

    Yes Charlie I feel the same, after every real-estate or architecture I end up using Lightroom, but i want to use CaptureOne. 

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  • Pascal C

    Hi Nicolas,

    I fount it, Yes C1 use the hardware acceleration (auto mode for display and processing, and hw acceleration use mentionned )

     

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  • Nicolas Det

    It's not enough to check if it's enable in the settings.

    To check that out, startle HDR precessing and check in the task manager if the GPU is really used.

    Regards

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  • Nicolas Det

    Vote up and share!

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  • Walter Rowe
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    Raul T. – go to the first post above and click the "^" on the right.

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  • Charlie Coleman

    Antanas Strimaitis or anyone else in this thread.

    I totally understand how frustrating this problem is and it is by far the biggest bottle neck for estate/architecture photography in Capture One.

    Has anyone discovered methods to accelerate this process? Do the latest Mac chips offer any bumps in speed?

    Additionally, has anyone identified alternative software solutions as effective workarounds? Lightroom, Aurora HDR, etc.?

    The issue I have with other software is I like the Capture One result but we all know the problem with it.

     

     

     

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  • Charlie Coleman

    Yes, sure thing.

    The biggest I think is discussing solutions to help the professional photographs working within real estate and architecture whilst making some noise so they might take notice of us (comment chat upvote).

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  • Nicolas Det

    Yeah.. Report that to C1. I think they need to improve that.

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  • Raul T.

    Where can I vote for the post?

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  • Antanas Strimaitis

    Mathieu-B, hi! For real estate/architecture photography that's the main showstopper to migrate from Lightroom to your product, guys. Having both products for different parts of the workflow doesn't make sense.

    Image coming back after the photoshoot with i.e. 300 photos that will result in 60 final pictures after merging (5 pictures to be merged per final frame). I need to wait for 30 seconds until the picture is merged, then select another 5 photos and wait 30 seconds again so I can do the same action. Multiply that by 60 times and count the time wasted :) Even if that would be 5 seconds per photo - it does not make sense to sit and watch while it's being done. 

    Instead, I want to start the first merge and add the remaining merge jobs in the queue so I don't waste time sitting by the computer while merging happens. 

    Hope this will get prioritised one day :)
    Cheers!

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  • Rani Joensen

    Charlie Coleman,

    Exactly, I prefer CaptureOne but when it takes 60 times longer for batch HDR files compared to Lightroom, so it's not usable at the moment for 30+ files at once.

    Lightroom is a good alternative, you can "auto stack by time" and then mark all the files you want to make into HDR and you can create as many HDR files you want in one go.

    About apple chips, I currently use the M2 Max chip and it has excellent performance in CaptureOne, many times faster than my previous 15inch 2018 macbook pro. But making 30 HDR files at once in Lightroom still takes a couple of minutes, it's not instant.

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  • Sergiu Bacioiu

    I just made an AutoHotKey script to do this but I have to be really careful with it. I do this every day.

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  • Raul T.

    Maybe publish in this post. It can make them listen to us more.

    https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/8861073819165-HDR-Merge?page=1#comment_17002872092061

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