If you have several images from one photo shoot, you can often save time by applying the same develop settings to multiple photos. This is particular helpful to those who should events, sports, and other types of photography where a lot of images are shot under similar conditions. The Batch Processing feature is very versatile and contains many options that you can conveniently apply to a large set of images.
Getting Started with Batch Processing
Let’s start the batch process.
1. The first step is to load the photos you want to develop. This can be done a few ways:
2. You must now load the images you want to batch process. To do so you can:
If the “Include Subfolders” option is checked and you’ve added folders, then Luminar 2018 will search for all images in every subfolder of the added folders. Give the application a little time to analyze the images.
3. After the images you wish to process have been selected, press the Continue button to reveal options and settings for Batch Processing.
Batch Processing Settings
The Batch Processing feature is very versatile and contains many options that you can conveniently apply to a large set of images. Here are the options you have available:
In the upper left corner of the dialog are useful presets to configure how the batch process will run. These change all of the options for what type of files are generated (however you should still specify a destination). Bundled preset include:
This section contains any custom workflows you’ve created. These can be made using the settings on the right. To store the Batch Process settings for later click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the window. Be sure to give the preset a descriptive name,
When you ready to configure the batch process, there are several useful settings to choose from.
If you need even more control, be sure to try out the Advanced Settings. Just click the Advanced button at the bottom of the Batch Settings window.
Click Done to store the Advanced Settings.
Running the Batch
After selecting your desired Batch Processing options, click the Continue button in the lower right of the window to begin the operation. This will display a processing window showing progress.
To return to the Image Selection window and select different images prior to beginning a Batch Processing operation, click the Back button in the lower left of the window.
To cancel Batch Processing altogether, click the “X” in the upper-left corner of the window.
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