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Hi Everyone,

I have a lot of "7 image exposure bracketing Raw" Canon 1dx mark 2 files. 

The problem is that it takes a lot of time to process each photo.

I have a macbook pro 15" 2018 i9 32gb 560x gpu.

The questions are:

1. Are there any settings i need to change in order to speed up the process, because it looks like metal gpu acceleration is off (my current settings screenshot attached)?

2. Is there an option to create a batch job for all of my 7 part HDR Merge photos, so ill be able to leave it processing and come back in an hour instead of clicking every few minutes each time?

Thanx a lot in advance.

 

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Have you tried the OpenGL option instead of Metal


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Yes, i tried OpenGL and Metal.

It takes 1min 10sec to HDR Merge 7 photos into 1 using either one of the settings.

The problem is that i have hundreds of bracketed photos, so without an HDR Merge batch option, i will need to sit in front of my mac for few hours and click every minute. I would prefer a way of automating this process..

Isn't there an HDR Merge Batch option in Affinity Photo?

Is there a way to create a macro that will do it for me?

Can i automate such a job using 3rd party tool if there is no such an option in affinity photo?

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Why do you think you need to click every minute?


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Exactly, Owenr.

It takes 1min 10sec to load each HDR Merge, then i can create a macro for the visual changes, but i still need to manually add every time new 7 photos to a new HDR Merge.

So, instead of working only 1 time on the first HDR Merge, then batch automating the same process to the rest of the photos and coming back after 2 hours to find all the processed HDR photos in Jpg format, i need to sit in front of my mac all day long and click the same clicks.

Is there an option for that in affinity photo or not?

 

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HI @Gabe,

can we put in a feature request for automation ? 

While Macro's might seem like the area where this should be implemented it might be simpler (and more better to my situation) to implement command line arguments to Affinity Photo
 

e.g.
 

"/Applications/Affinity Photo.app/Contents/MacOS/Affinity Photo" --hdrmerge filename1 filename2 ...
"/Applications/Affinity Photo.app/Contents/MacOS/Affinity Photo" --panorama filename1 filename2 ...
"/Applications/Affinity Photo.app/Contents/MacOS/Affinity Photo" --stack filename1 filename2 ...
"/Applications/Affinity Photo.app/Contents/MacOS/Affinity Photo" --focusmerge filename1 filename2 ...

 

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