There is a fundamental problem with your batch processing and it needs to be addressed.
Batch processing is supposed to provide efficiency and convenience to those of us who shoot a lot of HDR images. It fails.
I’m an architectural photographer. I shoot a lot of HDR images. Two recent jobs provide a good example. After editing out images I don’t want to use, I had 439 images for one and 345 images for the other. These are HDR brackets that use 5 to 9 images each.
When I open the Load images to Batch window, it takes about an hour, maybe a bit longer, for that window to load all the images into the bracket groups for me to inspect. That’s for each job, not total. That’s a ridiculous amount of time.
After the images have been loaded, as I scroll through to make sure each HDR bracket group is correct, I can scroll 1 or two groups and then faced with the spinning beach ball of death (I’m on a mac) while it loads the next group. It takes 7 to 10 seconds to load before I can move on. The grant total is 57 HDR images for one job. That’s a fair amount of time to wait while trying to work. When I find a image in the wrong group and I drag it to the correct group, it takes about 45 seconds to update.
After that it works fine. The images are processed to my specs and placed where I specified.
I love the results from Aurora. It is IMHO the best HDR processing available. But you are failing us working photographers who need efficient processes to keep our work flow going.
I know I’m not the only one concerned about this because my comment in the Forums about batch processing still gets comments after a year.
You need to address this. It’s getting to be unworkable for me. I don’t want to stop using Aurora, but if it costs me time I will.
And when you get around to addressing this, reach out to photographers who use the batch function. Don’t just do what you think works, ask those of use who use it all the time. We have good ideas that you can incorporate.
FYI my iMac is 2 years old, has a quad core processor, 40gb ram, and a 2TB internal SSD where I do my work, then transfer it to an external drive.
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