How to Create an HDR From a Single Image in Lightroom and Photomatix

On this video by photographer Anthony Morganti looks at using a single image to create an HDR look using Adobe Lightroom and photomatix.

From some unexplained reason when you take an image and create several copies of it with different exposures and try to combine it in Lightroom CC HDR feature it doesn’t work. That is the reason why Morganti is showing us how to do this using photomatix. Inside the software Morganti explains each step until you end up with the finished HDR.

We have already looked at creating a pseudo HDR image using a single image in Lightroom on photographer Gavin Hoey video. If you are interested in HDR in general we have a huge section dealing with this technique.

You can check out more useful Lightroom guides and tips on our LensVid Lightroom section. You can more videos of Anthony Morganti here on Lensvid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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