Can you upload your photos to dropbox so others can try?
I would guess the error is that the clouds have moved too much between the shots for a match without the generation of a lower-resolution preview, first, in non-headless mode.
It also might matter which image is the most-selected image. It does matter for the naming of the output DNG, I think.
Thank you for the reply. Here are the five NEFs: Dropbox - HDR Test Images
- I should mention I get a similar error when using the headed mode (Ctrl+H).
- I tried setting the master photo as the first of the set as well as last. Nothing change
- Though possible, I doubt the clouds moved too much since the set was shot at 6.5 FPS.
Thanks for the help!
Edit: here's a screen shot of Ctrl+H
And (without changing anything) the result of manually navigating to Photo Merge>HDR...
Interesting, I was able to do the headless merge (Alt+Shift+M) in Camera Raw with the same images. Although it seems to still merge a preview, but doesn't show it...lol
Update: So, I just tried the photos again - this time it worked. Just to be sure, I tried five different sets of photos and Ctrl+Shift+H worked every time.