Do you have the images selected? If nothing (or just one image) is selected there is nothing to merge.
Your screen-clip would suggest-
1. You only have one of the two images selected.
2. They are different images- so not suitable for HDR
3. If they are the same scene then there appears to be no overlap of the images- so not suitable for PANORAMA
So Lightroom is predetermining these two images are not acceptable for a panorama?
I will go find a few images that are exposure bracketed and see if I am "allowed" to do a HDR.
Do the files have to be a specific type? I am using Sony Raw file (ARW)
If that is the case, thank you for your help. I was just hoping to do a test.
Please inform me how to pic two files at the same time.
The same as you select multiple files in the operating system-
Hold down the [CTRL] and click on each photo. This can select or de-select images at RANDOM in the grid view.
Select one photo, hold down the [SHIFT] key and click another photo- This will select ALL the photos in a SERIES between the first and last.
When more than one photo is selected-
Clicking on one of the image thumbnails (on the photo exactly) will make that photo the 'prime' or 'most-selected' of all the selected photos. It shows a lighter shade of grey.
Clicking on one of the image BORDERS (the grey edge around the photo) will De-select ALL other photos and leave only that one photo selected.
Not only am I new to Lightroom, I just switched to Mac also.
The Shift Key and selecting multiples was exactly the info I needed.
Thank you for your help wobertc!!!