Need help understanding why this will not work. Every time I attempt to do an HDR merge, the RAM usages goes to >90% and the machine stops working.
I checked and I have 4 GB RAM. Suggestions?
Upgrade my RAM to 16GB?
Yes, HDR is RAM intensive, and it's not surprising that you run into trouble with only 4 GB.
I think 8 GB is recommended as a minimum for Lightroom, and it wouldn't hurt to get 16.
Here is the system requirements for lightroom from the Adobe website:
Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*
Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
1024 x 768 display
1 GB of Video RAM (VRAM). 2 GB of dedicated VRAM is suggested for large, high-resolution monitors, such as 4K- and 5K-resolution monitors.
2 GB of available hard-disk space
DVD-ROM drive required if purchasing Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® retail boxed version
OpenGL 3.3 and DirectX 10-capable video adapter for GPU-related functionality
Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†
But I figured the 4 GB was the issue.
Know what I get to do tomorrow.