Ever accidentally forget to turn off bracketing and ended up with a bunch of incorrectly exposed images only to spend too much time in post trying to fix them individually? As Matt Kloskowski explains in the video tutorial below, the “Match Total Exposure” feature in Lightroom could be just the trick you are looking for. The feature is also useful when you’re trying to sort out the best bracketed images to be used for HDR photos.
Plus, it’s pretty simple to use. All you have to do is open up your photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, select all the images you want to match, then click on the image you want to match the others to. Next, click on Settings, then select “Match Total Exposure”. After a few seconds Lightroom will have worked it’s magic and your images will be similarly “exposed”. Take a look as Kloskowski walks you through the process:
[ via Reddit ]