My Nikon Z 6 ii has a "focus shift shooting" feature. This takes a series of photos that vary focus from foreground to background. I know how to download these photos into Lightroom.
There are several YouTube videos showing how Lightroom Classic can export these photos as a single layer into Photoshop. Photoshop can then combine into one image with all elements of foreground - background in focus. It is my understanding that if you don't export as a single layer into Photoshop, PS will not be able to create a single image with all elements in focus.
I believe that Lightroom (cloud-based) cannot export images as a single layer into Photoshop. Is this correct? If so, it is disappointing that Lightroom lacks this feature. Any insights would be appreciated.
Lightroom Classic 10.2 can export (Edit-In Ps) these photos as a single layer DOCUMENT in Photoshop (not a single layer!)- You will still have multiple layers in the Ps document (layers panel) to combine (merge) with a Ps function!
Lightroom 4.2 can only select and [Edit in Photoshop] one single image at a time, so you would need to select each singly, [edit in Photoshop], then combine multiple image windows into the one Document in Photoshop, then merge the layers for 'focus shift'.
Correct. Of course you do not want a single layer, you want a single document with each image in a separate layer. Lightroom Classic can do this, Lightroom desktop cannot. You will have to send the images to Photoshop one by one, and then combine them as layers in a new document in Photoshop. Alternatively you could export them to disk, and then load them as layers in Photoshop from disk.