i have a requirement to process around 10,000 images for a particular project and i saw that lightning has the max capacity of 3000 images per project and my computer cannot even handle that much. i was wondering if it would be possible to process this is small batches or sub maps and then merge them together?
Did you checked ClusterODM ?
that would require that i have more computers right?
yes, you can understand after read this
Windows ODM has parameters that allow you to split and merge the parts. Size of parts is set by the number of photos you wish to have in the sub parts.
Worth a look.