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Create Panoramas with Lightroom & Boundary Warp


How to create seamless panoramas in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and fix the edges with Boundary warp, new feature added in Lightroom CC 2015.4

Lightroom has been my weapon of choice for making seamless panoramas lately. You can see why by checking out the video above and also this more in depth tutorial here.

It’s really nice to be able to see a preview before committing to stitching all your photos together. I love that it all goes into one DNG file which maintains the dynamic range of a raw file as well as the added features that make it quick and easy to do. I used to go into Photoshop and do Content Aware fill after stitching a pano to recover the edges of the photo without cropping out important details. This can now be done in Lightroom as well as in Camera Raw.

Lightroom CC 2015.5 test

Adobe updated Lightroom CC yesterday, it’s a free update to CC users.

The new update (2015.5) has some improvements on Boundary Warp for Panoramas. Here is an example I tested. I shot 20 image panoramic HDRs. They were 4 5-image HDRs. The photos were a little mis-aligned, so not an easy stitch. I stitched them together in the old Lightroom and the new update. I pushed boundary warp all the way to 100 and you can see the difference in this image. I also included the final edited image, so you can see where I took it.

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