Posts tagged "PhotoMerge"

December 11, 2018

Adobe Announces Updates to Lightroom Classic CC (12-2018)

I’m excited to announce several new features and enhancements to Lightroom Classic CC including:

• Custom Panel Order for the Develop Module —To change the order of the panels on the right side of  the Develop module, Control -click (Mac) | Right -click (Win) on any panel header (the name of the panel) and select Customize Develop Panel. Use the grabber handle (the three lines) and drag to reorder the panels. Use the checkbox to hide/reveal individual panels. After clicking Save and restarting, Lightroom will display the panels in the new order (as well as toggle the visibility of any checked/unchecked panels). Note: the keyboard shortcuts to display panels (Command + 1, 2, 3, etc (Mac) | Control + 1, 2, 3, etc. (Win) reflects the current custom panel order. For example, if the Lens Correction panel is moved to the first position, then the keyboard shortcut would be Command + 1 (Mac) | Control + 1 (Win) to display the panel.

• Auto-Import and Simultaneously Add to a Collection — To auto-import images via a watched folder, choose File > Auto Import > Auto Import Settings. Then, enable Add to Collection, select or create a new collection, and you’re set! Note: if sync is enabled for the collection, all photos added to the collection will also be synchronized.

• Snap to Grid — It’s easier to align multiple images on a page using the new Grid Snap in the Book module. To enable the feature, in the Guides panel, for Grid Snap, choose “Grid”. When repositioning cells, they will now snap to the gird guidelines. Note: to snap images into alignment based on the image cell (rather than the Grid), choose “Cells” for Grid Snap.

• Presets & Profiles — If you attempted to create or import presets with the same name into a group, Lightroom Classic now presents the following three options:

• “Replace” the existing preset (only the latest preset with the same name will exist in the group).

• “Duplicate” the preset (there will be two presets with the same name now listed in the group).

• “Rename the preset” (by default a numeric extension is applied to the name or, you can rename it yourself).

And, non-compatible presets are now grayed-out in the Presets panel. This includes profiles that contain settings that aren’t designed to work with the selected image (for example camera profiles that aren’t applicable to the current photo or presets that only apply to raw files vs. JPEGs). Note: to enable/disable this option, choose Preferences > Presets > Visibility > Show Partially Compatible Develop Presets.

• Photo Merge — There have been three enhancements made to Photo Merge including: the ability to  merge images with differing dimensions, focal lengths, and orientations, cached previews for improved performance, and he ability for the HDR Panorama merge to use Smart Previews.

• Cancel on Exit — You can now choose to cancel exiting from Lightroom Classic.

• Color Labels for Folders­ — Color labels can now be applied to folders that are off-line.

• Sync and Performance Improvements — The team has improved sync reliability and stability as well as increased performance for customers with 4K and 5K monitors including faster scrolling in Grid view as well as when switching between the Library and Develop modules.

This release also includes additional camera raw support, lens profile support, and addresses bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.


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January 27, 2016

Boundary Warp Now Available in Adobe Camera Raw 9.4 and Lightroom CC 6.4!

When stitching together multiple images of a scene to create a panorama, I often find that the edges end up being irregular (especially when shooting without a tripod). In the past, I typically had to either crop the the image (to avoid transparent areas) or take the panorama into Photoshop to use Content-Aware Fill, Liquify, Adaptive Wide Angle, or other techniques to fill in the missing areas. With the new Boundary Warp feature in Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom  you can  adaptively stretch or reshape the edges of a stitched panorama to fill the rectangle boundary.

In this example, the original stitching results in irregular edges.



Using Auto Crop removes the transparent edges, but has to also remove some of the foreground which I would prefer to keep.



Applying the new Boundary Warp feature reshapes the image to fill in the missing areas.



Here are some additional (animated) examples of the effects of setting Boundary Warp’s slider at 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100%.



This image was stitched from different exposure taken from a moving car (in case you were wondering why the bus was truncated and two of the the bicyclist appear multiple times.

This image was stitched from multiple exposures taken from a moving car (in case you were wondering why the yellow bus was truncated and two of the the bicyclist appear multiple times).

Boundary Warp may not work well on images with straight lines or architectural features as the process of warping the image to fill the surrounding canvas may bend the lines. In the example below (and in the general case of buildings with possibly many straight lines), it’s not possible to stretch the image to fit the canvas AND preserve the lines at the same time. In other words, something has to give (the windows in the upper right and light on the left look a bit distorted) .


And a video from the famous Dr. Brown!


For more information about new camera and lens profile support, how to install the updates, as well as bug fixes and other changes, please see this post from the Adobe Lightroom Journal.

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December 23, 2011

LR3 – Panoramas Don’t Import into Lightroom

Recently I received a question from a customer asking why some of his panoramas would import into Lightroom yet others did not. As it turns out, if you are working with panoramas (or any images) that are greater than  65000 pixels (on the long side) they are too large for Lightroom.

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June 7, 2010

Video Tutorial – Moving Between Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5

In this video tutorial, Julieanne demonstrates how to take a single image or multiple images for editing seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. Also, see how to use Photoshop tools like Photomerge, HDR pro, and the export dialog in Lightroom for exporting multiple files.

Note: This tutorial is part of the Lightroom 3 Getting Started Series.

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October 30, 2009

Video Tutorial – Photomerge, Auto Align and Content Aware Scale

In this video tutorial, Julieanne Kost shows you how Photoshop CS4 will help you with it’s content aware fill, intelligent scaling, alignment and auto-blending.

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