Posts tagged "PhotoMerge"

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.

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

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

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

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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) .

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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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