Have you ever desired to take a panoramic photograph and your camera doesn’t have the panorama feature? Do you want to do panoramas without switching to Photoshop or other specialized software? Have you forgotten to take your wide angle lens with you on your vacation? Do not give up on the amazing scenery that is in front of you. Following this tutorial, all you will have to do is photograph some parts of the scene and the software will process your images to produce a panoramic image within Lightroom CC (2015).For those who are not familiar with Panoramic Photography, it is a technique of photography that captures a series of images using a photographic camera and aligns them all together, to make a single photograph with a wider aspect ratio than a commonly used photograph.
Before Lightroom CC (2015) came out, in order to stitch together multiple images, you needed to switch between Photoshop or use other specialized software. Even though there are some cameras that have the panorama feature built into them, but most professional DSLR cameras do not.
Recently, after the latest update, you can create your panorama images inside Lightroom CC itself. The best part is that after the software process all the images, it will create a brand new seamlessly stitched RAW file from the images without rendering the images in pixels, with this new raw file, you will be able to retouch the panorama as you would any other image.
Panorama is a feature that has been missing for a long time in the software. In order to create breathtaking panoramas, just follow the simple steps below.
Import the images that you have photographed.
File/Import Photos and Video
Select all the images that will be used. Shift+click the first image and click on the last image in order to select all the images.
If your images are not in sequence, (cmd+click on the mac or ctrl+click on the PC) on each image to select them.
There is no need to adjust your images on the Develop Module at this stage. We will do it afterward, on the final image.
After selecting the images, go ahead and merge them together.
Photo / Photo Merge / Panorama (cmd+M on the Mac or ctrl+M on the PC)
Panorama Merge Preview box will appear.
click Merge after the best settings are chosen.
After that, Lightroom will render all the images together. Depending on your machine it may take some time to do the renderings.
Select the new file and adjust it on the Develop Module as you would normally do in any other image.
In the end, you will end up with a nice panoramic picture.