Yay! Lightroom 6!

Just a quick post today.  Adobe just released Lightroom 6 (or Lightroom CC if you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber) the other day.  It’s got some new features that I’m pretty excited about – one of which is the ability to make panoramas from within Lightroom (this used to require a trip to Photoshop).  I really haven’t had much of a chance to play with the new features yet, but I did run outside of the the venue the other day to test out the panorama stitching.  I shot around 6 images of the trucks and buses backstage, then imported them and used the Photo > Photo Merge > Panorama option to create one image.  As you can see, it works pretty well!  I didn’t take the time to shoot carefully, so I had to crop the resulting image since the edges didn’t line up perfectly (my fault).

Backstage Panorama

Backstage Panorama

(Click the image for a larger version.)

So the process is:  Shoot several overlapping images (however many you need to cover the scene you are capturing), import them into Lightroom, then select them all and go to Photo > Photo Merge > Panorama.  It will give you some perspective options, but I just chose Auto and it worked well.  Then you can edit your final panorama.  I’m looking forward to using this on some landscapes and on my real estate shoots.

You can also create HDR images from within Lightroom now.  I haven’t experimented with this yet, but when I do I’ll post my results here on the site.

As always – thanks for stopping by and feel free to comment and/or send me a message on the contact page.

See you on the road!


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