I have LTR 4.1 and CS6 and cannot get the merge to panorama to align all selected photos using the "edit in CS6" feature. If I select the same photos directly in CS6 with out using LTR then the panorama works fine. From LTR, CS6 will not align at least one photo and leaves it below the photos it has merged - it does not warn that it cannot align the photos. I have tried this on several sets of photos.
I was wondering if any one had a similar problem and knew of any settings within LTR 4.1 or CS6 that needed changing? This feature worked well with LTR 3 and CS5 and trying panorama's previous crreated in LTR 3 now in LTR 4.1, using the same photos, will not merge at least one of the photo's.
Thanks for the suggestion. Autopano seems really powerful. I have always used Photoshop and having invested in CS6 would like to use it - I also use the context aware feature to fill the empty bits of the panorama although it seems you can export to Photoshop from Autopano and carry out such changes. I will download the Autopano trial and see whether to spend the extra.
It would still be useful to know if it is just me having problems with forming Photoshop panorama's from Lightroom 4 - if any one has any ideas?
You should certainly expect Photoshop to do a decent job stitching panoramas from LR - identical to without LR. Are you sure that in LR you are selecting all the images, and that none of them has been cropped? It'll be something as trivial as that.
The photos I were using were new imports with no adjustment. Experimenting a bit more it seems that CS6 is a bit more variable than CS5 in forming the aligned panoramas, trying the same photos a few times it sometimes aligns all the photos, and sometimes missing one off. I had not had this experience of a photo being left out before. I will experiment a bit more. Thank you for your help.
Did you get to the bottom of this problem and if so how did you resolve the issue please?
I'm about to try stitching a pano with LR4 and CS6 so your tips or solutions on workflow would be really welcome.
I am getting most panorma's to stitch ok now. I have tried exactly the same photos again in a panorama and now they stitch ok when before they did not. So I am now happy with LR4 and CS6, Why I had the problem before I do not know.
For future panorama's I will be sure to get a good overlap for each shot. After the panorama is made in CS6 I flattern the image and then fill the "blank bits" using the content aware fill to get a reasonable size. I usually have to use a healing brush to get rid of the faint lines left by the content aware fill - using as small a size as possible. If there are variances in the exposure between shots I go back to make slight adjustments in LR and redo the panorama. I find the resulting image size is very big so I usually save as a compressed tiff or convert to dng. Hope this helps.