Stitch photos to create a bigger picture.
Sometimes even the widest lens isn’t enough to capture a stunning view. But you can recapture that vista with multiple photos thanks to digital photo editing, which makes combining images easy. With photo stitching software, you can merge a few landscape shots into a wide-screen panorama. Stitching images together digitally also raises the overall resolution of your final product.
Lightroom gives you one of the widest feature sets in panorama stitching software, but even with the best technology, you still need the proper technique. Whether your goal is outdoor photography or capturing a cityscape, make sure you have the right tools and know-how for the job.
Get the right shots for a panorama stitcher.
Modern digital cameras do a lot of automatic white-balancing, aperture adjustment, focus adjustment and shutter speed changes when you take photos. While this can be a helpful feature, if you snap a bunch of shots to stitch together, you can end up with an incongruently stitched image due to different exposures in each photo.
“Set your camera to manual focus and use aperture priority,” professional architectural photographer Barry Grossman says. “This way, your series of images will stitch much more effectively, with less variances that may degrade the final product.”
Take panorama photos from left to right and overlap a third of each image between your two shots to play it safe. This helps you have some extra room to work with when editing in whichever panorama software you choose.
Prep for the shoot with panorama tools.
It’s easier to create panoramas with the right equipment. Learn how these tools help even the best photo stitching software make more high-quality panoramas.