September 28, 2008
While I was in Las Vegas earlier this month for Photoshop World, I recorded a couple of Lightroom 2 tips for a Peachpit ‘Author Tips’ podcast. This first podcast demonstrates how you can speed up the process of using Lightroom 2 to export a series of images to build a Panorama or Merge to HDR image in Photoshop.
When I first saw you could export edit panoramas directly from Lightroom, I thought ‘wow this is great’, until I discovered there was no option to control the size of the individual panorama images and they would all have to be opened at full size. There is an answer though and credit where credit is due, it was Ian Lyons who first suggested this method of working to me, as he was tech editing my Lightroom 2 book.
Finally, yes I know it says Photoshop CS4 in the title and you are thinking ‘but I don’t have CS4 yet!’ Well, what I describe here works exactly the same if you are using Photoshop CS3.
Here’s a screen shot showing finished panorama image in Photoshop.