in this tutorial, you'll learn how to stitch together a panorama right within lightroom. So I've imported these three shots that you have available for download in this lesson if you want to follow along. So this is just three shots individual. If we look at them individually, you can see 123. So we want to stitch these together. So to do that, select all of them. Just shift, click one and then the last one or click one, shift, click the last one or command, click all three of them or however many you need or control, click if you're on a pc, then right, click them, choose photo merge and choose panorama. Now it's going to do all the magic itself. There are a few different options here on the right hand side that might make the stitch better or not, depends on the photo, depends on how far you're moving, how your photos are overlapping and things like that. Typically spherical is going to work well you can see what the photos look like differently. If you choose any one of these, somet...
imes perspective is going to make everything a little bit flatter spherical, you can see everything is a little bit bowed. So sometimes perspective actually looks kind of cool. And then you also have this option for auto crop. So right now this is what it's actually stitching together and this is going to be a good view to see what's actually happening. So see how this first photo, It's kind of warped, it's kind of like boat on the left side and this right one is boat on the right side but the center photo, it's not really actually bowed that much if we oughta crop it, it's going to crop into the biggest possible panorama without getting any white border or anything outside of the edge. You also, let's just go to cylindrical and then spherical are very similar, it uses all three of them and it kind of warps them in a way to blend together and again, if we oughta crop it's going to crop them together. You have another option here for a boundary warp. So this is basically showing how it can warp the edges or the boundary and it kind of warps the actual images to try to include more or less in and by adjusting this it can make some of the warping more or less apparent when you're done with your settings there just click merge and it's actually going to create another image here, that you can edit yourself. So I suggest actually either editing all of the images before but you want to make sure you use all the same settings and so that can be a little tricky or merging them altogether and editing it afterwards. Now, since this is a panoramic, that's being created with three separate raw images, it's going to be a huge file size but because it's raw, we have all the capabilities of before when we had our raw settings for our regular photos, individual photos. So it's actually probably a good idea to merge beforehand and then edit your all of your rest of your settings from here. We could go back into the crop, for example, and we could make it wider, make it shorter, make it more narrow. Whatever you want. I'm going to uncross, unlock it so I can zoom in a little bit more or zoom the edges in a little bit more. So say we just want this part of it and then we're done. You can do all of your basic cropping after the fact as well. Cool. So that's how you create a panorama in Lightroom. Hope you enjoy and have fun with it.