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From raw pano to final editing in Lightroom, best workflow?

by SpAiK » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:06 pm

Hi! First time here and first post :) I've recently been in NYC and have taken some panoramas. I usually work with Lightroom for correction as I'm used to it and it's simplicity, so now I want to stich my panos from raw source and keep all the data to then make final editing in LR. But I don't know what is the best way to go, should I color correct in HDR and export in tiff16? Should I use ghost removal or fusion?

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Re: From raw pano to final editing in Lightroom, best workfl

by mediavets » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:39 pm

SpAiK wrote:Hi! First time here and first post :) I've recently been in NYC and have taken some panoramas. I usually work with Lightroom for correction as I'm used to it and it's simplicity, so now I want to stitch my panos from raw source and keep all the data to then make final editing in LR. But I don't know what is the best way to go, should I color correct in HDR and export in tiff16? Should I use ghost removal or fusion?

Welcome to the forum...

What camera and lens did you use?

Did you use a proper pano head?

Are you using bracketed exposures?

Did you shoot 360 HFOV?

Multirow or single row?

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Re: From raw pano to final editing in Lightroom, best workfl

by SpAiK » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:00 pm

I used a Canon 550d with stock 18-55mm without panohead, all shoots were handheld and no bracketing. There are some 360hfov panos and some shorter, single row all.

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Re: From raw pano to final editing in Lightroom, best workfl

by mediavets » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:44 pm

SpAiK wrote:I used a Canon 550d with stock 18-55mm without panohead, all shoots were handheld and no bracketing. There are some 360hfov panos and some shorter, single row all.


If single exposures then use anti-ghost. Fusion relates to bracketed exposures.

Many people would recommend doing RAW conversion before stitching.

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Re: From raw pano to final editing in Lightroom, best workfl

by SpAiK » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:07 pm

What about color correction?

mediavets wrote:Many people would recommend doing RAW conversion before stitching.


I thought it would be better to load raws directly and mount the panorama before starting to work on image correction.

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Re: From raw pano to final editing in Lightroom, best workfl

by mediavets » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:10 pm

SpAiK wrote:What about color correction?


Use the default settings in APG to start with.

mediavets wrote:Many people would recommend doing RAW conversion before stitching.


I thought it would be better to load raws directly and mount the panorama before starting to work on image correction.


Well...try and see.

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Re: From raw pano to final editing in Lightroom, best workfl

by UK Pano » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:20 pm

export RAW to TIFF to stitch in APG > Stitch in APG and export as TIFF again > import stitched TIFF into LR for tweaks > export from LR to final JPG

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Re: From raw pano to final editing in Lightroom, best workfl

by SpAiK » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:53 pm

So that way the dynamic range of the originals would be preserved (at least most of it) through all the process?

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Re: From raw pano to final editing in Lightroom, best workfl

by UK Pano » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:29 am

yes as non-destructive/uncompressed (as JPG gives) from the RAW image by using 16bitt tiff


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