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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:06 pm
by SpAiK
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?

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:39 pm
by mediavets
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?

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:00 pm
by SpAiK
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.

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:44 pm
by mediavets
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.

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:07 pm
by SpAiK
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.

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:10 pm
by mediavets
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.

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

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

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

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:53 pm
by SpAiK
So that way the dynamic range of the originals would be preserved (at least most of it) through all the process?

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:29 am
by UK Pano
yes as non-destructive/uncompressed (as JPG gives) from the RAW image by using 16bitt tiff