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Merge multiple RAW shots into one RAW panorama

Much like the latest release of ACR and lightroom, we now have the ability to stitch images into a panorama, and then save and edit that panorama as one DNG file. Would love to see this implemented into Photo Raw.

52 comments on “Merge multiple RAW shots into one RAW panorama”

    1. On July 10, 2016 at 2:13 pm Bryan Minear replied:

      are you speaking for everyone? maybe you don’t need it, but some do. if i am going to replace the apps i already use/have been using for years in my workflow, it has to be able to at LEAST accomplish the same tasks, and hopefully expand upon those to be even better.

      1. On October 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm shawn moore replied:

        I second that some people don’t shoot panos

  1. On June 30, 2016 at 2:45 am Christian Huehn wrote:

    There is better 3rd-party-software to do this.
    And not to forget: adding features like this to the RAW-converter ist one of the reasons why Lightroom is so incredibly slow today. Let’s not bloat OneOne RAW right from the very beginning with features that you don’t use daily…

    1. On July 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm Achim Oetzel replied:

      I do use it quite often! And let’s dream of a way to create/edit/handle such RAW-Panos (way faster than in Lr) in a brand new RAW-Converter that is promoted to be fast! I cannot imagine to do the whole work (export, create/edit, re-import) with an (external) PlugIn and save time compared to doing it internally in a (fast) RAW-Converter.

    2. On July 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm Bryan Minear replied:

      but i do shoot panoramas daily. thats just it. I don’t see how adding a feature would make the raw converter slower. that just doesn’t make sense. if you aren’t using this, its probably not going to affect you. i thought they wanted ideas crowdsourced, so i am telling them the features that it will take to make me a user.

    3. On October 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm shawn moore replied:

      Lightroom is so slow because of the way it build previews, not because of the plugins or modules

  2. On July 7, 2016 at 4:31 am Jim Kahnweiler wrote:

    I make panoramas all the time. The feature in LR and Photoshop is superb for buildings as well as landscapes. In my experience it seldom misses and the minor mis-alignments can be easily corrected with the clone stamp. I appreciate it in LR: no need to export the Photoshop.

  3. On July 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm OZCAN DURGUN wrote:

    As a landscape photographer who shots Pano often; love to see DNG Pano output right in the RAW converter. If you do not use it, it won’t make it slow. in Addition to LR version; it should have a little bit more control though such as CA correction, manual/auto lens correction, perspective correction etc.

  4. On July 18, 2016 at 8:28 pm Daniela Argandoña wrote:

    I would love that tool too, and I agree with Ozcan Durgun, about the CA correction, manual lens perspective corrections etc…

  5. On July 24, 2016 at 5:43 am Kenneth Hauen wrote:

    Love this idea, my day would be so much easier! I sit often for hours to make Panorama images, and this would be a time saver for me :) Good idea!

  6. On July 26, 2016 at 9:54 am Clinton wrote:

    I stitch panoramas together all the time. The ability to do Panoramas (and all the available settings along with it) is the biggest reason I don’t dump LR/PS CC, and likely still won’t even if I end up using ON1 for RAW conversion.

  7. On August 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm gwenhael appere wrote:

    I stitch a lot of panos as well. If On1 can develop a proper pano stitching algorithm, i’m all in.
    Maybe the more complicated ones can still be done in a dedictaed software, but if On1 does 70-80% of the panos, it would be an interesting feature.

  8. On August 9, 2016 at 1:02 am Henning Kunze wrote:

    I too would love to have this feature alongside HDR as is possible in LR. Sure, there are 3rd party apps that do a great job, but for 80% of stitching and merging I stay within LR. LR does a basic but good job and I like to avoid the hassle of exporting and switching between apps. If this is included, I’m all in for dumping LR and do my work with onOne!

  9. On August 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm eric jones wrote:

    an HDR pano in one program would be very nice, i don’t use adobe.

  10. On September 4, 2016 at 5:46 am Peter Callewaert wrote:

    Panorama’s, averaging for noise reduction or long exposure mimicking, crucial feature for me is the ability to accurately align layers, would love such ability in the ON1 suite of products, for me not necessarily in the RAW converter itself, but if ti can be done, so much the better

  11. On October 12, 2016 at 2:32 am Jonathan Knights wrote:

    This would be a great addition. Very useful as it reduces the need to pass out sets of images to third party tools.

  12. On October 14, 2016 at 1:20 am davidfarquhar@gmail.com wrote:

    This would be a great feature, doesn’t have to cause any slow down in speed. I’m looking at whether ON1 Photo Raw could replace Lightroom in its entirety, and for me this is one of those great features in LR that is easy to access and effective, so it would fantastic to include it.

  13. On October 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm shawn moore wrote:

    There is open source code out there on HDR panos. It would require putting a Gui system in the interface. what is needed is a stitcher that stitches fisheye lens. LR & Pshop doest do that.

  14. On October 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm Bruce Webb wrote:

    Making outlandish comments like “Don’t need this in a raw converter.” really are not helpful. It is boarder line trolling.

    I use the stitching capability in PS and Lr quite a bit, but only for any of the landscape images I take. I have found that the Pano capability in the perpetual license Lr is not as good as the capability in my CS6. So, if this were to be included in RAW then is needs to be better than what’s in Lr.

  15. On November 6, 2016 at 4:02 am Robert Reiser wrote:

    Adding another vote for panorama stitching in Photo RAW. There might be better external solutions available, but not having to switch back and forth is a huge time saver.

  16. On November 10, 2016 at 8:06 am Richard Hayes wrote:

    Including it would be the one feature that would allow me to forego using other programs and do everything on On One.

  17. On November 19, 2016 at 4:48 am Jérôme Siegelaer wrote:

    But it’s quite a challenge to beat Autopano Giga.
    Would love to see this function included, even for just the simple stuff.

  18. On November 20, 2016 at 11:24 am rcwisler@thewislers.com wrote:

    Yes please. I do pianos regularly. In the interim “open as layers in photoshop” or “merge to pano in ps” from the browser would save several steps

  19. On November 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm Bharat Mistry wrote:

    This would be great addition to be able to merge RAW files into a RAW pano as step one to the On1 workflow. I would support the implementation.

  20. On November 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm Greg Burke wrote:

    Love this in LR – would also love to see it added to On1Raw – one less reason to go back to LR

  21. On December 15, 2016 at 4:27 am Louis Jordaan wrote:

    I am looking forward to being able to do photo stitching in Photo Raw. This would be a very big plus feature for me. It would good to do everything in one program without having to hop out into Lightroom or Photoshop. Photo stitching is not just for landscapes !!
    Thanks to the On1 team. You are doing a great job and I am looking forward to December 19th !!
    Louis Jordaan
    South Africa

  22. On December 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm James Bruckman wrote:

    I am hoping ON1 Photo RAW can become my one go to photo organizer and processor, replacing Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz, EasyHDR, etc. To do this it must do all that these other programs do, including handling panoramas and HDR. Also, I want ON1 Photo RAW to do all the neat things Topaz can do in Impression and Simplify.
    ON1 Photo RAW is on the way to that, getting closer. Thanks ON1

  23. On December 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm Dick Roman wrote:

    I am very pleased with the Pano feature in LR
    outputting a DNG file
    Having it in On1 would make me more likely to use the new raw processor

  24. On December 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm Ferry Kubatz wrote:

    Don’t need this in teh RAW program. I’m using Autopano Giga 4.2 from Kolor. Fort GigaPanorama’s there is a program called GigaPan Stitch.

  25. On December 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm keith simpson wrote:

    Being able to merge two or three photos into a pano without having to export to a third party app is essential. Being able to fill any blank canvass following the merger is also a key asset.

  26. On December 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm Ellen Stokes wrote:

    I do panoramas as a landscape photographer…sometimes it’s just necessary….I hate going to a 3rd party to do this.

  27. On December 26, 2016 at 3:43 pm Grant Colhoun wrote:

    A RAW pano tool would definitely add to the On1 capabilities. Already the merge tool is a great compositing tool that speeds up combining images, to do this on a larger blank canvas would be great as a method of fine tuning an auto-panorama algorithm. Maybe a plug-in solution with PTGui or Auto-Pano Kolor would work too?

  28. On May 3, 2017 at 4:57 pm Neil wrote:

    Absolutely a no brainer, panoramas are a significant part of my photography.
    It is the only thing stopping me using On1 Raw editor, which is very frustrating to have to keep using Light Room.
    To have this option in On1 Raw would enable a perfect workflow.

  29. On June 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm Donna Miller wrote:

    This would be an extremely helpful feature for me too.

    Those saying, “not everyone shoots panoramas, so we don’t need this” are trying to limit On1 RAW to their specific genres. A lot of people have purchased On1 RAW and many of us do shoot panoramas. This program isn’t built just for a subset of photographers. I don’t shoot portraits, but I’m not telling On1 that they shouldn’t have portrait presets and ‘Protect Skin’ because not everyone shoots portraits.

  30. On July 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm Arthur Hicken wrote:

    This would be great – it would bring me one step closer to eliminating my adobe habit.

  31. On July 14, 2017 at 8:04 pm Glenn Gillaspie wrote:

    I am primarily a landscape photographer. I have a work around. Having this ability in On1 would be convenient and appreciated.

  32. On August 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm kud0s69@gmail.com wrote:

    I hope the devs read these posts. I don’t do many Panorama, however not having the ability is making me consider moving back to Lightroom.

  33. On August 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm jigawho wrote:

    This would definitely help get rid of Adobe completely from my computer.

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