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120 Points

Tue, Nov 15, 2011 4:26 AM

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Photoshop Elements: Why is the resulting photo is distorted when I merge photos into a Panorama?

Using Elements 10. When I merge photos into a Panorama the resulting photo is distorted. What am I doing wrong?

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704 Messages

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9.4K Points

9 years ago

Sometimes you have to experiment with the different options.
Try using the Reposition option with Blend Images Together checked.



704 Messages

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9.4K Points

9 years ago

Also if you have the original camera files, try Auto with all three options checked
using the original camera files.

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9 years ago

I have tried all the possible combinations available. The only one that comes out almost satisfactory is the "Reposition". But when I use that the photos are not blended together perfectly and I am unable to fix them. I have been using photoshop for many years and have never had this issue with panoramas. Is it the material?

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Did these photos come from a camera? I just had the small examples you provided to experiment with, though i did notice that # 545 is bigger than the other photos, which might be a factor if one of the photos your using is of a different size than the others.

I guess your photos are much bigger?
Are you saving them to a different format or resizing them before using photomerge?

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All the photos are the same size and have not been edited prior to attempting photomerge. They came from my Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ100 camera all taken at the same time. The photos are 3240 x 4320 and 4.88 mb. I used SnagIt software to make the sample you are seeing.

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9 years ago

Without having the originals it's hard to say why there not blending ok.

You might try saving the originals to the tiff format and see if that makes a difference.

Here's the result after enlarging each of your examples to 3240x4289 and using the Reposition option with blending checked.
(25% view)

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9 years ago

I could email you the originals if you want to see what happens when you merge them.

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I'd be happy to try the originals, but rather than emailing them to just me, maybe you could use a service like https://www.yousendit.com/ or http://www.dropbox.com/, sending the file to yourself, and posting the download link. That way other people can give any suggestions they might have.

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9 years ago

I just tried the Panorama with TIF files. Same result. I have used the Repostition method, but as you will notice at the top of the merge you did, the top of the canyon, left to right, is not even/straight. So that gets a fairly good photo, but not as good as I have done in the past.

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310 Points

8 years ago

interactive layout may give a better result in these cases

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70 Points

7 years ago

I find the Photomerge function in Photoshop Elements 11 to be of unacceptable quality too, see my comments here:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...