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45 Messages

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1.2K Points

Sat, Nov 12, 2011 12:11 PM

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Photoshop: Ability to Auto-Align and Auto-Blend Smart Object layers

Auto-align and auto-blend are two great features of Photoshop. It would be really, really great if they worked on Smart Objects! After all, the smart objects can be aligned manually (including Lens Correction, Transforms etc. And of course they can be blended manually.

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33 Messages

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578 Points

8 years ago

Yes! It's a pain when doing any small compositing, to have to abandon the non-destructive editing.

8 Messages

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202 Points

7 years ago

Yes please! Including linked smart objects!

1 Message

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60 Points

5 years ago

This would be amazing has anyone figured out if there is a work around?

I got close with the "Load files into stack.." which allows you to align and create smart objects from your input files but after trying this with numerous file quantities I get left with only one single smart object file every time. So frustrating.

Any help or advice much appreciated here. This feature would save me sooo much time and hassle.

Aaron

29 Messages

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680 Points

4 years ago

Yes. This is badly needed.

1 Message

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80 Points

4 years ago

Auto blend would be highly useful for the layers in a smart object!

55 Messages

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1.9K Points

2 years ago

It would be extremely useful to be able to auto-align Smart Objects (for panoramas, exposure blending, Milky Way sky blends into blue hour shots, focus stacking, etc). This would allow revision of RAW settings after alignment, which provides much more flexibility and capability.

If it makes a difference for development, I believe only Camera RAW Smart Objects would need support. I don't see a need to align other types of Smart Objects. The goal is very much similar to HDR and panos in Lightroom, where we can edit the RAW after merging - but across a range of scenarios Lightroom does not address.

I'd expect the development probably wouldn't be too substantial for auto-align (as alignment could be determined on the rasterized equivalent of each Smart Object, and Smart Objects can already be warped).



Support for auto-blend is a nice to have in my opinion (the need is much higher for auto-align, merge to HDR pano in Lightroom covers some of the intended use for auto-blend, and development effort for auto-blend appears more complicated/nuanced when considering the details). I'd love to have it in some capacity too (such as masking for focus stacks), but consider these completely independent requests.

49 Messages

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752 Points

a year ago

Yes Pllleasse! :-)

10 Messages

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216 Points

a year ago

I'm shocked to see how long it is since this feature was first requested. Please add auto align smart object. It would be really helpful for exposure blending and focus stacking, enabling the RAW files to be edited after merging. Ever hopeful...

32 Messages

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498 Points

a year ago

this would be very helpful to most photographers.

1 Message

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62 Points

a year ago

Yes please.

Champion

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3K Messages

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55.6K Points

a year ago

Auto-align should be possible to do. I’m not sure that Auto-Blend is possible with smart objects. That requires changing individual pixels, and that is not possible because the underlying object needs to remain unchanged. Just like it is not possible to clone or heal in a smart object.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

2 Messages

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70 Points

a year ago

8 years and no implementation.  Does pretty please work?

1 Message

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60 Points

a year ago

Please, please, please, pleaaaaase introduce auto-align to smart Objects...

It has been 8 years since the first request...