Photoshop: 360 Panorama Not Aligning All Images

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I am working on 360 degree sphereical panoramas and really like the ability to edit in photoshop. Unfortunately, Photoshop is unable to align and merge my images properly. I am using 34 12MP images from a drone. I tried using Hugin and they align perfectly on the default settings. What i find is that the images at the bottom of the picture (nadir) are aligned and then stretched extremely out of proportion to the point that they can't align when in the 360 panorama workspace.

1) it would be nice to have more control over the configuration/mapping of how they are aligned, like a layout mode since I know exactly where the photos should be -- that way I can correct them. 2) it would be nice to have more settings so that I can control what photoshop is doing to align those.

I really dont see a point in using photoshop for this if the free software can do it for me.
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Hi Greg,

I can pass on your feedback that Hugin does a better job with alignment and layout than Photoshop. We are always trying to improve so that's good to know - I can submit it as a suggestion.

If you prefer the fine-tuning edit capabilities of Photoshop you're not alone. Have you considered merging the images in the free software and then fine-tuning in Photoshop? As a photographer, my workflow is often that I import an entire shoot into Lightroom, make certain changes (white balance or exposure and a sync, for instance) on a mass scale but then I bring individual images into Photoshop for fine-tuning. I'll pass on your feedback, but just a thought.

Regards,
Hannah