Use Luminosity Reference Points to Merge photos into Panoramas.

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It Would Be Nice.... to be able to combine multiple photos using equal or less luminosity for points of reference so that they can be made panoramic. then to be able to scale it without the "fisheye" effect (or optional) by allowing horizontal scrolling. a potential 360° view scroll!An example there are these 2 unretouched photos where I could not get everyone into with one shot but it only allowed one to upload I see now. (different idea) :
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Did File > Automate > Photomerge not produce a meaningful result? 
Which could be owed to the water – water surfaces can easily change so much between two shots that a meaningful alignment becomes impossible for the current feature. 

And uploading two images (one after the other) should not be a problem. 
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the interface accepted only one. I could not multi-select using common techniques. it looks like it does upload both images,

but, I can only see one in the post.
the water would not matter. as you can see hardly anything changes the few seconds difference when the photos were taken. I don't know light room as well as photoshop. the other Pic I can upload here. I would simply match the person in the foreground who is also in the other photo. I could get close enough with effects to make the photo as complete as I wanted to make it. In this case it was more important getting all the group in which was impossible without falling off a moving boat.
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If you look carefully, you will understand why Lightroom has difficulty merging these to a panorama. Not only the water is different, but the people are too. The woman at the back is holding up her arm in one photo, and down in the other one. The guy has also changed his arm considerably. The woman in red on the right side has moved as well. In one photo you see only a little red, in the other much more. Again a guy has changed his arm on the right of her. To you these photos may seem very similar, because you see people. But Lightroom sees objects and pixels that are very different indeed.
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again. it's not important because the merged photos would include all parties which is the first goal. whatever position or differences like water could be blurred or softened.
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It is very important because Lightroom needs to find similar points in the photos to be able to merge them. That is why this fails. Using points of equal luminosity is not enough if Lightroom does not know if these points are actually the same points, or are different points that just happen to have the same luminosity.
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I was able to Photo Merge to Panorama using LR Classic 9.2 with your two screenshots. I suggest uploading the two original files to Dropbox or other file sharing site so we can see what's happening.


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those are unretouched originals. can do with LR mobile?
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LR Mobile for Android and iOS do not currently support merge to panorama. However, LR Desktop Cloud based merges the files same as LR Classic with no issues. Suggest posting the original files to Dropbox if you're not seeing that.