Lightroom: Pano stitching > Reposition Only -- for architectural photographers and others

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PLEASE ADD THIS SIMPLE FEATURE !!
I would love to see in Lightroom`s Panorama Merge tool the option of stitching with reposition only (same as Photoshop`s Photomerge>Reposition option).

I am an architectural photographer and I do many panoramas with a tilt\shift lens - where all I need is to stitch the images together with no actual perspective manipulation on the images.
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DANIEL VIESER

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Hallo,
yes, I need this too. Why has Adobe dropped the "reposition"-option?! The remaining options don't do a good job for shift panoramas.
Daniel
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Can you post a set of images you don't get good results for us to troubleshoot with?
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DANIEL VIESER

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Hello,

here they are:
- 2 originals, shot with as Canon TS-E 24 II as a shift
- 1 merged but not cropped. This should not look like a trapezoid. Offset is normal, but edges should remain rectilinear .

Thank you!
Daniel
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What's wrong with using Spherical or Cylindrical projections?   At least with your example pair there is very slight warping to optimally align the images but verticals remain so and either the Boundary Warp or Auto Crop can be used to remove the remaining tiny areas of whitespace:

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Hello Steve,

thank you.

Cropping doesn't solve the problem. In architectural photography vertical lines in real space must remain vertical in image space. So, if image edges get oblique so do vertical lines (of buildings, for example).
For pano images shot with a shift-lens, there is no need for distortion to achieve congruent images. They are congruent by definition (disregarding parallax error with systems shifting the lens instead of filmplane).

Daniel
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Are you saying there is a problem with the result of the Spherical or Cylindrical panorama stitching or you're just assuming there is because you are unable to specify Reposition.

Choosing Perspective yields something that has non-vertical verticals, but if this is your best example of why reposition is needed, I am not convinced, since using either Spherical and Cylindrical seems ok to me and is effectively equivalent to Reposition.

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