Photoshop 60 x 2 Second Quick Tip, Big Ass Panoramas “BAP”
- Sep 2nd. 2012
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- By Thomas Shue
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Photoshop 60 x 2 Second Quick Tip, “Big A$$ Pano”
Hi, welcome to my blog. Today I want to show you a quick tip that will help you to create Ultra Huge Panoramas also known as BAP’s. The problem is, if you try to use the Photomerge option in Lightroom to create a BAP, the system will fail to create the file at minimum. But it can cause all sorts of out of memory errors and worse it can just crash the system and give you the dreaded BSOD (also known as the Blue Screen of Death). You see a BAP can be monstrous in size. Imagine 10 images all 22MP each at 300 DPI. By the time you align, merge and blend all of the layers, the single file will be over 2 gigs in size. Even a custom workstation will have a hard time dealing with files this size
So I have found a way to work around the standard PhotoMerge panorama creation workflow in Lightroom. I offer these tips as a part of the Photoshop 60 second quick tip series, but I just couldn’t make it in under 60 seconds, oops I hope you forgive me. So after lots of trial and error trying to find a solution to send a file from Lightroom to create my Huge Panos, I offer you this video to show you my workflow.
Please remember this video is not intended to be definitive I am not claiming this video is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to merge files to a panorama from Lightroom to Photoshop. I am merely offering my thoughts on merging huge panorama files and offer this video only because it might be helpful to someone.
**Tips on capturing the images. If you want to make a really huge Panorama’s, you might not want to shoot your images in landscape orientation. It might be a better option to shoot in portrait orientation. It saves lots of work trying to stack images vertically to get a decent aspect ratio for your final print. Also don’t worry about the weird curve you might get in the horizon, Photoshop CS6 has an incredible new Adaptive Wide Angle Filter that will help you solve any horizon issues. I will cover its use in a later video. I hope you can have some fun creating huge works of art to hang in your home. Landscape photography can be very rewarding if you find a way to easily handle the post processing issues that might arise. One such issue might be how to stop your computer from crashing when rendering such huge files.
Thanks for taking time to read my blog. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them below. I will answer them as soon as I can. I hope you have a great day. Thomas Shue