Panoramic photographers: Lightroom’s new “Boundary Warp” aims to salvage your warped edges


posted Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:53 AM EDT


Adobe has released an update to Lightroom, bringing Lightroom CC to version 2015.4 and Lightroom 6 to version 6.4. This new update includes numerous new features and adds support for additional cameras and lenses, including an exciting new panaramic fix feature!

When you stitch a panorama, it often has non-rectangular boundaries. The most typical solution to this problem is to perform a rectangular crop and just accept that you will lose details near the boundary. You can also utilize Content Aware Fill in Photoshop, but this can be time-consuming and may not necessarily provide acceptable results depending on the image.

This Lightroom update brings a new alternative solution, "Boundary Warp." Rather than lose the warped details from your final image, Lightroom's Boundary Warp "analyzes the boundary and warps the image so that its edges fit a rectangular frame."

New "Boundary Warp" feature in action. GIF credit: Adobe

In addition to this very cool new feature that should please many panoramic photographers, Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4 adds camera support for the Fujifilm X70, Fujifilm X-E2S, Fujifilm X-Pro2, Leica M (Typ 262), Leica X-U (Typ 113), Panasonic ZS60, Phase One IQ150, and Sony A68. Further, there are a variety of additional updates, including tethered shooting support for the Nikon D5500 and Nikon D7200.

For the full list of updates, new lens profiles, and bug fixes, see here

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