Hi everybody, this weeks blog is about how to use Adobe Lightroom to produce a stitched together higher resolution picture file from a bunch of lower resolution pictures.

This is very easy to do and is relatively automated within software these days.
So I’ve done a video blog showing the procedure from start to finish.

Why bother to do this though?

The most important question to address though is why would you want to do this?
Surely most cameras nowadays have the ability to produce panoramics within camera by simply holding the button and turning slowly from one side to the other.
True, but usually the resultant file is only a jpeg, and lacks the functionality of a RAW file, and it’s generally much lower resolution than by using this stitched together method.
Here are the example pictures I’ve used within the video blog, to show the differences I’m talking about.

 

 

20Megapixel shot from a Canon G7X

Here is the straight out of camera (Canon G7X) shot of the same scene at 20mp

Here is the straight out of camera (Canon G7X) shot of the same scene at 20mp

 

 

200% Crop from above picture

This is the 200% enlargement made from the 20mp file, showing a considerable lack of detail.

This is the 200% enlargement made from the 20mp file, showing a considerable lack of detail.

 

 

85Megapixel Shot stitched from 12 pictures within Adobe Lightroom

Here is the final edited jpeg from our 85mp file, which was stitched from 12 shots inside Adobe Lightroom

Here is the final edited jpeg from our 85mp file, which was stitched from 12 shots inside Adobe Lightroom

 

 

200% Crop from above 85mp file

This is the nearly 200% enlargement from the 85mp stitched file.

This is the nearly 200% enlargement from the 85mp stitched file.

 

Video Blog showing the techniques looked at here below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The camera I used to shoot this was the groundbreaking Canon G7X one of the new crop of super compacts, with 1″ sensors that have raised the bar for us underwater photographers with compact camera technology.
I did a series of blogs last year looking in depth at this cool little camera.

 

 

Please click here to see this    Canon G7X and Nauticam Housing Introduction

 

 

Keep checking back to the blog or our Facebook page to  see me test a new less expensive housing and lens for this cool little camera.

 

 

If you’d like to learn more about using Adobe Lightroom my first all day workshops this year start in April, I keep the numbers down to guarantee personal attention so if you’d like to know more please click here.

 

My popular photo trips to the Red Sea and beyond are filling up quickly this year, which include our exciting new Red Sea Relaxed itineraries, so please check out my trips page here.

 

If you’d like me to do a blog on a specific subject please drop me a line as I am always looking for new ideas.

Ok thanks for watching and check back soon.

Duxy