How to Create a Panorama in Lightroom 6 / CC

On this extensive video by photographer Anthony Morganti we take a look at how to use the new Lightroom CC/6 to create a panoramic image.

Morganti first tip is to always try and shoot vertically to get the most of your panoramic shot. Before Lightroom 6/CC users needed a different software to create panoramic images (typically Photoshop).

If you have different images in your panorama which are not exposed to the same level you can – if you like pre-expose them so to speak so they will match the exposure of one of the images (you can choose which) however as Morganti demonstrates – there are ways of doing this later on as well.

To create the panorama select all the images you would like to combine – right click on them and press photo merge and panorama. Here you have 3 different projection – spherical, cylindrical and perspective – try and each of them and see which is the best (auto does a decent job here). We would also recommend auto crop to remove white areas.

This is not the first time that we are looking at editing or shooting panoramas here on LensVid – you can also check out “How to Quickly Create Panoramas in Photoshop and Lightroom” with graphics expert Howard Pinsky, “How to Shoot and Edit Panoramas” with Aaron Nace, “How to Create Panoramas Using Photoshop” by Photoshop’s senior product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes and “Shooting and Stitching Together Panoramas in Photoshop” with photographer Gavin Hoey.

You can check out more useful Lightroom guides and tips on our LensVid Lightroom section. You can more videos of Anthony Morganti here on Lensvid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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