Boundary Warp – New Interesting Feature in Lightroom

Yesterday Adobe released a major update to Lightroom. It added support to 8 new cameras and 150 lenses. But what I am really excited about is the addition to Panorama Merge tool, the Boundary Warp option.

To show you how new feature works, I used panorama image from the tutorial Shooting and Stitching Panorama In Lightroom – Step By Step. It is a panorama where I stitched together 6 vertical photos into a horizontal image.

In most cases, the stitched panoramas have an unconventional shape. It requires further cropping to conform it to the rectangular form. Often it leaves the gaps after the cropping. In the image, I used for the demonstration I had to use the Content Aware Fill in Photoshop to fill up the gaps in the top left and bottom right corners

With the new update, you can simply drag the Boundary Warp slider to fill up the gaps and to conform panorama to a rectangular shape. Photoshop is not required.

This is how panorama image looked in the previous version of Lightroom before Boundary Warp was introduced.

The original 6 vertical images I took in Hawaii at sunrise.Bracketed Shots - Shooting and Stitching Panorama In Lightroom - Step By Step