Re: [PanoToolsNG] RAW processing with Lightroom gives inconsistent results
- On May 30, 2007, at 8:26 PM, Justin Imhoff wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone might know how to get around this littlePersonally, I'm not seeing this happening. Exactly how are you
> I've been batch processing my photos with Adobe Lightroom, which I
> thought was really great until I noticed inconsistent results when
> altering exposures.
> I shoot in manual mode so that the exposure is the same for each
> one. If I apply the same exposure adjustment in Lightroom to each
> of these shots I get different brightness levels depending on how
> much light is in the shot to begin with.
"applying the same exposure adjustments" the the multiple images?
(Interestingly, I just discovered that when you have multiple images
selected and change a setting like exposure, in in the Library module
ALL images are affected. Do the same in the Develop module and only
the "most selected" image is changed. Hmm.)
> For example if I change the exposure of each shot in a single panoAre you seeing this in Lightroom, before you export?
> +1 in Lightroom, a shot which has the sun in it will brighten much
> more than the next shot which doesnt have the sun.
> I then have to go and adjust each shot by eye to make them allWhere are you doing this adjustment? Lightroom? Photoshop?
> consistent before I can stitch.
> This doesnt make sense to me. I thought that the exposureDoesn't make sense to me either. But like I said, "This doesn't
> adjustment would create a consistent result, just like adjusting
> the exposure level in the camera itself!
happen for me." ;)
Things to consider:
If you aren't using the "Sync Settings" feature to apply the settings
of one image to all the others, I think that you probably *should*
be. If you are / when you do... make sure to sync ONLY "exposure."
That is turn OFF all the other 21 or so checkboxes.
Plus, make sure you don't inadvertently click and "Auto" buttons!
(Do not of course, adjust any other setting for only some of the
images in a single panorama.)
If you're changing the exposure in Quick Develop, you might want to
switch to the full Develop window. I don't know that it behaves any
differently, but at least in Develop you can see the numbers for all
> Is there another way of doing this that is more effective?
> Thanks for any feedback.