... my first panocturne. 6 Raws batch processed and photostitched in DPP. slight PP in CS2. How can I improve this process? Anyone? Especially to get equal luminance values in every frame? Anyone? Going for LR 5 within these next month. In addition to LR, which pano software are you using? Thanks for any help.[/b]
Shoot your panorama's in manual mode; fix the white balance too! first pan the scene using light metering (aperture priority) to get exposure and select shutter time and aperture appropriate for the brightest portion of the panorama, then shoot the entire series at that setting.
Lens and white balance corrections I do with DPP, then process to JPG at full resolution and max quality. I then use Adobe Photoshop CS6 to stitch the photo's, adjust accordingly and save as (lossless) tiff file that I save with my original RAW files. From tiff I make a sharpened jpg at the desired resolution.
Here's another one from my travels in Turkey that even has the sun in the frame, yet achieves correct exposure across the panorama (this is made of only 3 frames):