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Photomerge panorama issues on Photoshop Elements

Dodge 18 31
5 Jan 2022 12:03PM
The Photomerge command to create panoramas has been throwing up "some images could not be aligned" on almost all of my efforts. I have not changed my technique and kept overlap to around 30% as recommended, exposure on manual and tripod used. Even just using 2 images. It used to work without any issues, but now most of the time it reports this error. This is most frustrating - can anyone help?
Thank you,
whatsup 2 70 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2022 2:52PM
I have used Elements for years and as you say it handled the panorama stitching very well.
I upgraded to Elements 2020 and it's awful.
Like you I keep getting can't be aligned messages and it has so many silly features that are very childish, not really for a serious hobby photographer I'm afraid.
There are stand alone programmes that will do panorama stitching, if you do a google search.
Dodge 18 31
5 Jan 2022 3:28PM
Thanks for your feedback, pity this feature has become a bit crap, what a shame! Best regards, Dodge
EddieAC 18 3.8k 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2022 10:15PM
Just an idea but have you been doing anything such as ticking the lens profile corrections in elements raw convertor (assuming it has that tick box)? If so then try without using the feature to see what happens.

It shouldn't make too much difference but this can occasionally throw up errors in image stacking so maybe this could be the case here..
Dodge 18 31
6 Jan 2022 8:47AM
Thanks Eddie, but no, I shoot everything on Jpeg because I only generally do one edit. FYI I tried Hugit which is free and not very refined but worked brilliantly!
SteveAitch 5 85 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2022 1:23PM
I usually use PSE-11 for panorama stitching and it is generally pretty good. When it isn't I try Affinity Photo, which is in some ways slightly better.

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