If you have ever tried to produce a vertical stitch panorama you will know that it’s very difficult when there is a tall building involved. The problem of converging verticals is always present but at you tilt the camera at different angles for each frame in the stitch, the angle of convergence changes. This makes stitching everything together quite (actually very) difficult.
What I had wondered is if the new Lightroom Photo Merge stitching would be any better. Unfortunately it wasn’t.
My first attempt looked as though the image was bending out in the centre and then tilting over backwards. It’s then I had the idea to correct the vertical tilt on each image separately before trying to merge the images together. And that’s my disappointment. All the adjustments are ignored and you end up with exactly the same result. You therefore need to manually correct (or try to correct) the finished image.
This example isn’t too bad but with others there is a lot of distortion that is just too difficult to fix. Despite the distortion I do like the finished image. It’s also very large at 11″ x 31″ and very sharp.