Today, Adobe released the latest update for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom, both for standalone purchasers, as well as Creative Cloud users. In it are a host of welcomed features including a very interesting new tool called Boundary Warp.
If you’ve every created a multiple-image panorama, there’s a good chance you’ve been left with a strange shape that often means you end up having to crop out a good portion of the image. That won’t be the case any longer.
Boundary Warp will now fix that whitespace by analyzing the boundary of an image and automatically stretching the warped edges to yield a perfectly smooth border. As the example below shows, it seems quite effective, especially in landscape shots where perfectly straight lines or spot-on perspective isn’t a massive priority.
Other new features include improved Auto Straighten, Upright and Level tools, as well as speedier panorama merging. Browsing images is also more efficient now with faster thumbnail previews and faster image loading when zoomed into your Library module.
You can download the update via Adobe’s Creative Cloud desktop application or through Lightroom’s menu settings.