I've never attempted a stitched panorama because I normally don't\nshoot landscapes or scenes that lend themselves to this technique.\n\nI went out today and shot 18 individual shots on a tripod moving the\ncamera the recommended distance between shots. Then I went to\nCS4>File>Automate>Photomerge and created a panorama. It worked OK,\nbut the subject is rather insipid.\n\nMy questions, though, are about something else. For this experiment I\nshot RAW+JPEG because I wasn't sure how to go about it. I created a\ntwo different panoramas using the .dng files (I shoot Nikon) for one\nand the .jpg files for the other. It didn't seem to make a\ndifference, but the .dng-created file doesn't seem to allow me to make\nany adjustments in the RAW files as such. I had to adjust using\nLevels or Curves using the flattened pano. I didn't work on the\nindividual images as .dngs because I wasn't sure if the treatment\nwould match panel-to-panel.\n\nAlso, the output is an arc. I had to crop through the middle of it to\nget a rectangular image, and even that needs some cloning at the\ncorners.\n\nI'm not interested in using any program other than CS4's Photomerge\nbecause I'm not interested in making other panoramas. I just don't\nshoot that type of scene.\n\nIf you can figure out what I'm talking about, and have suggestions,\nthey'd be appreciated.