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Chapter 12. Wide Receiver: Creating Pano... > Using Match Color to Fix Pano Exposu... - Pg. 360

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Using Match Color to Fix Pano Exposure Problems When you're shooting panos, you can really get burned by using the automatic exposure setting on your camera because at least one of your segments will wind up either lighter or darker than the rest, creating very obvious seams in your pano. The way around this (when taking the shot) is to compose the first segment, hold the shutter half way down to set the exposure, then memorize that exposure setting, and switch to manual. Now shoot all the segments in manual mode, using that exact exposure. If you didn't do that, here's what to do in Photoshop CS2: Step One: Open the segments of your pano (taken using auto exposure mode) and examine them for color shifts. If you're not sure if the colors are off, do a quick Photomerge (go under the File KELBY