OK, does it matter that this pano isn’t a number of photos merged together, and instead it’s just a panoramic crop? (in other words; it’s a regular photo and I just cropped off a lot of the top and bottom to create the panoramic look). Now, if that makes you feel kinda cheated, does it really matter which tool I used to create the panorama? Whether I used the Crop tool or Photomerge, it’s still been edited in Photoshop, like every other photo I take, and as you might guess, I’m totally cool with editing photos in Photoshop. So….how do you feel about it? Did I cheat by just cropping rather than stitching multiple photos together? I’m curious, because I have to tell you, I feel a little “dirty,” because it’s not “the real deal.” Does is matter how I came up with the pano? I guess it does, because if not I wouldn’t feel “dirty.” This is going to keep me up tonight, isn’t it?

About The Author

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.