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What is the correct lens correction setting in Lightroom CC for the Matterport Snapshots?

So I have been trying to Post-Edit the photos from the snapshots within Workshop with Adobe Lightroom CC 2017 and need to know if anyone has found a good Lens Correction setting in lightroom for the snapshots. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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  • I didn't know you could edit anything but raw photos. I did import one from workshop and it said it that it could not find the lens profile or whatever it says. I imported another jpeg taken on my nikon. It said the same and i had to chose the lens manually. So I guess the only time it picks the lens is from data on raw pictures.

    I honestly take pictures with my camera and only use the snapshot if the pictures are not presentable. Thankfully, that does not happen a lot but it does every so often.

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  • Hello @justincolbyvaughn, I know there is not a lens profile that exactly matches the Matterport camera, and I know that the photos from my 7D are much better quality. I really just needed to know if i am going to have to try each and every one of them to see which I like the best, as opposed to finding someone that may have already gone through these and found the profile that fits the best.

    Thanks for the input!

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  • I hope someone does know because, like I said, every so often I need to grab a screenshot for a picture. It would be very helpful!

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  • Hi @jrbatchelor,

    I have not gone through all the lens options in Lightroom, but, correct me if I'm wrong here, couldn't you tweak the lens correction settings and other settings to create a profile for your camera? It's been a very long time since I've used Lightroom, so forgive me if I'm off on this one.

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  • @Matterport-Amir @jrbatchelor

    I know this is a few days old, but as an experienced real estate photographer and Lightroom user, to my knowledge, if Adobe doesn't create a profile for a certain make and model lens, you have to do it yourself.

    I don't know if this has changed, mainly because Adobe regularly updates and adds new camera and lens profiles for CC users, but it used to be a fairly involved process to make your own custom profile if your lens wasn't already in Lightroom. You had to download and print out a series of checker grids that you'd tape to a wall and photograph at different angles by aiming the camera from a static position, then upload those photos to Adobe's Lens Profile Creator so it could analyze how your camera and lens captured the shots and distorted them, then wait for it to create a profile based on these data. If you didn't get it just right, the profile wasn't optimal. Given this, I'm not sure how you'd even create one for a Matterport given the nature of the camera itself and how it works.

    You may be able to tweak individual photos now and save those settings for the photos. This may be less of a problem for snapshots from the Workshop, but otherwise you'd have to do a different one for each focal length on your lens unless it was a prime.

    In addition, are you sure you even need to create a lens profile? Given that the Matterport camera creates 360 scans and stitches them, distortion should be minimal if not nonexistent entirely from what I've seen, and there should be no vignetting to speak of. The Matterport camera isn't like a still camera at all, and because of that it shouldn't have the constraints of still camera lenses.

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  • I don't agree that distortion is minimal. I see the most distortion at the periphery of the images. As you turn your perspective the image stretches. Not sure how to correct that. Is it the window size? This is when I'm in the showcase. Here is a fun tool. Not sure how useful it is. I feel like the resolution gets reduced a lot. 

    https://jywarren.github.io/fisheyegl/example/

     

    Donovan

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