(I suppose I can also ask this question on the Adobe forums, but frankly, I typically find the answers here come faster and with more information so I'll try NRF first.)
During an expensive but pleasant trip to King's Canyon NP, I decided to try a panorama shot--something I'd never done before. I carefully set up the manual exposure and levelled my tripod before taking a series of 5 shots around about a 180 degree field of view.
At home I set up the panorama stitching feature on my copy of Photoshop Elements 11. I opened the 5 files and started the feature. After a few minutes of grinding away, PSE said something to the effect of "You don't have enough memory" and gave up.
I have a fairly new machine running Windows 7, an i5 processor and 12G of RAM. Is this really not enough to do something like this?
Also, I noticed that, despite my attempts when shooting, the exposure could have been a little better in one of the pictures. Do you recommend adjusting the picture before trying the merge or making an adjustment after merging?