I have a panorama that has some white space I can't really crop out. I tried merging in Photoshop and it had an option to content aware fill empty spots. This worked out almost perfectly. The issue is that I want to do this in Lightroom.
I can merge in Lightroom with no issues but there is no content aware tool that can even come close to that of Photoshop. If I use the edit in Photoshop function it converts it to tiff and the same happens if I use Smart object. I don't really understand what the purpose of smart-objects are if results get saved as tiff anyways..?
Is there any workflow that would allow me to continue working on the dng files in Lightroom after content aware tool in Photoshop is used? I can't really work on an image with large areas missing from it so doing content-aware fill is a poor option. Tiffs from Photoshop also end up massive, with the last one being 2.5gb compared to 250mb dng.
Currently using Photoshop CC 2018 and Lightroom Classic 8.