Creating Panoramas with PTGui and Panotools

Stitching and blending:

We are almost done now. If you don't want to hassle about getting the very best from your source images, just set the desired dimensions of your panorama, select the file Format and the output file name.

If you want more control over the result, we have to take a closer look at the advanced options:
There are mainly two things you will take over control:

  • How precise (and time consuming) the transformation from the source image to your selected projection type should be...("Stitch using:")
  • ...and the method by which the seams of each source image are blended into each other ("Blend using:"). If you have visible seams and/or visible light falloff between the source images, you should take a closer look at this option.

There are several pros and cons for each method and if you are interested I suggest searching the archives of the Panotools List and taking a look to the Panotools Wiki to learn more about this topic.

Some "classical" option suggestions:

  • High quality, high resolution stitch:
    Blend using: Enblend plugin
    Interpolator: "Lanczos" for PTGui stitcher, "spline64" for Panorama Tools stitcher
    No use of "fast transform"
  • Panoramas with moving objects, low to medium resolution:
    Blend using: Smartblend plugin
  • Fast panorama creation:
    Stitcher: "Panorama tools (PTStitcher)"
    "Use fast transform" enabled

We are now finished with the creation of our first panorama. Further post-processing like cropping "black" areas of the panorama, can be done with an image editor of your choice...

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