My "Stepped-out" Panorama

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. There are already plenty in the drawer.....
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 14, 2008
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  2. Annika1980

    Scott W Guest

    PtGui pro has the ability to adjust the view point, for just such a
    stitch job.
    Of course they are careful to point out this only works with surfaces
    that are
    pretty much flat, like your case.

    I have done a bit of this and it work very well, for the right kind of
    subject.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Jul 14, 2008
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  3. Well, you're probably right. Still, it feels good to plonk some of 'em.

    Neil
     
    Neil Harrington, Jul 14, 2008
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  4. Oh! Now I understand. But that two-shot merge itself looks linear; none of
    the curvature that one usually sees in a conventional stitched panoramic
    shot.

    Neil
     
    Neil Harrington, Jul 14, 2008
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    One of the differences between Bret and you, is that Bret
    will do a good job of his linear panorama. If there are some
    stitching problems, Bret will admit to them. Bret will
    listen to feedback from the group of how he could do a
    better job of it. Bret won't disappear from the thread if
    there is criticism.
    So D-Mac, how about you responding to the criticism of that
    disaster that you called a linear panorama?
    How about giving admitting that the manly shots were from
    the same point?
    And have you worked out what a galah is yet? Yet another
    thread that you start and then vanish from.
    D-Mac, you're a bloody drongo.
     
    Doug Jewell, Jul 14, 2008
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    It is an absolutely amazing program. It does a much better job than my
    PSE3 program, which cost $52 when it first came out. I only wish I
    could justify buying the commercial version of the software. It will
    even read through your photo library and FIND pictures that can be made
    into panos! Fantastic!
     
    Ron Hunter, Jul 14, 2008
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    I'm still waiting to find out why he has to stitch it manually.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jul 15, 2008
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  8. Kindly do so quietly! I.e., don't announce it unless you want to give
    little Rita some titillation.
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 15, 2008
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  9. Annika1980

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Which still fails to explain why they must be stitched manually. What
    software requires that?
     
    Ron Hunter, Jul 15, 2008
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  10. Probably all of them, since there will be perspective problems (foreground
    position shifting relative to background) in a manner that no software is
    designed for.
     
    David J. Littleboy, Jul 15, 2008
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    Bill Guest

    You really ought to give it a try, you have nothing to lose except the
    download and testing time - it's amazing freeware.

    Bill
     
    Bill, Jul 15, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    I also liked (past tense) Autostitch (the free version), until I started
    throwing large and complex images at it. Maybe there have been
    improvements (are you talking about the paid-for version?)..? but I
    found it incredibly frustrating when it would labour away for quite some
    time and then crash. I tried all the suggestions at the website and
    from forums, but to no avail - and it was inconsistent, so obviously the
    complexity/type of images caused issues, not just the size.

    I also found it (the free one at least) annoying in that you basically
    have no control, so if you disagree with the way it has stitched, too bad.

    I moved over to PTgui and haven't looked back. A bit more work, but it
    seems to be able to do everything, and I can control the process in
    great detail...

    There's an unfinished (yes, I'm, lazy) sample here (non-linear!) already
    posted here several times:

    http://www.marktphoto.com/examples/pano5copy_smallcrop.jpg

    I'm still trying to find a good candidate for a linear. I'd like to get
    permission from Cityrail to wander along a particular stretch of the
    railway tracks, where there is a *very* long graffiti mural...
     
    Mark Thomas, Jul 15, 2008
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    I would question the 'no software is designed for' part. Surely this
    isn't a unique endeavor, and someone has attacked it via software.
    Considering what I have seen autostitch do, I would be very surprised if
    some software can't handle this requirement. Of course the user may not
    be able, or willing, to PAY for such software.....
     
    Ron Hunter, Jul 15, 2008
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    PeteD Guest

    I have had better success sometimes by doing stitches in sections rather
    than all at once.
     
    PeteD, Jul 15, 2008
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    Indigo Blue Guest

    Not to mention the very obvious barrel distortion present in all the
    pasted parts of Annika1980's "panorama". If you look at a smaller
    version of his work you'll see a visual wobble in the gutter line
    compared to the roof line which itself shows some pretty poor blending
    techniques.
     
    Indigo Blue, Jul 15, 2008
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    Jeff R. Guest

    LOL!

    Jack the Ripper criticises Christiaan Barnard for his knife-work.
     
    Jeff R., Jul 15, 2008
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    me Guest

    IIRC, Panavue Image Assembler had a specific option for something such as
    this.
     
    me, Jul 15, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    Indeed. here's Douglas' *much better* example:

    http://www.douglasjames.com.au/examples/4theidiots.htm

    As pointed out on the original demolition of this supposedly finished
    image, here I repeat a summary of the responses to Douglas' effort:

    Good feedback:

    (I can't find any..)


    Bad feedback (heavily edited):

    N - The evidence is clear, Doug. It can't be done by you.

    T - no where near a pano, there's bits missing

    X - Obvious to everone but D-mac. He thinks everyone is as dumb as him

    DJ - you seriously call that a decent "stepped out panorama"? ROFL.
    What happened to the front of the 2nd beach-house from the left?...
    Oops D-Mac, looks like you put your foot in it again.

    PD - not even any sort of attempt at stepping out at all, poor fake

    A - a quite poorly pieced together montage...not even close to being a
    panorama, stepped out or otherwise. It is rubbish. Another botched
    attempt for D-mac the liar.

    Mike - that.. architect built the second flat in the condo' a good 1.5
    m wider than the other flats.

    ONS - Is this (a) spot the mistakes puzzles from Take 5 magazine? The
    whole area around the 2 in 2008 is out of whack, steps missing...

    J - Why did you bother? To prove that stitching is something new to
    you?

    (There is much more, and I've modestly left all my comments out,
    including the observation that the final image CLEARLY INCLUDES IMAGE
    CONTENT NOT SHOWN IN THE SOURCE IMAGES. Another Douglas LIE.)
     
    Mark Thomas, Jul 15, 2008
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  19. Could you boys possibly let go of all this?
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 15, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    At least the grass didn't miraculously grow over the sidewalk.
     
    Annika1980, Jul 15, 2008
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