Panoramics, PTGui (and maybe PS) color correction?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by gaikokujinkyofusho, May 28, 2006.

  1. Hi, i tried out an older version of PTGui, liked it and finally got
    around to getting it. Almost everything is great with this (newer)
    version (v5.8.1) but something seemed missing, it dawned on me, this
    version doesn't seem to have the "color correction" option?!

    Am i just missing this option buried in a menu or is there now a better
    way to make the color/contrast/brightness about the same across all the
    pictures? I thought that maybe i could just output it to a .psd and
    then use match color to balance the different pictures but it seems
    that enblend doesn't "blend" the layers, only the final product layer.

    Any help suggestions (other than all the manual settings i should be
    able to set on my camera [at the moment i have a fairly
    non-full-featured point and shoot]) would really be appreciated!

    Cheers

    -Gaiko
     
    gaikokujinkyofusho, May 28, 2006
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    Hebee Jeebes Guest

    It can only do so much. If your images exposures are really far apart it as
    I said can only do so much. You can use plug-ins with it so trying something
    like emblend or maybe its enblend.

    Your best bet to no have this problem is to set your camera of full auto and
    take a reading of the most neutral lighted part of the scene (nothing really
    dark, nothing really bright), make a note of the shutter and aperture the
    camera indicates and then switch to manual mode and set those numbers. Then
    shoot all of your images for the panorama will be evenly lit.

    R
     
    Hebee Jeebes, May 28, 2006
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  3. With others panoramatools-based apps, it is achieved via enblend
    http://enblend.sourceforge.net/ but that does not seem implemented in
    PTGui? Enblend can also work on a multi-TIFF output.

    Alternatively, have a look at hugin http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ or
    PTAssembler http://www.tawbaware.com/ptasmblr.htm if you need those...
     
    nikojorj_jaimepaslapub, May 28, 2006
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  4. Ok, i figured it out. For future reference all of those options are
    still there but #1 only if you install PanoramaTools and only if you
    select panoramastitcher in the "create panorama" tab. Apparently things
    like color corection and morph-to-fit were not native PTGui options.
     
    gaikokujinkyofusho, May 28, 2006
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    Hebee Jeebes Guest

    PTGui can use enblend. It works as a plug-in and simply needs to be setup in
    the preferences section. Simple and easy.

    R
     
    Hebee Jeebes, May 29, 2006
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  6. Yep, I had installed that thinking i needed it but turns out that in
    the newer versions PTGui can do that itself, not only that but with the
    default settings PTGui seems to do a better job (though i did not try
    modifying the enblend settings/options, so maybe with some tweaking
    enblend would be better).
     
    gaikokujinkyofusho, May 29, 2006
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    Try to solve the exposure issues before the stitching for best results.
     
    Rudy Benner, May 29, 2006
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