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The conventional wisdom is to do sharpening last because you have to sharpen after you resize the image for print/web.

However, there is some discussion that you should do a preliminary sharpening also, especially when converting from RAW.
by hankkarl
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Stitching HDR pano Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

The owner of that "tacky environment" has open air cinemas around the world - even in Melbourne and Sidney :cool: . . http://www.cinerent.ch/pages/index.php and it´s everything else but "tacky". Look at Basel, Bern and Zuerich to see how they integrated our panoramas. More are to follow - "tacky" ...
by hankkarl
Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Lense hoods on Fisheyes
Replies: 13
Views: 2714

Just use the center point tool.
by hankkarl
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Center Point
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Hi Klaus, You say 7 to 9 steps--is this 1 Ev apart? And sometimes its nice to put a remote strobe in an alcove or another room. Imagine you shoot a living room with a hallway that you see at an angle (you don't see all the way down it, just a couple of meters of one side of it). Sometimes putting a ...
by hankkarl
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Autopano - Bugs & discussion
Topic: Indoor 360° pano advice needed...
Replies: 15
Views: 3465

Another technique is to use a monopod (or a stick, etc), hold the camera on top of it at what you think the NPP is, and try and keep the monopod straight.

My cellphone is about 1/4" or 3/8" of an inch thick, so finding about where the NPP is is not a problem.
by hankkarl
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Advice for pano settings - photos from compact/phone cameras
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Just one Tesla board ought to do it :)
by hankkarl
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Usage of GPU acceleration for rendering
Replies: 37
Views: 7386

I thin Georges is talking about the fusion built into APG, not about Photomatix
by hankkarl
Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:00 am
 
Forum: Autopano - Bugs & discussion
Topic: Indoor 360° pano advice needed...
Replies: 15
Views: 3465

AlexandreJ wrote:The group size modification is officially planned in 2.5.2 with a new light grey skin ( more like aperture than lightroom ) and also with generic matrice plugin.
That's the current devplan if nothing hits us with too strong requirement.

Will it be 18% grey (eg halfway between white and black?)
by hankkarl
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: Ability to resize Groups panes
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

The focal estimation is really a hard job when having partial panorama. A small variation of focal doesn't affect at all the RMS. The optimizer really needs a large variation of the focal to see that in the focal dimension, it reached an optimum. In practice, the result of that is some variation of...
by hankkarl
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Focal length changes between photo and panorama
Replies: 25
Views: 5969

Are you using a panohead and have you set up the NPP correctly? APP has to guess at the lens length, and if the NPP of the lens moves, then APP may guess a different focal length. Imagine shooting an arc of a circle. APP assumes the size of the circle, and that the NPP is at the center of the circle...
by hankkarl
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Focal length changes between photo and panorama
Replies: 25
Views: 5969

I think that the right side of the white building in the middle is larger than the left side. The front of the roof matches, the back does not. You can try: putting a bunch of CPs on both the front and the rear of the roof (and enabling lens distortion) and also try resizing the image by using the m...
by hankkarl
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Needing some help on control points
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Sometimes cylindrical is better than rectilinear. Did you try it?
by hankkarl
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Autopano - Bugs & discussion
Topic: [APP 2.5.0 64bits, Win 7] problem with rectilinear projection
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Adam, you've been registered on this forum for over two years, and made over 200 posts. Yet you're asking a very basic question. I suggest that you RTFM http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Autopano_Giga_2.5_-_Panorama_Editor_-_Geometry_Correction#Vanishing_point http://www.autopano.net/wiki-...
by hankkarl
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Autopano - Bugs & discussion
Topic: Comparison PTgui vs APP
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

One issue that made me shoot from left to right is that pattern tightens the head on the tripod, if you go the other way, you could loosen it. And I go left to right, then up and down because my panohead has click stops in the yaw direction, where pitch is an infinity adjustable (ie non-repeatable) ...
by hankkarl
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: shooting sequence
Replies: 14
Views: 2699

If its not too much trouble, how about an ebook format also?
by hankkarl
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:21 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: How to learn about new features in version 2.5
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Hi Klaus, This is a problem for me also. Sometimes a bad link will cause APP to pick a bad focal length (over 2x or under 1/2 of what it should be) and there's no way that I've found to correct it. My many posts on "closing the circle" (ie telling APP that the pano should be circular or spherical) d...
by hankkarl
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: This is VERY angry!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

The RAM speed and technology could also contribute to the overall speed of the pano. Its not just the clock speed, but the number of wait-states, how the memory is configured (shared between processors or dedicated to one processor) etc can make a difference. Note that to get 16 threads, you need at...
by hankkarl
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: APG 2.5 Hardware Requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 4236

Smartblend just covers up errors. If you have too much of an error, or too many errors, it doesn't do a good job.

Using Smartblend to cover a big error is like putting lipstick on a pig.
by hankkarl
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: 2.5 Blending hillarious
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

OK, so we need more overlap to reduce vignetting. But we need less overlap to get a better stitch.

I think we need a way to specify where APP should look for CPs. see http://www.autopano.net/forum/t11003-overlap-minimizer
by hankkarl
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: New engine, Blue skies....
Replies: 46
Views: 7312

Yes, but you may have to do some erasing in Photoshop.
by hankkarl
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:36 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Moving Picture
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

To Alexandre: Thanks for the reply - Would an upgrade of my conf. from 2 to 4 Gbytes (it seems that Win 32 will not be able to handle more than 3 Gbytes) resolve the problem ? . There's still an issue in that some PCs won't let you use the 3GB setting, so you still are limited to 2GB in any applica...
by hankkarl
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Autopano - Bugs & discussion
Topic: APG instability
Replies: 16
Views: 2834

Have you tried a spherical projection? (or mercator?)
by hankkarl
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:35 am
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: Request for buildings/structure projections for nice perspective.
Replies: 21
Views: 6420

If you shoot RAW, you can set the AWB to whatever you want if you use a RAW converter other than APPs. (Do I mis-remember, or was there some way to change the default parameters of the RAW converter APP uses?). Very often, AWB works fine for me outdoors. Indoors, with mixed lighting, depending on th...
by hankkarl
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: how to avoid wrong color temerature
Replies: 14
Views: 3175

Use the CP editor and make sure all your links are good.
by hankkarl
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Small errors and misalignment in my panoramas
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

We need a way to tell APP to recalculate the focal lenths (perhaps even reset them from the EXIF data). Sometimes a bad link or missing link will cause a big error.
by hankkarl
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Force panorama to NOT be 360
Replies: 6
Views: 1494
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