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batch processing

PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:46 pm
by baidarkabob

I am looking for advice on how to fully utilise APP ability to automatically stitch several panos that are located in a single folder.

Typically I shoot a few hundred photos per day when I am working and the ratio is 70/30 as far as panos vs single frames. When I direct APP to the folder and ask it to stitch all the panos it does not do a very good job of auto-detecting what are panos and what are not. I have experimented with the settings a bit and made some improvements but not as much as I would like. What settings would you advise for automating panostitching from a folder of mixed pano and single frame shots?

Thank you.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:04 pm
by AlexandreJ
I would play with the group creation parameters first : average number of picture in the panorama and timelapse delay.
This will change the way groups are isolated and helps to batch detect a folder a lot.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:44 am
by tived
I sort my pano's into separate folders, so I know what I have in each and that I have everything. I then check sub-folders/directories and it will work its magic through it.
obviously following Alexandre's suggestions and you can not go wrong!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:16 pm
by baidarkabob
Thanks for the feedback.

I am trying to avoid separating the images into subfolders if I can.

I have played around with the detection settings and have been able to get better results by restricting my timelapse but I am still seeing the program try to create panos from single images or small groups of images that are clearly not panos. I have my detection quality set to high, layout free and all stacks for detection.

I would appreciate any more advice you can offer - for example, what is necessary to do to exclude single images from auto detection? Another - is there a way to exclude raw images from auto-detection?


PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:32 pm
by leedsjoe
I mention, because it might help here, that RC2 contains a new facility to split a group.

Way it works is to click to do a right-click on the first image of a second pano. There is a new action 'Split group here'.

The highlighted image and all the other images beyond it will be moved to a new group.

Of course, if the new group contains more than one pano, the process can be repeated.

Note: I work with Windows only but take it the action will be the same for other OS.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:31 am
by tived
Thanks leedjoe,

i learnt something new today :-)