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How to select a specific image in masking tool?

by j_h_w » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:26 pm

Hello,
when marking objects with the masking tool,
I found, that normally the different part images are automatically activated by moving the cursor within the pano and touching the related image's area.
In my case the object is located in a part image, that is completely overlapped by others, and I can't get it 'selected' for placing the green cross,
neither moving the cursor left to right nor vice versa, etc..
In detail: the object is part of a landscape image in near central position, overlapped & surrounded by portrait images.
It was perfectly stitched, that is not the problem. But only this image shows the object I want to be included.
So, is there a way to explicitly select a part image for masking?

(I bypassed the problem by incrementally removing images, until I could select the image with the requested object, thereby however loosing other objects of interest.
Finally I created 2 different panos of the scene, each one with a subset of objects, and merged them in Photoshop to the complete object set.
But it would be much easier to do it all within one tool)
Thank you in advance.

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by mediavets » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:43 pm

Welcome to the forum...

I seem to recall that the mouse wheel will bring to the fore overlapped images?

Ah yes, see: http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Autopano_Giga_-_Panorama_Editor_-_Images_mode
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by gkaefer » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:46 pm

the masking tool only can work on Areas with overlapping Images.
masking an object in an area which isnt covered by any other Images will not work.

your Problem: Scrolling through the overlapping Images is simply done by using the middle mouse scoll wheel...

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by alexojeda » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:59 am

Hi,

Im having the following issue: i have several images, two of them overlap, one has a tractor with nobody in it, the other has the same tractor same position, but with three persons on it. I want to keep the persons on the pano, but the pano keeps excluding them. I marked them with the laters green cross, then the stack green cross, than the red cross for the empty tractor and a variety of different ways with the same result: final pano, theres no people on the tractor. Am I doing something wrong? How's this done?

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by mediavets » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:03 am

You can only mask in/out areas of images that overlap, that appear in both images.

Is this the case in your example?
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by alexojeda » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:07 am

Hi, Andrew,

Yes, it is the case. They overlap completely. The truck wasnt moving at all. Somehow I managed to do it in a different pano, (my first tome using this tool), but couldnt with this other pano. I might be using it incorrectly. Not sure.
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by HansKeesom » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:33 am

use the thin green marker to mark the people. Then use the thin red marker in that position for all other photos and place the red markers on the same position as the green ones. Switch photos using the arrow left and right key.
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