I've worked with spherical panoramas since today with only little problems.
Now I've tried to stitch a simple 3 photo vertical sequence but all my attempts produced very poor results.
I can't understand which projection is the best choice for such a "simple" task.
I guessed the planar projection was the best, and as a matter of fact it looks so, but it cause a large progressive stretch in the upper and lower section of the panorama (you can play a bit with the pitch angle setting to "center" the panorama, but stretch persists).
All others projections give unacceptable distortions in the upper and lower section of the resulting panorama.
Obviously some projections (spherical, cylindrical, little planet, mirror ball) are surely unfit for this goal, but, as I wrote, all the others seem not better in my newbie experience.
Paradoxically I get much better results with a "generic" (even though top level) software like Photoshop.
Which is your experience about this matter?
Thank you in advance for your attention.
Welcome to the forum...
If these three standard photo images were not shot using pano head then you will probably get a better result from something like Photoshop.
If you would like to make the image set available as ZIP file for download then I expect there will be people here who would be happy to take a look and do a trial stitch so as to be able to offer better advice.
Meanwhile here are links to some information about projection types:http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/ ... ting_Modeshttp://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutori ... ctions.htm