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Autopano Engine v2.6 RC 1

by AlexandreJ » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:45 am

Hi,

Just a short post for the RC1 release of Autopano Engine.
I'm quite happy with this release, because it's stabilize a lot of the efforts done in many areas : geometrical accuracy, blending quality, workflow, etc.

Beside a last minute bug on mac, quite all part should be really stable.

Main changes

NEW : new 'reload image' icon in layer editor
This is nice when drawing mask in photoshop. This simple button let you see the result in autopano directly ( it flushes the internal cache and reload all images or just the selected image ).
NEW : single stack detection
In a group, if you have several images, but all regrouped into a single stack, detection was not allowed. It is now possible to detect a panorama for such case, which is quite nice to do exposure fusion without the need of stitching.
IMPROVED : blending
New adjustements have been made into the multiband level handling resulting in a better color blend accross large uniform areas like sky.
You can try that on images with huge color exposure differences without color correction activated, it does work well ( try also to set the pyramid level to 0 which will smooth color differences to the max ).
IMPROVED : External software support
Support for Adobe Lightroom and Bridge has been improved ( UTF8 charset support, hundred of images support, etc)
IMPROVED : Extended Save As
Improved speed when using option move
FIX : Corrupted TIFF export
And a lot of fixes.

Warning :

- We found a late minute crash when using Exposure Fusion preview under Mac only. So don't use this feature yet on Mac. Normally, we should not put public a version with such hard crash, but we still decided to make it public as it fix many issues from beta 4. Mainly, we want to get some feedback about the blending adjustement done to see if it improves the quality of rendering.

Fixes :

- 0000965: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Image jump in editor - resolved.
- 0000931: [UI behavior] About the achor multiple selection - resolved.
- 0000956: [Import plugins] Lightroom and Bridge plugin import error (too much args) - resolved.
- 0000985: [Editor] Change lens Model in editor leads to crash - resolved.
- 0000984: [Editor] Ransac mode not well initialised in CP editor - resolved.
- 0000919: [Neurone ( optimisation )] On some panorama without exif, divergence in optimization - resolved.
- 0000917: [Neurone ( optimisation )] If no exif in image file, the preset fisheye is selected instead of strong - resolved.
- 0000900: [Performance] Free memory report in rendering seems wrong - resolved.
- 0000949: [Cortex ( rendu )] Bad bench times in Render description sheet - resolved.
- 0000958: [Shell Integration] Extended save As - resolved.
- 0000947: [Editor] Crop does not work if some images are unchecked - resolved.
- 0000944: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Color correction anchor changes - resolved.
- 0000943: [Editor] Layer and selection - resolved.
- 0000938: [Editor] Anchor edit issue in CPU mode - resolved.
- 0000933: [Image I/O] Corrupted color profile - resolved.
- 0000941: [Image I/O] TIF saving doesn't work anymore - resolved.
- 0000709: [Cortex ( rendu )] tiff writing really slow - resolved.
- 0000940: [Editor] Preview fusion is too slow - resolved.
- 0000939: [Cortex ( rendu )] Blending issue ? - resolved.
- 0000936: [UI behavior] density histogram display - resolved.
- 0000945: [Editor] Decimals in input focal length - resolved.
- 0000942: [Editor] Newly added image should be checked in layer editor by default - resolved.
- 0000930: [UI behavior] Fix in CSS for linux on dark theme - resolved.
- 0000932: [Shell Integration] Qt path under linux - resolved.
- 0000793: [Cortex ( rendu )] Embedded layer in rendering issue - closed.
- 0000911: [Shell Integration] Linux integration script issue - closed.
- 0000806: [Neurone ( optimisation )] Several detections on the same group succeed then failed - closed.
- 0000801: [Cortex ( rendu )] Can not save after editing - closed.
- 0000553: [Cortex ( rendu )] Rendering crash mac - closed.
- 0000946: [Test case] Editing a group of copied photos changes the originals - closed.

Download URL at the bottom of this page : http://www.kolor.com/download-autopano-panotour-panorama-virtual-tour-software.html

Take care

Alexandre

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by DrSlony » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:27 am

Alexandre and everyone else at Kolor: I am shocked, stunned and awed. This version is fast as lightning, the main preview appears almost instantly at a high resolution, the fusion preview is just great, and it runs well in Linux... THANK YOU AND WELL DONE!
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by AlexandreJ » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:32 pm

I love to read such feedback :) Thanks for trying this RC version.

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by Gr8Scot » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:14 am

Woo-hoo!!!!! I am excited to try it! Thanks for the update - and so fast to put it out!!


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