APG 2.5 RC - Windows 32
A/ After having performed the optimisation of a 24 image spherical panorama, I got a satisfactory result with an RMS error of 1.86. I saved the pano file, performed a complete rendering and was also very happy with the final result.
B/ Now, as there was a remaining ghost in the panorama, I modified the ghost related image in gimp (create alpha channel; then erase related pixel in image) and saved it as a .png file.
C/ I edited the .pano file with wordpad to replace the name of the modified imagexx.tif by imagexx.png
D/ Then I restarted APG and loaded the modified .pano file. The issue is that, at pano loading, APG optimises the panorama ! So, the good result achieved in step A/ above desappeared and I got a very bad rms, unable to recover the good score even after several trials.
E/ I tried again with imagexx.png set back to imagexx.tif (in order to come back to the originally saved .pano file); but, anyhow, APG feels it necessary to optimise the panorama; and the achieved RMS is again much worse than in A/. It is also "funny" to note that at each new loading of the .pano file a different RMS is calculated (2.52, 3.85, 4.47, 3.55, see screen capture).
>> I have not dreamed of a good RMS: the .pano file records the figure of 1.86 that I had reached just before saving !
>> May I say that I feel very angry with this behaviour ! APG definitively shall not re-optimise the panorama at loading !!! Otherwise it is useless to spend hours optimising a panorama and at the end have all this work ruined in a few seconds ! Furthermore, additional ghost removal as may be sometime necessary will not be possible anymore if optimisation is restarted at each pano loading.
Please, please, please : make a quick correction of this bug ! Otherwise I do not see how I can continue to work !!! I could live with and overcome the bugs in beta1 and beta2; but this issue is really at the heart of my process with APG and I do not see how I could overcome it....
Anyhow, happy new year to the Kolor team, very efficient and very professional, I must say.. despite my anger of the day !
Nikon D5100 (formerly Nikon D60) - Sigma 10-20 - 24 shots Panoramas in 3 raws
Windows 32 bits - APG
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