Artisan S. wrote:
What I meant was, I don't edit the cubefaces of the final panorama....I create them using sphere to cube droplet, edit those specially created cubefaces, then stick the #### together and reedit the resulting equirecti.....
ThatÂ´s what i do also. I make cubefaces using the droplet, edit the Nadir face and use the other droplet to make them equirectangular again. I sugget to keep on TIF level instead of JPG.
The whole pocedure takes less time than shooting an extra Nadir - having a straight downlook - and stitch it in.
In some cases it can be useful to retouch in another one of the cubefaces - but *never* do it close to the border!
In the case you *really need* to shoot a Nadir: put the head on a sturdy ball-head and tilt it 90° to shoot straight down - pull the tripod aside and up for matching the
point the camera was before while shooting the sphere.
But i do that only when there are extraordinarily complex patterns on the ground.