This is a list of features / improvements which could help in APG (not in priority order):
(removed): 1. Presets in the Image Property windows: I'm currently shooting with a manual lens and each time I'm importing my panos, I need to enter for each images various settings. As I'm using always the same setup, having a way to save and load presets would be a huge time saver... It can be extended to the Group parameters (different settings if I'm using my UGA or my fisheye for a spherical pano or other kind of panos)
Edit: doable with a double right click on the list of selected images on windows, or with Cmd+Click on Mac
2. Alternative horizon tool: having a bezier like curve which you draw over the current horizon (then it's a curve, not a line) and when validating the tool, AGP flatten the curve and then, align the panorama horizon.
3. having a way to lock an area of the panorama which is horizontal (then it can be move up/down to help the other part to be horizontal, but no angle changes)
4. Anti aliased lines for the horizon... It's almost impossible to be accurate with non anti aliased lines.
5. Switching from horizontal top nadir and zenith in editor view. We can do it manually approximately, but when you spent some time defining the horizon, I'm always afraid of losing this work by changing the position, which can be very useful to visualize the nadir and zenith stitching.
6. A panorama 360° preview. Something similar that we have in Panotour. I'm lucky to have a dedicated small tool to visualize my panoramas, but it requires me to render it first... it's so time consuming
7. An improvement of HDR support, when your loaded images are in HDR (I'm creating my HDR before importing them in AGP). Just having a setting to change in the image properties the exposure... Sometime it's very dark, I need to edit my sources in photoshop to compensate, just to see something for my edits in AGP.
8. A 32 bits PSD export. I would love to export my HDR panos (made from HDR images) as a PSB file with all my images as layer, like you can do in default PSD/PSB export... but in 32 bits...
9. A simple pano export in html5 / flash (just navigation, no interaction). Currently, it is require to buy Panotour (which I have...) just to do a simple export of a panorama, using another software, etc. If it's a license/product split which is the reason (which I perfectly understand), then adding this feature only if you own Panotour (plugin, bridge, I don't kow...)
10. Custom nadir image: being able to load an image (jpg, png, psd, hdr.. with transparency) which will be automatically put at the nadir with few option : size and rotation. Greate to cover when needed the tripod with your credits or something else.
11. Auto save of both image group and panoramas. I have a lot of crashes with AGP when saving because of the old nasty bugs when opening a system window to save/load, then it would prevent losing too much time by redoing the same task over and over
12. when doing a pano with a set of images and saving the project, if we replace the source with another set of images (the same, but let's say a different exposure), the resulting pano is different from the previous one on the blending of the images or on the anti ghost. If would be great to have a setting to keep the original computing and replying it. It would be really helpful to create individual exposure panos and then after, creating an HDR in a dedicated software. I know that we can use the stacks, but it's a nightmare to setup with a manual lens in you have 9 images with 9+ different exposures...
13. perhaps not a feature request.. but most of the time, my preview is perfect on the blending of the images (like on pavements, wires, but when doing the render, a lot of blending errors or miss alignments not visible on the preview.... Then it's not wysiwyg... no way to improve that?
And the most important...
- Please, a far more complete documentation... a lot of feature are just roughly explained or not at all... You have to search in the wiki, it's not always up to date, etc. I know it's a boring and long task (It's a part of my job...), but AGP deserve a decent documentation. I'm sure I could improve a lot my panoramas if I could be more aware of how some features are working. For me, it's currently the worst point about AGP (désolé, qui aime bien chatie bien
Thant's all for now
If I find some extra, I'll update my first post and post a message saying it has been updated.
Happy Panos !