One thing which would be really useful, is a way to fill the black areas of a pano, originating from a missing picture. I'm sure you know the effect: you shoot something, and because of the projection or not 100% horizontal shooting, you are missing a piece of the blue sky. Or in a spherical pano, you forgot to shoot the zenith or nadir (because, well, they were quite uninteresting). So a boring piece of the Pano is missing, but you still need it to complete the picture.
Now, I solve this with Photoshop, and a clone stamp or it's almost magic "content aware fill". It's really powerful. But why not implement this directly into Autopano ? Would be really nice ! Some sort of automatic content aware fill for the missing regions.
Of course, this may create problems in Gigapanos. I suspect this operation would be quite CPU / Memory intensive. But perhaps there is a way ? Or perhaps Kolor should not reject some methods because they don't work in Giga - there are still lots of people out there doing Panos with 3-10 pictures...
Photoshop is a pixel-based application: a dedicated image
-editor . . and uses different strategies. APG is not a dedicated image-editor. Besides i guess Kolor would need to pay for the feature - IF Adobe would license it at all.
I prefer to have a clear seperation of tools for stitching and image-editing. No single tool can combine it all in excellent quality. *If* there were such an allrounder: i guess it would be hardly
possible to get grip to all the features for being able to handle them equally well . .