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Autopano - External plugins - 370

     This documentation is for version 3.7.     

If you have installed external plugins during the Autopano Giga installation, it is now possible to import photos from the corresponding software to Autopano.
The concept is that modifications provided for each image are keeping from these image processing software to Autopano Giga.


Autopano Giga Lightroom plugin

This module allows you to export your photos from Adobe Lightroom to Autopano. You can process your photos from Lightroom and send them directly in Autopano Giga, it will create a corresponding group of images.


Export to Autopano

After you select your photos (2 minimum), you can export your photos:


Either via the main menu -> File/Export... Or via the contextual menu (right click on the photos) -> Export/Export...
main menu contextual menu


Click on Export... will open an exporting interface, containing several possibilities, including the setting to export to Autopano Giga:

exporting interface

Preset

Select Autopano Giga to access the export settings to Autopano Giga. The interface offers 2 types of export, in the list on the left:

  • JPG (export to jpeg format)
  • TIFF16 (export to tiff 16 bits format)


Settings

Regardless of the selected format, the interface provides a list of settings:

  • Export location : Lets choose the location where the photos to export will be copied.
  • File naming : Lets define the name of the files to export.
  • File settings : Lets define the format and its settings.
  • Image sizing : Allows to set the output size of the files to export.
  • Output sharpening : Lets set the files resolution.
  • Metadata : Allows to define the metadatas of the files.



Autopano Giga Aperture plugin

This module allows you to export your photos from Aperture to Autopano. You can process your photos from Aperture and send them directly in Autopano Giga, it will create a corresponding group of images.


Export to Autopano

After you select your photos (2 minimum), you can export your photos:

Either via the main menu -> File/Export/Autopano Or via the contextual menu (right click on the photos) -> Export/Autopano
main menu contextual menu


Setting

After selecting the option in one of the menus above (mani menu or contextual menu), a window opens, allowing to set the export.
You can set the file type to export, then their format and name.

Masters Versions


Export

The window propose 2 choices:

  • Masters :
    • These are the files in your Aperture library, where the latest changes applied ​​(if any) will not be considered.
    • Copies of the source files are then saved to the location of your choice, depending on the Export Name Format or the Custom Name defined.


  • Versions :
    • These are the files in your Aperture library, where the latest changes applied ​​will be taken into account.
    • Copies of the current state of the files will be saved to the location of your choice, depending on the Version preset and the Export Name Format or the Custom Name defined.


Export Name Format

Sets the syntax for naming files.

Export Name Format


Version preset

Sets the image format of working copies (Versions). To be used if the original files are in RAW format, to develop them before exporting to Autopano.

Version preset


Exporting folder selection

The last step is to define the folder where the photos will be exported (Masters or Versions, according to the selected parameters when setting).
A file browser opens and allows you to select a folder or create a new one.
The photos will be stored here and Autopano will create the corresponding group of images.


Exporting folder selection


Autopano Giga Bridge plugin

This module allows you to export your photos from Adobe Bridge to Autopano. You can process your photos from your Bridge library and send them directly in Autopano Giga, it will create a corresponding group of images.


Export to Autopano

After you select your photos (2 minimum), you can export your photos via the main menu: Tools/Autopano Giga/Stitch...

main menu


Direct Export; without any files changes

  • The files will be copied into a folder named Developed, created in the folder of the source images folder (original files).
  • The copied files will be identical to the original files (same format, same exif datas, same ICC profile... etc...).


Export after modifications

  • The files will be copied into a folder called Developed, created in the folder of the source images folder (original files).
  • The copied files correspond to the current state of the files in Bridge (changes taken into account).
  • The copied files will be converted to jpeg, whatever the format of the original files.



Picasa plugin

This module allows you to export your photos from Picasa to Autopano. You can process your photos from your Picasa library and send them directly in Autopano Giga, it will create a corresponding group of images.


Configuration

Before using this plugin, you must prior enabling it in Picasa via the main menu: Tools/Configure buttons...

Configure buttons


A window opens to configure the Picasa interface, to make the tools available in the lower part of the interface.
Autopano Giga is available but not yet defined. To activate it, simply click onAdd.
Autopano then moves through the list of the current buttons. It is also displayed and available in the lower part of the interface.

Before After


Export to Autopano

After you select your photos (2 minimum), click on the Autopano Giga button in the lower part of the interface to send your selection directly in Autopano Giga.

Interface after configuration








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