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FAVRE Daniel
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 2:39 am:   Edit PostDelete Post

I made a panorama (360 degrees) but I must make some modifying with photoshop.
Is it possible to modify the final image with PS and then reimporting it in the project.
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John Strait
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 10:03 am:   Edit PostDelete Post

The Panorama Factory V3 adds features that make it possible to export the final image, process it and then reimport it.

Here are step-by-step instructions.

1. Save the image from The Panorama Factory. I recommend using BMP or TIF rather than JPG to retain the image quality (JPG compression introduces some image artifacts).

2. Before leaving The Panorama Factory, exit the Wizard, right-click the thumbnail for the cropped image and select the Properties command. Write down the HFOV value and note whether Spherical or Cylindrical is selected (it should be Cylindrical for QTVR and Spherical for PTViewer). You'll need these settings later.

3. Use Photoshop to adjust the image and save as BMP or TIF.

4. Restart The Panorama Factory and dismiss the Wizard. You'll be using menu commands (the Classic interface).

5. Import the adjusted image back into The Panorama Factory with the Import command (File menu).

6. Right-click the image and choose the Properties command. Click "This is a panoramic image" and then enter the HFOV value and select either Spherical or Cylindrical. The VFOV value will be computed automatically.

7. Double-click the thumbnail for the image and use the Save as command (File menu) to save the image to your chosen format (QTVR, PTViewer, etc).


Image Quality Note: When a panorama is saved to QTVR, the horizontal dimension of the image must be a multiple of 96. If it is not a multiple of 96, The Panorama Factory will resize it automatically. This resizing may affect image quality if it is done as an additional step (after importing in step 5 above). You can avoid this resizing by making sure the panorama you save after stitching (in step 3 above) is a multiple of 96 in width in the first place. (This issue does not affect QTVR panoramas saved from the stitching project because The Panorama Factory can adjust the size of the "cropped" or "resized" image to be a multiple of 96 without introducing an extra image processing step.)

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