As you work on your stitching project you may find that you want to modify one of the images in your panorama. For example, after cropping and sharpening, you might want to recrop the image differently. You don’t need to start over and repeat all the work you’ve done. The Panorama Factory’s projects allow you to modify the settings of any particular image processing step, even those that were followed by other steps. Then the derived images can be recalculated automatically, based upon the modified image.
When you approve a modification to an image, The Panorama Factory marks the derived images as out of date. To indicate that an image is out of date, The Panorama Factory displays a gray rectangle in place of the thumbnail. An underlined ? is shown in the center of the thumbnail. When you’re ready to recalculate the derived image, either double-click the image or select the image and use the Show image command (Image menu).
With the exception of stitched images, to change the image you select its thumbnail and use the Show source command (Image menu). This command displays the dialog box that was used to create the image. You can modify the settings and approve the changes.
Stitched images are more complex and there are many more ways to modify them. Here are some of the ways to modify your stitched image:
When you approve the change to the dialog box, The Panorama Factory will prompt you to restitch the panorama. If you’re planning to make changes to several dialogs, you may choose to delay restitching until you have made all the changes.
These editing operations are also discussed in more depth in Chapter 6, “Correcting stitching problems.”