Multiple TIFF image format provides for storing a stitched panorama where each original image is in its own TIFF image file. After saving a panorama in Multiple TIFF format, you use an external blending program such as Enblend or Smartblend to blend the layers into a finished panorama. The Panorama Factory includes powerful built-in blending tools, but some users may feel that external blending software produces better results under some circumstances.
When you enter a file name on the Save Image As dialog box, The Panorama Factory appends “_01.tiff”, “_02.tiff”, etc. to create the actual output file names for the individual layer files.
The PSD export filter can be applied only to stitched images and crops of stitched images. The Panorama Factory creates a TIFF image file for each original image. If you have cropped the panorama, some portions of original images may fall outside the cropping bounds. In this case, the boundaries of the image files are set to The Panorama Factory’s cropping bounds.
You can use options on Multiple TIFF settings dialog box to control whether The Panorama Factory’s own layer blending is applied before saving the TIFF files. Normally, if you are using external blending software you would disable The Panorama Factory’s blending.
Using other options on the Multiple TIFF settings dialog box you may also choose to crop the individual layers images or leave them uncropped. If you leave them uncropped, the parts that fall outside The Panorama Factory’s cropping bounds are written to the TIFF files. This means you can crop the finished image with an external program. Cropping individual layer images reduces the size of the TIFF files, but it limits your ability to edit the overall cropping in Photoshop.