These checkboxes control whether or not to copy imported images to the destination directory when saving the project. The Project checkbox controls images written during normal saves and the Archive checkbox controls images written during archival saves. If the checkbox is unchecked, The Panorama Factory saves only the filenames of imported images in the project. In this case you must not delete the imported image files.
These checkboxes control which .tiff or .bmp images are written to disk when you save the project. The column of checkboxes titled Project controls which images are written during normal saves and the column titled Archive controls which images are written during archival saves.
Trimmed — Images trimmed from the imported images using one of the trimming tools.
Warped — Images warped according to the focal length of the camera as a preprocessing step before stitching the panoramic image.
Stitched — The stitched panoramic image.
Cropped — Images produced with the cropping tool.
Enhanced — Images produced with the image enhancement tool.
Resized — Images produced with the image scaling tool.
Thumbnail — Small images displayed in the imported thumbnails and computed thumbnails panes.
space, quality trade-offs
These checkboxes control performance versus quality trade-offs. Generally, increased quality costs either time or space. For all of these options, leaving the option unselected is the most conservative of RAM at the expense of either speed or quality or both.
all images in memory
Selecting this checkbox causes The Panorama Factory to retain all images in memory, even if they are not required for the current command. Leaving this option unselected causes The Panorama Factory to write inactive images to disk files which improves your ability to create large panoramas at the expense of input/output time.
Selecting this checkbox causes The Panorama Factory to represent images with 45 bits per pixels (15 bits each for red, green and blue). This increases image quality at the expense of RAM and disk usage. Leaving this option unselected causes The Panorama Factory to represent images with 24 bits per pixel (8 bits each for red, green and blue). This improves your ability to create large panoramas at the expense of image quality. The Panorama Factory automatically selects this checkbox if the first imported image has more than 24 bits per pixel.
Selecting this checkbox allows the use of The Panorama Factory’s color balancing tool. This tool is normally used when working from scanned negatives, slides or prints. It causes The Panorama Factory to use 45 bits per pixel for imported images. It is always selected when Use 45-bit pixels is selected. Leaving this option unselected saves memory and disk space but prevents you from making changes in the color balance. This improves your ability to create large panoramas at the expense of color quality.
Select a profile from this dropdown list to load all settings that apply to the current tool dialog box.
settings to a profile...
Select this button to activate the Save settings to a profile dialog box. You can save the current settings to an existing profile or create a new profile to hold the settings.