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Test sequence to view all Wizard panels

Use this page for instructions on displaying all of the Wizard panels and all variations of labeling on the panels.


Start The Panorama Factory application.  The first Wizard panel should appear.  If you have already started The Panorama Factory or if you have selected Next time use the Classic interface you may need to use the New project wizard command (File menu).

NOTE:  In V5, the Wizard "tips" (text displayed with the light-bulb icons) are shown only when the panel is floating (not docked).  If the Wizard panel is docked to the left, right, top or bottom of the screen, you must press the light-bulb button to see the "tips". These instructions assume that you are running with the Wizard panel docked.

The Wizard panels have three layouts--floating, horizontal (docked at top or bottom) and vertical (docked at left or right).  You should view each Wizard panel in all three configurations to be sure your strings look right.


Procedure 1 -- Test fully automatic stitching.

  1. 1/7 (or 1/9) - Import your images.  Press the light bulb button to see the tips.  Import two images and then click the Next> button.

  2. 2/7 (or 2/9) - Choose stitching method.  Press the light bulb button to see the tips.  Select Fully automatic and then click the Next> button.

  3. 3/7 - Describe your camera.  To see all variations of this panel, select each Camera type from the drop down list.  Press the light bulb button after each change to see the tips that are specific to the camera type.  The controls on the panel will also change as you change the camera type.

    Select Digital camera and then choose *** My camera is not in the list *** from the Make or Model drop down list to see a message box about what to do if your camera is not in The Panorama Factory's camera library.
     
    Choose Digital camera, and select Automatically detect focal length, Correct barrel distortion and Correct Brightness falloff.
     
    Click the Next> button.

  4. Step 4/7 - Control image quality.  Press the light bulb button to see the tips.  Select all check boxes and click the Next> button.

  5. Step 5/7 - Select panorama type.  Press the light bulb button to see the tips.  Select each Output format from the dropdown list.  Choose Image file only.  Click the Next> button.

  6. Step 6/7 - Create your panorama.  Press the light bulb button to see the tips.  Choose Prepare image for printing and then choose Prepare image for internet display.  The resolution and size controls will change as you change the option.
     
    Click the Next> button and observe the Wizard progress panel.
     
    Progress messages (the section starting with string 200) are shown in the title line.

  7. Step 7/7 - Save and print your panorama.  Press the light bulb button to see the tips.  Click the Next> button.

  8. Learn more about....  Press the light bulb button to see the tips.  Click the Done button.


Procedure 2 -- Test semi-automatic and manual photo stitching.

  1. 1/9 (or 1/7) - Import your images.  You have already tested this Wizard panel in Procedure 1. Import two images and then click the Next> button.

  2. 2/9 (or 2/7) - Choose stitching method.  Select Semi-automatic and then click the Next> button.

  3. 3/9 - Describe your camera.  You have already tested this Wizard panel in Procedure 1. Choose Digital camera, and select Automatically detect focal length, Correct barrel distortion and Correct Brightness falloff.
     
    Click the Next> button.

  4. Step 4/9 - Control image quality.  You have already tested this Wizard panel in Procedure 1.  Select all check boxes and click the Next> button.

  5. Step 5/9 - Select panorama type.  You have already tested this Wizard panel in Procedure 1.  Choose Image file only.  Click the Next> button.

  6. Step 6/9 - Place stitching points (semi-automatic stitching).  Press the light bulb button to see the tips for semi-automatic stitching.  Place 5 stitching points in corresponding positions on the pair of images.  Click the Next> button.

  7. Step 7/9 - Preview at low resolution (semi-automatic stitching).  Press the light bulb button to see the tips for semi-automatic stitching.  Click the Back> button.

  8. Step 6/9 - Place stitching points (manual stitching).  De-select the checkbox labeled Rotate all images the same amount. Press the light bulb button to see the tips for manual stitching.  Click the Next> button.

  9. Step 7/9 - Preview at low resolution (manual stitching).  Press the light bulb button to see the tips for manual stitching.

  10. You do not need to test Step 8/9 and Step 9/9.  These are the same as Step 6/7 and Step 7/7 for fully automatic stitching.


Procedure 3 -- Test manual document stitching.

  1. 1/7 (or 1/9) - Import your images.  You have already tested this Wizard panel in Procedure 1. Import two images and then click the Next> button.

  2. 2/7 (or 2/9) - Choose stitching method.  Select Manul under Document stitching and then click the Next> button.

    (The "describe your camera" step does not apply to document stitching.)

  3. Step 3/7 - Control image qualityYou have already tested this Wizard panel in Procedure 1.  Select all check boxes and click the Next> button.

    (The "select panorama type" step does not apply to document stitching.)

  4. Step 4/7 - Place stitching points (manual document stitching).  Press the light bulb button to see the tips for manual document stitching.  Place 2 stitching points in corresponding positions on the pair of images.  Click the Next> button.

  5. Step 5/7 - Preview at low resolution (manual document stitching).  Press the light bulb button to see the tips for manual document stitching.

  6. You do not need to test Step 6/7 and Step 7/7.  These are the same as Step 6/7 and Step 7/7 for fully automatic stitching.


Revised: February 01, 2008

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