Step B -- Stitch the remaining rows
In this step, you stitch the remaining rows of images into horizontal
panoramas that are parallel to the first row. If all goes well, these rows will match the spherical coordinate system of the
first row. Repeat these steps for all of the rows.
Show imported images command (View
menu) to display the imported thumbnails in the lower pane.
Select the thumbnails for the row and
Stitch with the
Wizard command (New image menu).
This time, remove the checkmark from
Automatically detect focal length and then choose I am certain of
the focal length on
Wizard 3/9. This guarantees all rows are stitched with the same focal
length setting (the first stitch sets the Wizard value to the detected
Wizard 6/9 and place stitching points on one image pair as you did for
the first row. As before, I recommend this procedure for placing
points on one image pair. I recommend using distant points and/or points all
in the same plane.
After placing 5 points, you should get a dot in
the Images list.
Once you have the image dot, go back to each stitching point in
turn and examine them at large zoom scale (400% or 500%). Adjust the
stitching points so that they match well on the two images.
probably sufficient to place stitching points on just one image pair
because you are using Semi-automatic photo stitching.
The warped images will be wider on the top or
the bottom, depending upon whether the row is above or below the center,
making a keystone shape for smaller tilt angles or a mushroom shape for
larger tilt angles. This is normal.
The degree of keystoning or mushrooming will depend upon the tilt angle you used for the
Examine the preview image to be sure the stitch is accurate. If it
is not accurate, return to
Wizard 6/9 to adjust stitching points or add new stitching points to
other image pairs.
Examine the preview image to be sure the stitch is accurate.
Wizard 9/9 to complete the stitch and click Done to exit the Wizard.
At this point, you should have a stitched thumbnail and a cropped
thumbnail for each row in the upper pane. The most recent cropped
image should appear in the lower pane.
FOR THE BOTTOM ROW ONLY:
When you stitch the bottom row (if it was not the first row you stitched),
Panoramic properties command (Image
menu). Write down the Below value from Vertical field of view (degrees)
Panoramic image properties dialog box. We'll need this value
in a later step. We'll refer to it as StepAB_Below.
Click Cancel to close the
Panoramic image properties dialog box.
Advance to Step C -- Rotate
the three cropped images 90 degrees clockwise
Back to Step A -- Stitch the
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