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Trouble report 535

Images appear to be fisheye images when starting a panorama using semi-automatic or manual stitching

Versions affected

4.0

Description

This problem occurs sometimes when you start a new panorama with semi-automatic or manual stitching.  When you first enter Wizard 6/9 Place stitching points, the images are severely warped.  If you return to Wizard 3/9 Describe your camera, you see a very small value for focal length (for example, 1mm, 5mm, etc.).

This problem apparently occurs because the initial focal length setting is affected by the results of prior Wizard stitches.

Workaround

If you encounter this error, you may be able to work around it by following this procedure.  This procedure should be used only if you encounter this error when you initially enter Wizard 6/9 Place stitching points.  This procedure will discard any work done in the current stitching project.

  1. Use the New project Wizard command (File menu) to discard the current project and start a new one.  Answer No when asked if you want to save changes to the project.
  2. Re-import your images and advance to Wizard 3/9 Describe your camera.
  3. Remove the checkmark from the Automatically detect focal length checkbox.
  4. Enter 999 for the focal length.
  5. Re-select the Automatically detect focal length checkbox.
  6. Advance through the Wizard to stitch your panorama.

Status

Corrected in V4.1.  The Wizard has been corrected so that the initial image warping is no longer affected by the results of prior Wizard stitches.


Revised: December 01, 2005

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