panorama software,virtual tour software
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2008-08-05
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Hi realtor jerry,

Thanks for visiting my tour.
About the shadows and highlight issues, i consider to buy another lens, like 8mm or so.
Im using Canon original 18-55 (at 18mm), that takes me about 50 photos to stitch. Doing HDR with 150 images and be perfectly edited on the 3 sets of images is a hard job. I do lots of photoshop editing after the stitching, hardly on the nadir and zenith. Doing exactly the same editing in the +1, 0 -1 sets will be frustrating

Youre not the first that talks about the play button. ill work on it today.

About the scroll bars... youre talking about the thumbnail one?
Its really sad to have so bad functional scroll bars on TW.
But.. to change that, i would have to change almost the whole layout.

Thanks VERY MUCH for your comments!!
They were great to improve on a second chance! :)


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2008-08-05
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Hi, Daniel! I understand what you mean with doing HDR with 150 images. It is for sure a huge work. But regarding the editing, you do not have to do it 3 times. Merge the set of images and then stitch.

Regards, Martin


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I agree with Martin. If you merge the 3 sets before Photoshop you can take care of the highlights and shadows in the merge process. I use Photomatix but here is a free program but I have not had much luck with it. http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/about.php
Not being very computer savy I have better luck with Photomatix. If you purchase Photomatix you can get a discount here.


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2008-08-06
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Hi Martin and realtor jerry,

You mean to merge 50 photos before the stitching process?
Is there a batch process?
Does it function well enough?

Just dreaming about having to stitch just 6 or 8.
My camera thanks me the whole bunk of pictures I won't take :)

Let's go one day after the other :)

THANK YOU the time to help me!!!


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Daniel, what I do is take 6+T in brackets of 5. So that gives me 35 images. I will stitch each of the 5 sets and then merge in Photomatix and work on the highlights and shadows (in Photomatix). From there I take it into Photoshop to do my "fine tuning". If I need to cube it I use this free plugin, it's very simple to use "after you read the instructions". Then I go back into Panoweaver and insert the tripod caps, 1 with the clients advertisement and 1 with my advertisement. I then put together my tour in Tourweaver using the scenes with the clients advertisement and all I have to do is replace the scenes with the ones that have my advertisement. When doing real estate I provide a branded and unbranded tour. Takes maybe 30 min. to switch them.
Hope this helps, if you have more questions just fire away.

Don't know what stitching program you are using so I don't know if it has a batch stitching process. However most programs do.


Nikon D300, D3s, Nikon 10.5 lens, RingT105N+Footplate+MrotatorTCPs, Giottos MT9261 Tripod, Manfrotto 410 Jr geared head.

If you know the "secret" then everyday is a good day!