Panoramics, PTGui (and maybe PS) color correction?

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gaikokujinkyofusho
May 28, 2006
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Hi, i tried out an older version of PTGui, liked it and finally got around to getting it. Almost everything is great with this (newer) version (v5.8.1) but something seemed missing, it dawned on me, this version doesn’t seem to have the "color correction" option?!

Am i just missing this option buried in a menu or is there now a better way to make the color/contrast/brightness about the same across all the pictures? I thought that maybe i could just output it to a .psd and then use match color to balance the different pictures but it seems that enblend doesn’t "blend" the layers, only the final product layer.

Any help suggestions (other than all the manual settings i should be able to set on my camera [at the moment i have a fairly
non-full-featured point and shoot]) would really be appreciated!

Cheers

-Gaiko

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Roberto
May 28, 2006
It can only do so much. If your images exposures are really far apart it as I said can only do so much. You can use plug-ins with it so trying something like emblend or maybe its enblend.

Your best bet to no have this problem is to set your camera of full auto and take a reading of the most neutral lighted part of the scene (nothing really dark, nothing really bright), make a note of the shutter and aperture the camera indicates and then switch to manual mode and set those numbers. Then shoot all of your images for the panorama will be evenly lit.

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nikojorj_jaimepaslapub
May 28, 2006
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Hi, i tried out an older version of PTGui, liked it and finally got around to getting it. Almost everything is great with this (newer) version (v5.8.1) but something seemed missing, it dawned on me, this version doesn’t seem to have the "color correction" option?!

With others panoramatools-based apps, it is achieved via enblend http://enblend.sourceforge.net/ but that does not seem implemented in PTGui? Enblend can also work on a multi-TIFF output.

Alternatively, have a look at hugin http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ or PTAssembler http://www.tawbaware.com/ptasmblr.htm if you need those…
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gaikokujinkyofusho
May 28, 2006
Ok, i figured it out. For future reference all of those options are still there but #1 only if you install PanoramaTools and only if you select panoramastitcher in the "create panorama" tab. Apparently things like color corection and morph-to-fit were not native PTGui options.
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Roberto
May 29, 2006
PTGui can use enblend. It works as a plug-in and simply needs to be setup in the preferences section. Simple and easy.

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gaikokujinkyofusho
May 29, 2006
Hebee Jeebes wrote:
PTGui can use enblend. It works as a plug-in and simply needs to be setup in the preferences section. Simple and easy.

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Yep, I had installed that thinking i needed it but turns out that in the newer versions PTGui can do that itself, not only that but with the default settings PTGui seems to do a better job (though i did not try modifying the enblend settings/options, so maybe with some tweaking enblend would be better).
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Rudy Benner
May 29, 2006
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Hebee Jeebes wrote:
PTGui can use enblend. It works as a plug-in and simply needs to be setup in
the preferences section. Simple and easy.

R

Yep, I had installed that thinking i needed it but turns out that in the newer versions PTGui can do that itself, not only that but with the default settings PTGui seems to do a better job (though i did not try modifying the enblend settings/options, so maybe with some tweaking enblend would be better).

Try to solve the exposure issues before the stitching for best results.

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