After making settings for the loaded images, choose Panorama
>Stitch, Panorama>Stitch with Former Parameters or press directly to stitch a panorama automatically. If the matching point pairs are not enough, inserting matching points is necessary.
Insert and Edit Matching Points
How to Stitch with Parameters
Insert and Edit Matching Points
What are matching points?
Matching points are a pair of points in the overlap area of two adjacent fisheye images. Inserting matching points is to search out several pairs of the same points on two neighbor fisheye images, and each pair of points will superpose after stitching.
When should I insert matching points?
In case it is difficult for Panoweaver
to search out the matching points automatically, it will remind you to insert matching points manually. For example, the overlap area of two images is a white wall, which has no obvious similar parts, which is difficult for Panoweaver to locate matching points.
If your images are already loaded, but you want Panoweaver to stitch the images more accurately, you may insert matching points. You must insert at least 3 pairs of matching points manually, and then stitch the panorama.
Basic steps to insert matching points:
Select Matching Points
to enter Matching Points Editing View under Source Images Tab.
- The Matching Points Editing Area consists of two image panels to show two neighbor images at the same time. Figure tags on the top of both panels represent the orders of images.
- In two neighbor images, each pair of matching points has the same color and tag number. When Panoweaver stops stitching to remind you to add matching points, matching points in these images become green, and the mismatching points in these images become red, other points you add are in other colors. The location of each pair of points is shown as coordinates (x, y) and recorded in matching points list in Matching Points Panel.
- When the cursor moves to a certain part of the image, that part will be magnified, then you can view the image clearly and add matching points easily. Click on the image to insert a matching point, and then cursor will relocate its corresponding point on the other image. Auto leaping may not be very accurate, so you need to adjust it manually. If you want to insert matching points manually without auto stitch, click
at the bottom of the editing area to cancel auto leap.
- There must be at least 3 pairs of matching points in each pair of images. These 3 pairs of matching points should not be too near. It will get the best result if they are in top, middle and bottom of the image separately. After inserting matching points, click
Move Matching Points
- Method 1: Click in left image, and corresponding tab on the right image will be also selected. Selected tabs are in editable status.
- Method 2: Click one line in Matching Points list. Selected line will become dark, and corresponding matching points are in editable status.
The pair of points will not move at the same time.
Delete Matching Points
- Method 1: Click
on the image, hold down left mouse button and drag it.
- Method 2: Edit the coordinates' value in matching points list within Matching Points panel.
- Method 3: Click on the image, press arrow "" key on keyboard to move 5 pix; type Ctrl + "" to move 1 pix at a time.
Matching points exist in pair and will be deleted in pair.
- Method 1: click in one image and its corresponding matching point in the other image will be selected automatically. Click in Matching Points Panel or use Delete key.
- Method 2: Click a line (represents a pair of matching points) in matching points editing list, and then color of this line became darker. Please click to delete matching points.
Zoom out two images to get the rough overlap locations and insert several pairs of matching points. Then zoom in two images, click one line in the list of Matching Points to select a pair of matching points. Finally the selected pair of matching points will show in view port automatically and you are able to locate the matching points accurately.
Save Stitching Parameters
You may save the parameters if satisfied with the stitched image. And you will save much time by importing saved parameters directly when you stitch images shot with the same equipment and settings.
Choose Panorama>Save Stitching Parameter or use shortcut Ctrl + W, enter a name in the pop-up window, for instance, you may name parameters as the type of fisheye image, and then click Save button.
Stitch with Former Parameters
Parameters of images shot with the same equipment and settings are the same. As a result, you may save satisfied parameters and apply them to the images shot with the same equipment and settings. After importing fisheye images, choose Panorama>Stitch
with Former Parameters to stitch.
Manage Stitching Parameters
You may also choose Panorama>Manage
Stitching Parameters in menu bar to manage saved stitching parameters.
- Import: You may import external parameters, for example, parameters sent by others, into Panoweaver. Click Import button, or click the right mouse button to select Import.
- Export: Select a parameter, and then right click or click Export button. You may also export and save parameters to local hard disk, and send them to others.
- Delete:Select a parameter, and then right click or click Delete button.
- Rename: Select a parameter, and then right click or click Rename button.