Thanks Dave for the input
A few things;
First things first...
I'm disapointed to find EP removed the option to output in Quicktime format. Funny, I just realized this today as I was going to upload a Quicktime format of the airplane for you guys to view after your comments of comparing to Quicktime.
I understand that Flash is where it's at right now and most end users have it loaded on their PC. However, TW 1.3 incorporated it why not TW4...seems like a step backwards. EP could you include Quicktime format again to the TW product?
About the "image is a bit over sharpened"
The only sharping that I performed was in PSCS3 processing my RAW files.
Under the Detail tab the settings were as follows:
Noise Reduction Settings
So at this point I'm going to have to disagree with "over sharping"
The single images you are referring to have the same exact settings as the tour images. So again I feel they are not over sharpened. Histogram does not show underexposure?
Jpeg compression came into play when sizing my final stitched .TIFF images. Images were stitched at 4000x2000 then sized down to 2500 x 1250 and saved for web with a quality of %100 giving me an output target size of around 1.6mb. So at this point I do not feel that Jpeg over compression is the culprit either.?
I did take a look in the scene folder and what TW has done is sliced it up. I have 14 images for each scene. The first 9 are 500 x 500 with a target size of 100kb - 199kb. The last 5 are 500 x 250 with target sizes ranging from 58.3kb - 71.9kb.
So at this point I can't give you an accurate reading for file size comparison.
I did a bit of testing this morning with Pano2QTVR. The first link I'll provide below has these settings:
Cube Face 499
Window Size 970 x 700 (same as my TW4 Flash Tour)
These settings provided an Quicktime movie file size of 1.34mb
The second link below will show a Quicktime movie with the following properties:
Cube Face 1000
Window Size 970 x 700 (keeping things the same for testing)
These settings provided an Quicktime movie file size of 3.67mb
Link to 1.34mb Quicktime
Link to 3.67mb Quicktime
At this point I'm going to do one more test. I'm going to size the scene viewer of my TW4 Flash tour from 970 x 700 to something a bit smaller. Perhaps something like 670 x 400 just to see if there is any difference. If that is the case I'll have to worry about full screen when crossing that bridge.
I really just can't help but think it's the viewer all together. I don't recall TW3's viewer doing this to my images...?
Off to resize a scene viewer.
Thanks for the feedback,