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2002-12-31
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importing retouched pano

Seaman,

The 3.0 pro update is really great, but there are a couple of things that would make it a killer. I would really like to be able to export my stitched panorama without compression, edit it in photoshop (remove tripod, lens flares, etc.) and then reimport the uncompressed, retouched image to export as a panorama. It appears that you can almost do that now, but not quite. You can export the panorama in psd format (and you have to do it in 1x6 cubic format to really be able to retouch reasonably). One problem here is that the edges for the overlap of the layers is "hard" for a lack of a better term. That is to say that there are no masks for the blending of the two layers, as appears to be done with the panoramic image within Panoweaver itself. This wouldn't be such a problem if you could save the retouched image as a psd with layers and reimport it into Panoweaver and have it apply the seam blending. Unfortunately, Panoweaver doesn't import psd format. You have to save the image from photoshop as some other format, which flattens the image and gives you unblended seams when you import it back into Panoweaver. I would suggest importing psd, layered images as a solution. Alternatively, export the psd image with the blending masks so that the seams are blended when you flatten the image when exporting from Photoshop.

Another possible solution would be to allow publishing of cubic panoramas with no compression (tiff format, for instance). Then at least I could use another application, such as CubicConverter, to export cube faces to retouch.

And, of course, if I have missed something in my ignorance that would have allowed me to do what I want, please correct me.

Thanks,

John
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update and correction to previous post....

Ok, I feel stupid that I didn't see that the psd exported file DOES have masks ...but they still do not "blend" smoothly at the edges. If I save it in photoshop after doing corrections, the entire seam is hard-edged with no blending. Is there a simple way to get the blending done in photoshop? I am not a photoshop expert, but I am sure there must be a way. I still wish I could take the layered image back into panoweaver....
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Ok...me again....

I have done some more homework (yeah, should have done more before I ever posted   I see that I can paint on the masks in photoshop to get better blending of the seams. Duhh. Thanks for not flaming me out of the water everyone.
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2003-01-04
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Thanks for your sharing your experiences and ideas with us.
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