Bug reportsI have experienced bugs of varying degrees of severity that I need to report. I am using Panoweaver Pro on Mac OS X 10.2.2.
The most serious bug that I have experience is in the conversion of imported panoramic images from cubic to spherical projection. Here is a description: import hemis, stitch a cubic pano. Export and it looks fine. Save panoramic (1:6) image for retouching in photoshop. Import image back into panoweaver. Export cubic, all still looks fine. Convert to spherical and UH OH!! You can now see dotted lines where the bottom edges of the cube were. You can see them also in an exported spherical panorama. I noticed that the size of the spherical projection is different from what it would have stitched using the same CD setting for spherical that I used in cubic (Stitching CD quality in cubic gives 800x4800, while in spherical it gives 3000x1500. Reimported cubic image is still 800x4800 in cubic, but when converted to spherical it is 3200x1600.) I don't know if this is at the root of the problem, but it is interesting. BTW, for testing purposes, I didn't do any alteration in photoshop. In fact, I did one trial where I exported the 1:6 image from Panoweaver, then immediately re-imported it. As usual, it looked fine in cubic, but was messed up when converted to spherical.
It is important that users be able to perform this conversion, since retouching is really only reasonably done in the 1:6 projection. If we want to be able to publish the retouched panoramas using PTViewer spherical fomat, this conversion is a necessity.
The preview function NEVER works correctly for me. The panorama is exported, but it doesn't automatically preview in the browser. I have to open the preview manually. At least I assume it is supposed to open automatically.
When you save the pano image, the save happens in an unexpected manner. You click on "create a new folder", give it a name, then click save, but you do not in fact get a panorama in a folder of that name. You get the panorama saved with the given name in the next folder level up. You have to put "/panoname" after the data in the save dialog to get it to save the pano in a folder.
The application more often than not will hang up when you try to quit. Then you have to force quit, losing preferences you have set.
After running Panoweaver for a while, my whole system gets slowed down. The VM memory really seems excessive: it says the VM has over 200MB of memory. Judging from the amount indicated as free, usually only about half of this is used. I don't know if this is the culprit. It seems that the hard drive is grinding away in some sort of virtual memory hell. Sometimes I have to completely reboot to get back to normal.
Also, when I export panos as PTViewer, it is not including the applet itself. I thought it was at one time, but it is not doing so now. Hmmm. If I deleted the PTViewer folder in the Output folder, is it supposed to recreate the applet the next time a pano is output in that format.
I really think PanoWeaver is a great app. Thanks Seaman!