Photoshop output (.psd) looks inferiorI have picked up on some real problems with panoramas saved in photoshop (.psd) format. The resolution of the images is noticibly worse than that of other formats. This is true of uncompressed formats (.bmp) as well as even a significantly compressed .jpg pano! I really would have thought the psd format would be the best quality of all, plus being able to fine tune the layers brightness and the masks would be useful.
This brings me to another serious problem I am seeing with the psd output. When I open it up in photoshop, the seam edges are very hard, no smooth blending. Nothing I can find makes them blend easily short of complete manual adjustment of the edges of the masks using a blurry paintbrush. What is really odd, though, is that, when I open these same psd files in other image editors that do NOT support layers and just display them as a flattened image, I see nice blending at the seams! HUNH?? What gives? Am I just missing something that should be obvious in photoshop? As long as the psd format is blurry looking (as described in the previous paragraph), I guess this is a moot point, though it would be nice to have the layers to play with. I am using Photoshop 6 under classic in OS X 10.2.2.
I noticed that official notice of the 3.01 update was posted yesterday. I think it is actually an updated version of 3.01 compared to the one I downloaded earlier this month, because the file size is different. The press release indicates that several of the problems noted in the forum by me and others have been (hopefully!) fixed, as quoted below:
Easypano Panoweaver Version 3.01 (Jan-15-2003)
Copyright (C) 2002-2003 Panorama Technologies Corporation Ltd.
What's New in Panoweaver 3.01 compared with Panoweaver 3.0
[ Legend: ]
[ + Added feature ]
[ - Bug fixed (we hope) ]
[+]Enable to choose the desktop as destination in file dialog
[+]An international version with English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish available.
[-]Failing in viewing the published Html page and help file in Mac OSX 10.2.2
[-]Incapable of releasing memory automatically
[-]No mismatch estimation in manual stitching
[-]Malfunction in adjusting JPEG quality when output panorama as QTVR
Thanks for being responsive to our concerns seaman!
BTW - does anyone have any idea why the Windows download is more than twice as big as the Mac version (19MB vs. 9MB)? They appear to have feature parity. Is it including the entire java virtual machine or something??