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2006-06-20
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Poll: What can Pw&Tw do for u?

Panoweaver and Tourweaver are widely accepted, and we need to know what do you do with Pw&Tw. So we can offer better service to support you.

Please post this topic and we would make this poll a interactive game.

1. Which industry are you in? For instance, real estate, interior decorating,tourist... (detailed anwer will be much helpful).

2. Why did you use them? Which function do you like most?

3. What new fucntion do you need? 

4. What function needs to be improved?

5. How many competitors do you know use Pw&Tw? or other similar software?

Any answer will be rather appreciated! Wish you play this game with me!


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2006-06-26
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I do high end realestate, vacation rentals, entertainment venues and artistic stuff. I have my own business and make my living exclusivly doing panoaramic work and stills. Its full time for me. I shoot about 15 jobs a week.

Pleading loudly not yelling:   A FLASH VIEWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loved panoweaver and when I was just starting out it was perfect ( still do). But as time has passed I have become much more profecient in pano work. I would like to see PW have the ability to stitch ANY kind of image. Low level aerial work is  an example and shooting from horizontal poles and such. At times in 2 or three shot you my shoot the scene vertically vs horizontally or even at an angle. Basically some features that exist in "pano tools" like interactivly straitening the horizon and using any kind of lens and doing hand held stuff. PW needs an "advanced interface" vs just the "idiot proof" interface.

Manual point matching in stitching (pw 4.0)
It is difficlut to navagate this interface. The two edit windows need to have a feature that allows them to be "locked" together. It needs a feature like in photoshop where you can hold the space bar and grab the image and move it around to find matching areas. The windows need to lock or unlock so you can move them both together or seperatly. Currently the windows use sliding bars at the right and bottom and each image navagates seperatly. Very hard to use. It quite hard to find matching areas when zoomed in and you have to mess around with each image indepently to get a point in each window to click on.

When setting the points the use of keyboard arrow keys is very necessary. Once you set a point I want to use the arrow keys to move the point pixel by pixel. The mouse is not accurate enough to move the point accuratly. To do this you have to zoom way in. The magnified area of the point is quite good if you could use the keyboard keys to nudge it just right. But now you have zoom way in to get enough accuracy then zoom way out to find another point.

You also need a key board short cut to allow zooming in while paning the image with a "hand". Othere wise you have click the zoom tool then zoom each image then go back to panning them image. This is not very efficient.......especially when you have 15 jobs waiting to be stitched and the deadline is in 3 days.

As mentioned above - A propely layered photoshop file with blending. I would love to tweek the stitching in photoshop. I have to use pano tools if I have an image that needs this. Crowd shots are the first kind of scene that this is necessary for.

More to come

General Lee


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2006-06-26
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Panoweaver and Tourweaver need to function on a 64bit operating system.  It also needs to learn about and use dual core processors.

MS Vista is coming (yeah where have I heard that before).  Might as well start planning for it.  You will be along way ahead of the other stitching programs.

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Danny,

I work in Higher Education and create tours of our Residence Halls. I am starting a small freelance business creating tours. I think the other business in my area is using iPIX technology but at some point they did seem to be using Tourweaver.

I have mostly used Realviz Stitcher for the past year. I just got an 8 mm lens and have been using Panoweaver for about 2-3 weeks. I agree with many of the above comments. The newest version of Realviz Stitcher will support Fisheye images so that will be a competitor to your product. I like the very easy to use nature of Panoweaver, but the current Realviz has features like Enblend and the ability save in multiple different formats, you might consider comparing your offerings to that product since they seem to be entering your market. Price for each is about the same at $500.

As for use of the program, today I was trying to find my nodal point. I use a 3 monitor display and I had open three Panoweaver programs with three different tours, all of the same location. At one point I lost track of which tour was which and I could not determine the image file names from within the application, they are just listed as 1,2,3,4 on the left. I think you should be able to see the image properties with a right click.

I provide more feedback as I use the application.

--Kevin

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2006-07-06
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My request would be a flash output, even it's not a full 180°.

Many Users have a flash player, because lots of the video stuff runs on flash.

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Open Image window.

When I load images sometimes my file names are longer then the area in the lower part of the window. The mouse over will show the name. But it might be nice to have the name wrap or the name area to be small font so the longer name shows up.

Also when unsing auto select sometimes I hit the wrong image by accident. When I select the new image as the first one is doesn't seem to auto select over the rest. Prehaps there can be a "clear selection" button that allows you to correct the mistake and start again with the selection.

Just some thougths.
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1) Graphic Art, Web Design, Photography & Multi Media.

2) To make money and for fun.

3) The Number 1 requirement is to be able to use both SmartBlend and Enblend plug-ins with Panoweaver. File output should not have Caps in the code. Tourweaver code should be easier to edit commands.

4) Output to support (Sprites in Quicktime) and IEFix in the .html output files.

5) I have no interest in competitors or what they use unless one of my customers asks.

Regards, Smooth


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All of above and

Panoweaver to support 16bit output.

Panoweaver to create Cylinderical stitching - That makes it more competitive with other stitching software.

Tourweaver to support FULL SCREEN output like above 1024 x 768 and imaging wide screen 16:9 as selectable menu options.

Tourweaver to support relative paths like  ../myfolder/myfile.jpg  as compared to only hard paths like

 http://360texas.com/myfolder/myfile.jpg

Dave

 


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Suggest also output feathered layered psd file format from Panoweaver for editing in Photo Shop.

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Request 1) Would be nice to have a customizable right click "About Window" to display like it does with the "Standard Edition" where the Easypano info is, where as the "Pro" edition would allow our own business details and graphic.

This would be a great way to allow the skin to be all about our customer and all their information but the "Right Click" pop window would allow us to enter the tour maker info.

This window should also be accessible via a button/hyperlink in/on the the "Help" menu button option.

Request 2) I would like to be able to set what mouse pointer I would like used over the "viewer applet" and also over a "Hyperlink" I should be able to choose "4 Point Directional Arrows" or "2 Way arrow for Cylindrical Panoramas" or Quicktime like "Circle" and with Hyperlinks I should be able to choose a style of "Hand" etc.

Regards, Smooth 


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A - High Res full screen panos

B - Easy stitch conversion from web dailup quality to CD quality. It is a lot of work to restitch at the higher res for every pano. Then having to take the output to another program makes a deliverable high res pano very time consuming.

Touweaver - Copy what circlepix is doing. Great interface (GUI), Choice between 3D and 2D viewing, Stretch sizing of panowindows.
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