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