image size reduction quality improved
i tested something I've seen here a few times when it comes to image size improvement. I tried steping down from my stiched image size of eg. 4000x2000 in 3-4 steps. ie i have stiched image and run it through Noise ninja which does some sharpening and noise reduction. i save this bmp image as final step of my post stiching PS work.
i then reduced the image size to 3000, did 20 unsharp mask, resized again to 2000 and did 20% unsharp mask, reduced to my final image size of 1508x754px and did another 48% unsharp mask.
try this with a pano of ur own and also just step down once with the same pano and compare. I think u'll find the results... rewarding.
If I only had an hour to chop down a tree... I'd spend 45 mins sharpening the axe.