panorama software,virtual tour software
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2007-03-08
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compositing images again

ok i asked this question before but still cant seem to get this right. what is the best way to composite these to images together? So I can see out of the windows.

http://www.lakeareavirtualtours.com/tours/livingroom3.jpg

http://www.lakeareavirtualtours.com/tours/livingroom4.jpg

This is what i came up with,but looks like crap.

http://www.lakeareavirtualtours.com/tours/livingroomcomposite.jpg

is there any software that will do this automatically ?
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2007-03-08
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First things first.  From the looks of the initial image, are you using a one shot lens (0360, etc.)?  I am thinking that you may be because of the marks in the wall (which is normally a result of scratches on the lens)...if so, that is going to make it difficult to get what you want.  This software will definately improve your shots http://www.hdrsoft.com/index.html .  It's relatively inexpensive and worth every penny.  You would simply bracket your shots...properly, under and over exposed.  Bring the three shots in and the software will combine them to get the best possible combination.  In addition, in Photoshop, I take the final pano and create layers out of the windows.  This way I can work with the room and the windows separately (room brighter / more contrast) without blowing out the windows.  Good luck!
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You really don't have enough information in the two shots to make a HDR image but using my methods you can make something that is realistic looking.

This process was done using FM Digital Darkroom DRI Pro Photoshop Plug-In.

It is very easy to use and "automatic" to keep it as simple as possible.

Regards, Smooth


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thanks for the great advice guys. that seemed to do the trick.