Hi Sal, You do not need to align the images, only if they are mis-aligned i.e there was some movement between shots. Thsi program is very good at correcting this issue.
Keep the original image size (donut) whilst working with this software.
quick, x2 etc is irrelevent to the end result, it is only for "on the fly" display purposes only.
You can select the NR but the more smoothing effect you supply the less sharp the image becomes so use it just a very little. The Sky function works very well for outside shots and reduces the grain.
Don't bother with the kelvin effect or any other effect unless you want to start making un-realistic images.
Just process the three merged images, you shoudl only need to use a littel NR, the 360 Pano, maybe Sky and possibly increase the brightness and possibly reduce or increase the vivid colours but that is normally enough. If you play around too much the images become a bit cartoon like.
Once you save the image then put it through the Unwrapper software to produce the final Pano ready for import into Tourweaver.
Hope this helps.
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