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Panorama/PTGUI/HDR Questions

Shot a couple of spherical panos recently for a friend.

Nikon D-300, fixed color balance, manual exposure changing shutter speed, lowest iso, pano head on solid sticks. lens was Nikon 10.5 fisheye. Camera angled down about 15 degrees for 9 shot rotation with good ovwrlap. 4 shot rotation for the top.

Converted raw to 16 bit tiffs; all synched.

Aligned and stitched with PTGUI.

No matter what I do or how I do it, I find I need to make a number of small adjustments for joins that visibly miss. Alignment top and bottom of each ipano is a problem. Normally I solve these issues by exporting a layered panorama, which can usually be fixed (usually) by careful masking adjustments.

I wanted to do this one with HDR, which I rarely use. PTGUI will not export HDR\'d layers; you have to work with a completed panorama. HDRing the selects in PSCS5 produces spectacularly mismatched images. I can find no way to set Photoshop to use the same settings for each image.

If you have done anything remotely along these lines, I would appreciate any useful thoughts on this process. How can I improve my work?

Sorry, but the picture is of a collector and his treasures; he does not want it posted for any reason.

Dec 05, 2012 at 05:51 AM

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