I'm taking my panos, and they're working just great, but I want to refine some of the graphics on the final panorama before it gets uploaded to the PhotoSynth website for public viewing.
Can I stitch a pano, save it to my hard drive, retouch the stitched JPG on my hard drive, reload that JPG back into PhotoSynth, and then upload THAT pano to the PhotoSynth website?
Orlando, FL, USA
You can do this if you retouch in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. We offer a Photoshop Plugin that allows you to upload to Photosynth from within Photoshop: http://hdview.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/panorama-uploads-from-photoshop/
It would be nice if one could upload high-resolution TIF or JPEG panoramas directly to your site. Alternatively, perhaps one could upload these from Microsoft live photo editor.
In my current case, Microsoft ice is making some stitching errors that do not appear when I use hugin. I would like to post the resulting panorama on the photosynth site.
EGanz, does hugin export metadata for how the JPG should be projected?
ICE and the Photoshop plugin both convert your panorama to a perspective-corrected cube map and converts each side of the cube to a tiled multi-resolution tile pyramid.
As of right now, this is all done client-side. Perhaps that will change once Read/Write World is up and running and has its tiling services available.
As of right now, the Photoshop plugin that Matt linked to is your best bet for uploading your high-res pano from hugin. Uploading fine tuned, edited, or stitched-with-other-stitchers panoramas is exactly what the Photoshop plugin was created for.
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