As I continue with various software programs to test pano quality, I tried another application today, and the results were actually pretty good considering. I used the native PhotoMerge function from my Photoshop Cs3 Extended, and I must say that as far as panos go, the results are nice. The native functionality adds a shorter workflow for when you need to clean up minor details (since you are already in PS), and no worrying about control points. The downside is that you are going to lose a little more in post production cropping simply because Photoshop can’t match all the control points that dedicated panorama programs can. Nevertheless, it was a fun exercise.
For those of you that read my previous post that had panoramas in it (“The Moment it…Oops”) you’ll notice this is a different picture, and in all fairness, I should note that this had more images in it, and I was using a different lens during capture. But, when I get down to the nitty gritty and review all the programs side by side, it will be the same image. This one was from our recent Denver Photo Walk group outing to RMNP that I had talked about last Friday here on the blog. Thoughts, comments, feedback and critiques are always welcome, and since the blog doesn’t really work well with displaying panoramas, if you click the photo below, you’ll be taken to a full (web size anyway) image where you can see all the details! Enjoy! 🙂
Happy shooting and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!