Panorama processing - workflow?

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Panorama processing - workflow?

Postby NNN637084655248201173 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:00 pm

Has anybody established an optimal approach for producing panoramas?

Basically, I have a set of raw files - and the whole set makes up one panorama. Assuming that, technically speaking, the shooting was perfect, what is the best approach to produce a nice-looking panorama in, say, Hugin or Microsoft Image Composite Editor?

Which adjustments should be applied *before* going into the panorama stitcher? Colour? Exposure? Lens correction? Sharpening? Noise?

The transfer format, I guess, should be TIFF (16 bit)?

Is there any best practice? And what can I do in Capture One to minimize the effort required, e.g. by building processing recipes, presets, styles?

Thank you very much in advance for input!
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Re: Panorama processing - workflow?

Postby NNN636002042127646575 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:58 pm

I am sure my workflow is not optimal (!) but it works for me. I process the individual images in C1 using lens correction, especially correcting vignetting and distortion. I usually shoot the images on full manual so white balance and exposure are consistent; if you shot them using an automatic mode then ensure you correct colour in particular. I will use clarity but no sharpening to create 16 but TIFFs, and then I import those into Affinity Photo to create the panorama. Quite straightforward :)
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Re: Panorama processing - workflow?

Postby JackLeeSparks » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:20 am

I use Autopano to create panorama, it is very powerful and easy to use,
however it has been stopped for further development.

Here are the settings I won't touch before stitching:
Saturation, Contrast

A little bit of tweaks:
Sharpening (just to bring up the loss due to demosaicing or anti-aliasing)
de-Noise (just a bit)

Tweaks to bring exposure and color transition between every picture looks natural:
Exposure, Brightness, HDR, GND etc

I do use TIFF 16-bit as export
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