And now for something completely different

(Filip) #1

Test panorama done with nifty fifty. My ad hoc no parallax point was slightly off and after stitching composition was butchered.


Anyway since I havn’t seen any panoramas here it may be interesting to offer it to members to try panorama processing. We are looking again at Blyde River. That would be that “something completely different”. Here is one sidecar BRC_2462.NEF.xmp (2.2 KB) they are all the same.
Raws are not the same and here are links for all five of them

I am releasing them under CC-4

Do not go ballistic with printing :joy:

I used Hugin and with some tweaking result may be almost acceptable


If explanation how to process this panorama using Hugin is required, let me know.

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(Shreedhar Inamdar) #2

Nice images @FBulovic. Maybe you should have taken two shots for each frame to include more sky. I used the free Image Composite Editor program (A Microsoft product) on the jpgs produced by RT using the following profile
BRC_2457.jpg.out.pp3 (11.6 KB)
Then, processed the resulting stitched jpg by RT again to get
BRC_2457_pano.jpg.out.pp3 (12.1 KB)

For those who ask 1. Why ICE? because I like its simplified process and 2. Why jpg’s along the way? because a. the stitching of NEF’s using ICE somehow had blown highlights in the clouds and b. Exporting tiff’s from RT and then stitching might have been too much for my old laptop!


(Sebastien Guyader) #3

Thanks for sharing these raw files. I love panoramas!
Here’s my take:

  1. Importing in RawTherapee, no adjustments done (nothing was clipped in the original image) and exporting to 16-bit TIFF.
  2. Importing the TIFFs in Hugin, stitching and exporting the panorama in TIFF
  3. Importing again in Rawtherapee, built from the wavelenh branch to use the new “sharp mask” filter, some other adjustments (dynamic range compression, haze removal, soft light).

BRC_2460_pp - BRC_2457_pp-2.jpg.out.pp3 (12.0 KB)

Be aware that this pp3 will only work fully in a wavelenh build. If you use another build, you’ll need to turn off the wavelet adjustments.


(Thomas) #4

BRC_2457 - BRC_2464.tif.xmp (5.5 KB)


(Stefan Chirila) #5

PP3: BRC_2464.NEF.pp3 (12.3 KB)

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(Hermann-Josef) #6