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    Default ptgui workflow help?

    hi i been trying to figure out how to improve me ptgui workflow. hope you guys can help.

    raw image -> ptgui stitch -> save as jpeg -> do edits in lightroom.

    i was wondering if it would be better if i do the edits on all the images that i want to stitch in lightroom first before stitching them to get better image quality???

    thanks

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    Default Re: ptgui workflow help?

    Lightroom should be where you do the basic post processing of RAW images, export to PTGui to stitch up, and photoshop to do the final clean up if needed.
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    Default Re: ptgui workflow help?

    thanks for the fast reply catchlights. will try this method and compare the results.

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    I don't understand what the difference is between using RAW or JPG to stitch in Ptgui. Any differences would be at best minute, given that you are probably using a modern DSLR of at least 10 megapixels (these days) and will be obtaining an eventual end image which can stretch to perhaps 15 megapixels at the very least.

    Better image quality has more to do with point of taking -
    > ISO used
    > optimal F-stop, whether proper technique and tools such as tripod, timer, mirror up, shutter release, etc was used
    > Panorama shooting technique, whether you are doing enough overlap, whether you are making sure every shot is level, etc

    Try to be less concerned with IQ, and more concerned with quality. Whether a panorama is perceived as good relates to the composition and the end-result, and has very little to do with absolute IQ... More of meeting a base quality. Of course, if you have a huge building to hang your panorama on, then suggest you use a Medium Format camera...?

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    Default Re: ptgui workflow help?

    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    I don't understand what the difference is between using RAW or JPG to stitch in Ptgui. Any differences would be at best minute, given that you are probably using a modern DSLR of at least 10 megapixels (these days) and will be obtaining an eventual end image which can stretch to perhaps 15 megapixels at the very least.

    Better image quality has more to do with point of taking -
    > ISO used
    > optimal F-stop, whether proper technique and tools such as tripod, timer, mirror up, shutter release, etc was used
    > Panorama shooting technique, whether you are doing enough overlap, whether you are making sure every shot is level, etc

    Try to be less concerned with IQ, and more concerned with quality. Whether a panorama is perceived as good relates to the composition and the end-result, and has very little to do with absolute IQ... More of meeting a base quality. Of course, if you have a huge building to hang your panorama on, then suggest you use a Medium Format camera...?
    hi edutilos-, many thanks for your advice and glad to hear that there is little difference between raw and jpg to stitch. i went to try the method suggested by catchlights and found that at 100% crop the difference is very small (processing in lightroom first will give a better result). however after trying both method i really prefer stitching the raw files first as it is faster and i can see the changes to the whole picture as i do my processing after the stitch.
    Last edited by hellfire88; 23rd March 2011 at 11:53 PM.

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