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Question for those using PTGui with their evo 2 pro. I'm using affinity photo and having trouble filling in the sky (the evo seems to leave a larger black area than my phantom 4 pro). Anyone have a good work flow, preferably for affinity photo? Also, I edit all my pano images before exporting them into PTGui and I'm noticing that the stitched 360 panorama's quality looks nothing like the images before being stitched together?? Any input and help it greatly appreciated.
 
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Question for those using PTGui with their evo 2 pro. I'm using affinity photo and having trouble filling in the sky (the evo seems to leave a larger black area than my phantom 4 pro). Anyone have a good work flow, preferably for affinity photo? Also, I edit all my pano images before exporting them into PTGui and I'm noticing that the stitched 360 panorama's quality looks nothing like the images before being stitched together?? Any input and help it greatly appreciated.

I use PTGui all the time for both Rectilinear Panos as well as full 360 panos; below is my workflow:

  • Shoot pano with 20% overlap using RAW images
  • Import all images into Lightroom and apply the usual color correction and horizon straightening
  • Export all images to full resolution TIF images
  • Import all TIFs into PTGui and stitch the images using PTGui
  • Export the final Stitched images to a single TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project and there are any stitching errors I then import the pano into PhotoShop and fix any stitching errors then export to TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project I then import the TIF into Paint.Net and crop the image to the delivery resolution and export it to the final pano using 100% JPG during export
  • If this is a spherical 360 pano I instead import the full TIF image into PTGui and export as a website project or I import the TIF into PhotoShop and add the sky then import into PTGui. From there I modify the website code to integrate into the client's website
The Zenith hole (directly above the EVO II) will be larger than with other drones because the EVO II 6K has a 35mm FF equiv FOV vs other drones which tend to have a 24mm or 16mm FF equiv FOV. I assume that you have the EVO II 6K, I'm not sure what the FOV is for the 8K. To fix the Zenith hole you need to do a sky replacement in PhotoShop or use the blending features in PTGui. Below is a link to what this all looks like when it is complete.

One Ashley Tower - Elevation Views
 
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I use PTGui all the time for both Rectilinear Panos as well as full 360 panos; below is my workflow:

  • Shoot pano with 20% overlap using RAW images
  • Import all images into Lightroom and apply the usual color correction and horizon straightening
  • Export all images to full resolution TIF images
  • Import all TIFs into PTGui and stitch the images using PTGui
  • Export the final Stitched images to a single TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project and there are any stitching errors I then import the pano into PhotoShop and fix any stitching errors then export to TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project I then import the TIF into Paint.Net and crop the image to the delivery resolution and export it to the final pano using 100% JPG during export
  • If this is a spherical 360 pano I instead import the full TIF image into PTGui and export as a website project or I import the TIF into PhotoShop and add the sky then import into PTGui. From there I modify the website code to integrate into the client's website
The Zenith hole (directly above the EVO II) will be larger than with other drones because the EVO II 6K has a 35mm FF equiv FOV vs other drones which tend to have a 24mm or 16mm FF equiv FOV. I assume that you have the EVO II 6K, I'm not sure what the FOV is for the 8K. To fix the Zenith hole you need to do a sky replacement in PhotoShop or use the blending features in PTGui. Below is a link to what this all looks like when it is complete.

One Ashley Tower - Elevation Views
My biggest problem right now is that after editing all of my images first(in which they look great and the sky is blue etc) than I stitch them together in PTGui and the image looks worse, blue sky is blown out white for the most part after stitching in PTGui? any thoughts or ideas?? I keep seeing these amazing 360's that look like the photos taken, not mine?
 

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My biggest problem right now is that after editing all of my images first(in which they look great and the sky is blue etc) than I stitch them together in PTGui and the image looks worse, blue sky is blown out white for the most part after stitching in PTGui? any thoughts or ideas?? I keep seeing these amazing 360's that look like the photos taken, not mine?

Are you exporting from PTGui as JPG? I always export from PTGui as TIF and convert to JPG using Paint.net, not because I have had any problems with PTGui's JPG conversion but simply because I prefer Paint.net for any final processing I may need.

If your PTGui JPG export settings are set to something really low like 30% quality it could result in the problems you describe. I would check my JPG export settings in the PTGui Export tab.

Another problem could be the color space. Are you using sRGB color space when you export from Affinity Photo or Adobe RGB? If you are exporting as Adobe RGB, PTGui may not understand the color space which would cause undesirable side effects. I have never used Affinity Photo so it may even use a custom color space, I would definitely try exporting to sRGB color space.

Also, what is your output color space? I use Adobe RGB for my color space within all of my cameras for maximum quality but I always deliver sRGB to my clients for maximum compatibility.

PTGUI-Export.png
 
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I use PTGui all the time for both Rectilinear Panos as well as full 360 panos; below is my workflow:

  • Shoot pano with 20% overlap using RAW images
  • Import all images into Lightroom and apply the usual color correction and horizon straightening
  • Export all images to full resolution TIF images
  • Import all TIFs into PTGui and stitch the images using PTGui
  • Export the final Stitched images to a single TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project and there are any stitching errors I then import the pano into PhotoShop and fix any stitching errors then export to TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project I then import the TIF into Paint.Net and crop the image to the delivery resolution and export it to the final pano using 100% JPG during export
  • If this is a spherical 360 pano I instead import the full TIF image into PTGui and export as a website project or I import the TIF into PhotoShop and add the sky then import into PTGui. From there I modify the website code to integrate into the client's website
The Zenith hole (directly above the EVO II) will be larger than with other drones because the EVO II 6K has a 35mm FF equiv FOV vs other drones which tend to have a 24mm or 16mm FF equiv FOV. I assume that you have the EVO II 6K, I'm not sure what the FOV is for the 8K. To fix the Zenith hole you need to do a sky replacement in PhotoShop or use the blending features in PTGui. Below is a link to what this all looks like when it is complete.

One Ashley Tower - Elevation Views
Nice web site! Just wondering what you're using for a 360 viewer - is it WP3D WP plugin?
 

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Nice web site! Just wondering what you're using for a 360 viewer - is it WP3D WP plugin?
Thank you, it comes with PTGui, if you export as a web page it automatically creates the files and includes the viewer, I have the Pro version, I am not sure about the other versions.
 

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I use PTGui all the time for both Rectilinear Panos as well as full 360 panos; below is my workflow:

  • Shoot pano with 20% overlap using RAW images
  • Import all images into Lightroom and apply the usual color correction and horizon straightening
  • Export all images to full resolution TIF images
  • Import all TIFs into PTGui and stitch the images using PTGui
  • Export the final Stitched images to a single TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project and there are any stitching errors I then import the pano into PhotoShop and fix any stitching errors then export to TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project I then import the TIF into Paint.Net and crop the image to the delivery resolution and export it to the final pano using 100% JPG during export
  • If this is a spherical 360 pano I instead import the full TIF image into PTGui and export as a website project or I import the TIF into PhotoShop and add the sky then import into PTGui. From there I modify the website code to integrate into the client's website
The Zenith hole (directly above the EVO II) will be larger than with other drones because the EVO II 6K has a 35mm FF equiv FOV vs other drones which tend to have a 24mm or 16mm FF equiv FOV. I assume that you have the EVO II 6K, I'm not sure what the FOV is for the 8K. To fix the Zenith hole you need to do a sky replacement in PhotoShop or use the blending features in PTGui. Below is a link to what this all looks like when it is complete.

One Ashley Tower - Elevation Views
Beautiful work!
 
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Thank you, it comes with PTGui, if you export as a web page it automatically creates the files and includes the viewer, I have the Pro version, I am not sure about the other versions.
Great - nice to know. Useful when stitching photos with PTgui - I'll have to experiment with it for my Ricoh Theta Z1 360s instead of the Theta Stitcher.
 

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I use PTGui all the time for both Rectilinear Panos as well as full 360 panos; below is my workflow:

  • Shoot pano with 20% overlap using RAW images
  • Import all images into Lightroom and apply the usual color correction and horizon straightening
  • Export all images to full resolution TIF images
  • Import all TIFs into PTGui and stitch the images using PTGui
  • Export the final Stitched images to a single TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project and there are any stitching errors I then import the pano into PhotoShop and fix any stitching errors then export to TIF
  • If this is a rectilinear pano project I then import the TIF into Paint.Net and crop the image to the delivery resolution and export it to the final pano using 100% JPG during export
  • If this is a spherical 360 pano I instead import the full TIF image into PTGui and export as a website project or I import the TIF into PhotoShop and add the sky then import into PTGui. From there I modify the website code to integrate into the client's website
The Zenith hole (directly above the EVO II) will be larger than with other drones because the EVO II 6K has a 35mm FF equiv FOV vs other drones which tend to have a 24mm or 16mm FF equiv FOV. I assume that you have the EVO II 6K, I'm not sure what the FOV is for the 8K. To fix the Zenith hole you need to do a sky replacement in PhotoShop or use the blending features in PTGui. Below is a link to what this all looks like when it is complete.

One Ashley Tower - Elevation Views
Thank you for replying. So I have gotten really close to the end product I'm looking for in creating 360's with the evo 2 pro. From Lightroom to ptgui and then on to photoshop. I have downloaded an adobe's stock 360 sky to replace the skies in my 360's. All has worked great and it looks amazing.....except...I can't seem to get the gradient tool to work from the horizon up slightly to remove the 'seam' between the two images? any thoughts?
 

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Thank you for replying. So I have gotten really close to the end product I'm looking for in creating 360's with the evo 2 pro. From Lightroom to ptgui and then on to photoshop. I have downloaded an adobe's stock 360 sky to replace the skies in my 360's. All has worked great and it looks amazing.....except...I can't seem to get the gradient tool to work from the horizon up slightly to remove the 'seam' between the two images? any thoughts?

What version of PTGui are you using? If you are using the Pro version and the latest PTGui version it will actually fill in the sky for you. I literally paid for version 12 just for this feature; it saves so many hours that the price was more than worth it.
 

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What version of PTGui are you using? If you are using the Pro version and the latest PTGui version it will actually fill in the sky for you. I literally paid for version 12 just for this feature; it saves so many hours that the price was more than worth it.
Thank you for the input, I upgraded tonight and already has streamlined my work flow...well worth it....thank you again
 

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