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04/04/2021 06:43:02 PM · #1
From just a quick search online, as well as in the description, one of the main focuses of this style is panorama, yet it is Standard Editing. do I understand correctly that you can’t do a stitched panorama in Standard Editing?
04/04/2021 06:54:40 PM · #2
good question, I did search and you tube and all it says the method does work well with stitching so in this case the ribbon winner will then need to submit all images those were part of the stitching?
04/04/2021 06:56:22 PM · #3
I mean, the rule specifically states “ This rule is intended to allow ... panoramic or other techniques that use multiple, nearly simultaneous, images of a scene stitched together into a single image.” I guess it could be a very loose interpretation of the rule, being that the sequenced images would be nearly simultaneous.
04/04/2021 07:02:46 PM · #4
From the Standard editing ruleset ...
You must
"create your entry from 1 or more captures of a single scene (defined as a scene whose overall composition/framing does not change). All captures used must be shot within the challenge submission dates and as part of a single series in relatively short time frame (e.g NOT time-lapse photography) This rule is intended to allow HDR imaging, focus-stacking, "crowd removal" composites, "light painting", astro-photography, and panoramic or other techniques that use multiple, nearly simultaneous, images of a scene stitched together into a single image."

In the past (for examples) the following multi-image entries were validated under the Standard editing rules.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/3000-3999/3152/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1257917.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/3000-3999/3152/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1257917.jpg', '/') + 1) . ', ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/3000-3999/3141/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1257187.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/3000-3999/3141/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1257187.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
04/04/2021 10:42:22 PM · #5
You can definitely do Brenizer "panos" in Standard Editing.
04/05/2021 08:20:04 AM · #6
I've done them before. Combined sixty or so shots.
I use PTGui as my software of choice.
04/05/2021 12:12:11 PM · #7
Originally posted by Venser:

...I use PTGui as my software of choice.


+100 on PTGUI for stitching tasks... I've not used it for Brenzier though. Do you find that you need to customize the blend lines?
04/06/2021 09:35:22 AM · #8
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by Venser:

...I use PTGui as my software of choice.


+100 on PTGUI for stitching tasks... I've not used it for Brenzier though. Do you find that you need to customize the blend lines?

Only when I do a bad job during the setup.
Otherwise it's always been insert photos and do nothing while it grinds through the stitching.
04/06/2021 03:23:13 PM · #9
Good to know... Certainly something to try out. PTGUI is certainly a marvel, can't believe how much it has evolved. Very active update cycle as well.
04/06/2021 04:09:42 PM · #10
Originally posted by kirbic:

Good to know... Certainly something to try out. PTGUI is certainly a marvel, can't believe how much it has evolved. Very active update cycle as well.
PTGUI is not cheap ($150) for a piece of software that I would only rarely use...
04/06/2021 04:26:41 PM · #11
Originally posted by LevT:

Originally posted by kirbic:

Good to know... Certainly something to try out. PTGUI is certainly a marvel, can't believe how much it has evolved. Very active update cycle as well.
PTGUI is not cheap ($150) for a piece of software that I would only rarely use...


Nope, it is not cheap... but they also don't gouge you with an upgrade fee for every version. Only when they roll out a really major overhaul. And there is no forced upgrade. For me, it's a no-brainer. I stitch panos regularly, and it is the best tool I have found.
04/06/2021 04:52:58 PM · #12
Is if really that much better than Photoshop in this regard? I found Photoshop adequate in those rare cases I needed stitching
04/06/2021 04:56:20 PM · #13
Originally posted by LevT:

Is if really that much better than Photoshop in this regard? I found Photoshop adequate in those rare cases I needed stitching

They're not playing the same sport.
PTGui is far superior.

04/06/2021 11:04:03 PM · #14
Originally posted by Venser:

...PTGui is far superior.


Yep. Speed, accuracy, flexibility, capability, color handling... if you are serious about stitching panos, PTGUI is pretty much the top of the heap.
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