First attempt at a City Panorama - need critiques

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  1. CustomMinds

    CustomMinds TPF Noob!

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    http://www.customminds.com/houston/

    I had never tried to do this before, I am still editing it some, but think its viewable.

    you can zoom in, pan around and stuff. it is right at 525 megapixels.

    This was taken from the south side of Houston looking north.

    Took about 12 hours of processor time to make it work. 60GB of scratch disk.
     
  2. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    hahah... wow

    That's pretty impressive.

    It took 12 hours though? That's odd. I did one ... granted not in the funky interface thing you have... I think it's right about that resolution unless I'm doing my math wrong... ~30,000 pixels long... didn't take me more than a few minutes to stitch them together. (admittedly I have an 8 core Xeon server as a desktop, but still... 5 mins... 12 hours...)
     
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    Thanks!

    well your desktop trumps my laptop. :)

    the image is 60200 x 8732


     
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    thats sweet!
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dude, my desktop trumps most production servers. :)

    Oh ok, about 2x the size of mine... still... (and not to distract here) but if I may ask... what was your process?
     
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    well i know where I am going to process the next batch! ;-)

    lets see ... process. tripod camera, take photos, load all images onto computer. use adobe ps cs4 panorama feature to modify all raw images. (25 to 30 or so). from there... i should have saved, closed it, then reopened it until i was finished. but i left adobe opened. cropped, color corrected, blended a bit... ya know.. tinkered with the image.

    The actual combine took about 10 minutes, but...

    here's what took so long. i started with about 10 gb free. that soon filled, i had to copy a few albums off the laptop until i had about 80 gigs free. somehow over the course of the day, i created a 75 gig scratch history file from adobe on my laptop. it was crawling. i had the worst time trying to do the final save.

    so... the way it should be.

    1.take photos and load on laptop.
    2.combine with ps4.
    3.save and close adobe
    4.restart adobe, merge all layers into one, save again, close and restart machine (make sure scratch disk is clear) -- mine didn't clear until i restarted.
    5.edit freely this new single image (not layered)

    hope this wasn't too wordy.

    :)




     
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    that is a sweet pano! nice work mate :)
     
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    thanks max3k and dwol!
     
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    Wow :) I just posted about panoramas, should have looked here first ;-)
     
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    Yemme No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh my... I'm clicker happy. I love this...:hug:: when you're finished working on it, post it again.
     
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    That is just outstanding..... I can see my house from there!!! ! no not really but I thought it would be funny
     
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    Polymoog, Yemme & Jeffro - Thank you!

    :)

    i might edit a bit more tonight. i have an idea...
     

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