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woodie
10-26-2009, 02:06 PM
Dear All
I have a few questions I need help with and I hope the members of the forum can add their expertise,
I am photographing holiday cabins and I would like to add some panoramic interiors which can be added to their web site.Please could you advise the corrrect softwear to use?
I have Adode CS3 will this be adequate for stitching the shots together,or would I be better off purchasing PTQui as it seems to be highly recommended on the web?
Finally,could the members recommend any books or tutorials as I would like to add another string to my bow with the addition of panoramic interiors,as I am excited at the prospect of Nodal Ninja improving my business
acumen.....Many thanks Paul

hindenhaag
10-26-2009, 11:16 PM
Hi Paul,

I use PTGui for stitching, Photoshop for changing single fotos or to take away the tripod on the nadir. You can download a trial version and you find a lot of tutorials on the website.

If you like something more automaticallly, you can try a trial version of autopanogiga with a lot of tutorial as well.

Try and find out what you prefer on yourself.

Heinz

woodie
10-27-2009, 05:24 AM
Heinz
Thanks for your input,I have looked at Autopanogiga and I am most impressed.I am going to practice with my new Nodal Ninja 5 this afternoon,with shots of my back garden.Tonight I will download a trial version Autopano and compare it with Photoshop CS3.Finally I must add that there were some very interesting features included with this programe(Autopano) that would really impress my client.....Thanks Paul

hindenhaag
10-27-2009, 11:17 AM
you are welcome,

and feel free to ask more questions. I am shure you will get an answer to a problem on the forum. It is a quick turn around from people who offer their knowledge for free, to get newbies going without secondary problems with a very good product.

Heinz

woodie
10-28-2009, 03:39 AM
I have been looking at quite a few software programes,becoming quite punch drunk.I think I will go with Autopano Pro,there is a special offer on at the moment which includes a video tutorial DVD.I would be interested to know if anyone has viewed it and could give a quick review.I have been impressed by the versitility of this programe,but if anyone has any alternative suggestions I would be most grateful.Paul

hindenhaag
10-28-2009, 07:48 AM
Hi Paul,

the DVD gives you an overview of panoramafotografie, which is explained within the software itself and with videos taken outside in a french village. The author tells something on how to setup your hardware, take your panos and what might be the difficulties in this place with high dynamic range.

I will try to let you see a screenshot of the dvd's index tonight. He is working the manfrotto panohead, i am quite sure you will be glad to have a NN one when you have seen it. In the beginning i worked with manfrotto as well. Now i am glad to have a nodal ninja.

Having baught the combi APG with DVD, i was a little disappointed about the dvd. But it is not bad.

Heinz

woodie
10-28-2009, 09:14 AM
Thanks Heinz
Really helpful,I will get the DVD as knowledge is power,and I sure need some of that at the moment.Thanks again Paul

hindenhaag
10-28-2009, 11:58 AM
Hi Paul,

This is the index from the DVD "learn Panoramic Photography with Autopano Pro", "complete training in 5h".

Heinz

richardb
10-28-2009, 12:02 PM
I liked the tutorials at http://www.rosaurophotography.com/

woodie
10-28-2009, 12:08 PM
Many thanks once again Heinz,really appreciated...........................Paul