Something on your web site is highjacking my browser. My history is completly replaced with links to your web site. I cannot navigate back. I have to close my browser and start all over again or hold down the shift key when I click on your link in order to launch a new instance of IE8.
It looks like you used SmartBlend. The Zenith is pinched. You need to use a different blender or do two versions and manually combine them in Photoshop right before publishing.
DennisS I'm hearing something like this first time. Could you tell me what browser are you using and what operation system do you have?
I was blending using PTGui Lanczos 16. Do you mean to stitch two panoramas with different settings and than flatten them in Photoshop with layer opacity of one of them set to 50%? Why is like this? I don't really get this. I was sharpening panorama in LAB mode in L channel, maybe that's a problem, I don't know hats going on. I could not fix Zenith, I will try do it with krpano tools transforming to cubes ... Thnx for your help.
If you have Google or some other commercial banner on your web site, it is changing the browser history as well as sending Google a whole bunch of private information about you and your browsing habits back to Google for "marketing" purposes. This is a well known issue on the Internet. I am running Win 7 x64 w/IE8. Yours is not the only web site doing it. Google Leads is a very bad at this. To avoid this I redirect web sites back to my workstation using my hosts file. Here is part of it:
I use PTGui to stitch my panoramas. Sometimes when I have gravel, sand or grass under foot, I need to use Smartblen to get a good blend at the Nadir. Unfortunately Smarblend does not support blending across the Zenith. That is where you get pinching.
I do one complete stitch using PTGui, then a second stitch using Smartblend. I bring both images into Photoshop. I cut-n-paste one over the other, then mask out the top half of the Smartblend image letting the PTGui image come through the bottom half. It is a bit more work, but the end result is worth the effort.
If you absolutely cannot fix the Zenith, limit the up tilt angle so the viewer cannot see the Zenith. I would rather not let them see an issue just for the WOW factor of a 360x180 pano.
" then mask out the top half of the Smartblend image letting the PTGui image come through the bottom half"
It should read " then mask out the top half of the Smartblend image letting the PTGui image come through the TOP half". You should see the Smartlend image at the bottom with the PTGui image at the top.