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Welcome to the GigaPan Forum!

This is the place for Gigapan.com members to offer peer-to-peer support for exchanging tips, ideas, comments, etc.

Those who need direct technical assistance with their GigaPan EPIC Series imagers, stitching software or gigapan.com membership account should contact us.

Recent Posts
Sanath kumar Sanath kumar
Posted: Aug 30, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / what lens would you choose?

Thanks for providing such a valuable post regarding lens. I like it.I want to buy 70-200mm this lens as it is best & the configuration is also best.As compared to other lens.

Sanath kumar Sanath kumar
Posted: Aug 30, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Gigapan Stitch Version 2.3 is Now Available

It is correct. The Above Post you have provided.
Vancouver Architecture

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Gigapan Stitch Version 2.3 is Now Available

My feedback is that you didn’t tell us where to get it like you did with 2.2.

Dave

BeckyLeung BeckyLeung
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Voting Problems in Competitions

Hi Ron,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will be fixing this issue.

Thanks again,
Becky Leung

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: api.gigapan.org / Impact of web site changes

Thanks Jenny. Great news :-)

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / Searching For A Second Lens

I’m not sure what you mean. As far as I know, the difficulties that stitching programs have are independent of the type of lens used. I’d say the most significant thing about a 10-22 is that it’s going to give you a good depth of field but that’s not what I’d want for landscapes because the entire scene is more-or-less at infinity. A 10-22 will also have a wide field of view which means you will cover the scene with fewer photos so you will be able to take 360s very quickly. They won’t be very big though. If you shoot less than 360 degrees with a 10mm lens I think there’s a chance that the finished shot will be too small to upload.

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Voting Problems in Competitions

I have been informed by a number of people trying to vote in the GSA Competition that the Voting Summary popup is blocking the stars, thus making it impossible to submit a vote (or change old votes). This appears to be a recent bug because I was able to vote successfully about a week ago. However, the low vote totals suggest to me that many potential voters have given up in frustration (to say nothing of other frustrations imposed by this highly gameable voting system).

Mamoru Suzuki Mamoru Suzuki
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Changing the font size of the topic

Hi!
Displaying topics has been improved in this renewal.
I would like to thank the efforts of Giapan team.
Thank you.

aclike aclike
Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Topic: Photo Editors / How to save a lower res Jpeg

there are many software on the internet that support tiff format. i would suggest you using this imaging sdk .net . it is able to save tiff to jpeg and vice versa or to other image formats.it is simple and powerfull but there is something i am not sure. how to save the full res to lower res by using this professional tool. you can give a try.

BeckyLeung BeckyLeung
Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Topic: Stitch / GigaPan Stitch 2.2 Beta Software Release

Stitch is updated to version 2.3! For more information, check out the latest forum post: http://gigapan.com/forums/9/topics/580

Thank you,
Becky Leung
becky@gigapan.com

BeckyLeung BeckyLeung
Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Gigapan Stitch Version 2.3 is Now Available

Stitch is updated to version 2.3 and now uses the BRISK image feature detector. Feature detectors contribute to image alignment by locating distinctive image features such as dots, corners, and crossings in the regions of image overlap.

Note for Mac users: Stitch 2.3 requires Mac OS 10.6 or higher. If you have Mac OS 10.4 or 10.5 you can upgrade your OS and use Stitch 2.3 or, if you already have Stitch 2.2 or earlier, you may continue to use that.

We’d like to hear your feedback!

Thank you,
Becky Leung
becky@gigapan.com

Jenny Walsh Jenny Walsh
Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Topic: api.gigapan.org / Impact of web site changes

Kilgore, Our goal with future work on the API is to build out and up in a way that offers new tools and functionality to developers but doesn’t break anything that folks have worked very hard on to that point. If, unknown to our current plans, such a change would be necessary, we would take great care to give notice well in advance to the developer community and provide options if we can.

Currently, we have no plans that would do this. Great question!

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Policy on links is "open"?

Since posting this there has been a reply from GS in this thread: http://www.gigapan.com/forums/13/topics/570

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Stitching Issues

There are two factors that are relevant: the amount of (vertical) overlapping and the aspect ratio of your camera’s images (from which you can deduce the horizontal overlapping). I believe the default value for the aspect ratio is 4:3, and on the GigaPan Pro you can change this but I don’t know if that is true of other models.

Having said that, the most likely cause of the problem you describe is that you haven’t set up the gigapan zoom correctly (or you did but then accidentally changed the zoom without noticing). I’m referring to the bit of the process where the gigapan unit asks you to set the top and bottom of the picture if you’re not sure what I’m referring to – different gigapan models/firmware call this different things.

HTH

Get Out Of Auto Mode Get Out Of Auto...
Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / Searching For A Second Lens

I am in search for a second lens and will be mainly using it for landscape panorama. Will I have an issue as for as stitching is concern?

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-10-22mm-3-5-4-…

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Aug 27, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Public Profiles - missing information

Hello Becky and Gigapan Team,

Thank you for your letting us know that our feedback is appreciated! I look forward to enjoying this ever improving sticky site known as Gigapan.com!

Best of luck coding.

Jason

BeckyLeung BeckyLeung
Posted: Aug 27, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Public Profiles - missing information

Hello all,

We really appreciate all your responses and take them very seriously. Your feedback is valuable and we will continually share with our internal team.

Regarding nofollow, we have our team working on this. The reason we do use the nofollow property is to protect against spamming on our site. There are people who are continually trying to advertise all sorts of unrelated goods, etc. through gigapan.com and the nofollow slows their success rates. However, we agree that there should be the ability for members to offer more connected information from an image detail page and definitely from their own profile pages.

We also agree with Jason that we need to re-include the stats on profile pages. We will work on getting this back in the new future.

We also have tickets related to the bug that limits featured gigapans. We certainly don’t want to be limiting this!

Thank you again for your honest feedback!

Best,
Becky Leung
becky@gigapan.com

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: Aug 27, 2013

Topic: Stitch / diagonal mess on first stitch

Dean,

Perhaps not setting the rows & columns to match the way you took your 90 photos. The default setting in Stitch is 5 rows, but I am guessing your 90 is 3 rows by 30 wide. In the stitching notes I see it was done with 5 (default) rows by 18 columns.

You can edit the Description field to have anything you like and change it also after uploading. I don’t believe you can edit the stitcher notes at any time.

Dave

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Aug 27, 2013

Topic: Embedding / Embed - Image Attribution

Wow, Jenny, thank you for the thoughtful, full reply! I am excited to hear that development is already underway on making the embeds a truly outstanding product! I am also very glad about the commitment and follow through to improvements to the Gigapan.com product.

I can envision, if there was the potential for image creators to receive some compensation for their hard work through print sales or if there was some sort of commercial embed licensing arrangement, image creators would produce the highest quality, interesting content, to be spread through embeds throughout the web and making the web a more detailed beautiful place;)

Thanks

Jason

Jenny Walsh Jenny Walsh
Posted: Aug 27, 2013

Topic: Embedding / Embed - Image Attribution

Jason, Thanks so much for your comments. We are very much in agreement and all of what you outline as important features to include in our embedded viewer are either in development as we speak or targeted in our feature tracking tool. If you take a look at our viewer that originates from the mobile iOS app, you will get an idea of where we are headed with the embedded viewers. Here is an example: www.gigapan.com/mobile/iOS/1.0/?is-nav-enabled=….

I am quick to point out that we are not finished and have learned more since we launched this example version. It’s just an example of some of what we are working on. The embedded viewer we will launch for all new embedded images (or for members who would like to refresh their existing embeds) will include features of this example along with the design of the viewer we recently updated on gigapan.com. Main features will include:
- linking to the specific image detail page and not the Gigapan homepage (in example);
- inclusion of the photographer’s name, linked to his profile page;
- abbreviated description display with a link to for the full detail page information;
- the print button so that members can market their images from any location outside of gigapan.com (in example);
- social media sharing links (in example);
- and snapshots.

We also hope to improve the size of the embedded viewer as well as working to simplify access and your control of your embedded photographs.

We will launch this new embedded version as HTML5 only but will not limit or affect images currently embedded in the Flash/first Seadragon version. New embeds would take on the new features and members could update existing embeds at their convenience. Our goal is to offer this new embed early this fall.

Thank you again for the comments and suggestions. We completely agree!

deanroczen deanroczen
Posted: Aug 26, 2013

Topic: Stitch / diagonal mess on first stitch

Greetings,

My first Gigapan seemed like it was going well in the field, but when I stitched it using V 2.0 this is the result I got:

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/2fde86f90df47e7…

Any clues why?

On the same vein, is there an easy way to post/append the stitching notes? They seem to contain a lot of god info on how these photos were acquired.

Thanks. DeanR

Bo Gehring Bo Gehring
Posted: Aug 26, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Detailed info on overlap and blending

Hi,

Where can detailed technical information on overlap and blending be found? I’m using Epic Pro and Stitcher EFX. The immediate question is whether overlap can intentionally set to exceed 75%. And would the autopano GIGA stitching software give more technical control for this kind of thing than Stitcher? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Bo Gehring

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Aug 26, 2013

Topic: Products / New Gigapan Field Backpack

This is a good-looking item but postage from the US is prohibitively expensive.

Glen David Short Glen David Shor...
Posted: Aug 25, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / what lens would you choose?

Another idea, (albeit one which I have not yet tried) is to use, say, a good 150mm prime lens coupled with a quality 2x converter. In theory a rear-fitting converter will reduce your aperture, and in so doing, increase your DOF. (front-fitting converters dont change the aperture)

Gerhard Korts Gerhard Korts
Posted: Aug 25, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Stitching Issues

Made my first pano yesterday, 9 columms, 3 rows, after stitching I got no pano but 9 columms. I have no idea what happend or what did I wrong.
Update: I went through the stitch notes and found only a vertical overlapping. According to the manual there is only the overlapping percentage to choose. You find me adviceless.
Gerhard