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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
Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Sep 10, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Spaces between paragraphs

Ah yes, the spaces should be there. I’ll setup a request to fix this.
Thanks!

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: Sep 9, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Printing?

StarrGraphics printed my 48″ × 134″ 5-Gigapixel pan. Printed on an HP DesignJet L26500 on HP Photo-realistic poster paper. Photoshop exported file sent to be printed was 15GB. Out of the stitcher tool it was 119020 × 42184 pixels and was in Photoshop RAW format. That is the only way to export out of stitcher since it exceeds JPEG and TIFF size limits. A GigaPan of the finished and mounted print is at http://gigapan.com/gigapans/113711. The original pan is at http://gigapan.com/gigapans/49865.

mrpiv@me.com

MARSHALL ADAMS MARSHALL ADAMS
Posted: Sep 8, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Printing?

It has been a couple of years since I printed anything with my “very old” Large Format ENCAD PRINTER, but most people seemed to think that they needed a really BIG file in order to have a massively large printout. A simple 35mm image would ratio out with the 36" printer at around 54" long. The only specs I needed with that old printer was that it had to be a RGB file, a TIFF, and the surprise to most customers was that I only needed 2MB of data per square foot of output. As I said, it was a really old printer that I used in a studio I had about 10 years ago. The RIP took care of all the nuts & bolts.

I still today have a canvas print of 34"x 34"(Gallery Wrap) hanging in my Living Room. The dpi was 1040 × 1040. This size equates to 9 sq. ft. As I recall, my pricing on it was about $500 or so.

Printers today are far more advanced and far more flexible in their requirements.

Steve Bardolph Steve Bardolph
Posted: Sep 7, 2012

Topic: Upload / No Mountable File Systems

Thank you for your quick and helpful response Paul (thanks also to Alicia, who emailed). Downloading Stitch (and Upload) from this page worked well:
http://www.gigapan.com/cms/downloads#sbl_stitch
and the .dmg file installed properly on my Mac. The cksum matched yours precisely, and my issue is now solved…I just wanted the 2.1.0160 version of GigaPan Upload, and now have it.

I had been trying to use the link for Upload download (yes, that’s what I meant to write ;-) here: http://www.gigapan.com/cms/downloads#sbl_upload
and attempting to install the downloaded file still generates the “no mountable file system” error for me. For troubleshooting purposes, this is the cksum I consistently get for that file with repeated downloads:
610573210 12008448 /Users/steve/downloads/GigaPan-Stitch-Upload-2.1.0160.dmg

Other .dmg files, both from GigaPan and from other software providers are mounting and installing fine, but not the GigaPan-Stitch-Upload-2.1.0160.dmg

This link and file work great though, so my problem is solved and I’ll be uploading soon!
http://www.gigapan.com/cms/downloads#sbl_stitch

Paul Heckbert Paul Heckbert
Posted: Sep 7, 2012

Topic: Upload / No Mountable File Systems

I believe some of you are already in contact with Alicia, our customer service person.

As far as we know, “no mountable file system” errors on Macs are a symptom of a corrupted DMG file, i.e. the file got damaged during transmission somewhere between our server and your computer, perhaps due to a bit error in the network. If you get this error, I suggest you delete the DMG file, re-download it, and try again.

If the problem persists, you can use the Terminal program and then run the cksum program like this:

paul$ cksum ~/downloads/*dmg
1895761167 27802112 /Users/paul/downloads/GigaPan-Stitch-2.1.0160.dmg

which tells us that the file size of GigaPan-Stitch-2.1.0160.dmg is 27802112 and its checksum is 1895761167

If you run cksum and get a different result for this particular file, it means your file is corrupted (and is useless). If the checksum is as shown then your DMG file is fine and you should not get a “no mountable file systems” error. Note that every DMG file is typically going to have a different checksum.

If your file has the wrong checksum then try downloading again.

If re-downloading doesn’t solve your problem then please let us know!

-Paul
GigaPan Stitch Developer

Steve Bardolph Steve Bardolph
Posted: Sep 6, 2012

Topic: Upload / No Mountable File Systems

I’m having the same problem on three different Macs running 10.7.4. Here’s what I just sent to GigaPan tech support: Hello GigaPan support,

I can download the new GigaPan-Stitch-Upload-2.1.0160.dmg for Mac, but when I double click to install it I get this error message consistently (on three different Macs running OS X 10.7.4):
“Warning: The following disk images couldn’t be opened: Image: GigaPan-Stitch-Upload-2.1.0160.dmg, Reason: no mountable file systems”

This is the same problem Paul Reibel, posting on the forum, is having:
http://www.gigapan.com/posts/search?mine=true&q…

I would really like to use the updated upload software to upload images created with my Epic 100. THANKS for any help you can provide!

Francesc Saldaña Francesc Salda...
Posted: Sep 6, 2012

Topic: Embedding / What happened with panorama viewer?

I had a website with some panoramaviewers… and they do not work any more… anyboday knows why? Can I see snapshots of my gigapans in my website without any more uploadings? Thanks!

sergeeck sergeeck
Posted: Sep 5, 2012

Topic: Upload / No Mountable File Systems

The same result on Mountain Lion 10.8.1. Where are developers?

bkaylor bkaylor
Posted: Sep 5, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Spaces between paragraphs

When I edit my descriptions I put a line space between paragraphs, but when viewing the gigapan the spaces are removed. Is there a trick to getting the spaces to stay in?

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Sep 2, 2012

Topic: Photo Editors / Best editing software

The 30,000 pixel limit is not a photoshop limit, but a limit of the TIFF format. PhotoShop also has the .PSB format which has no such limitation.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Sep 2, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / In what format to save the Image plus 65535 × 65535

Stitch provides the ability to save as RAW for just that reason. After editing, the image can be saved as RAW again or as Photoshop PSB.

Pol F. Gillard Pol F. Gillard
Posted: Sep 2, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Strange stitching result...

Hi Mosley,
Unfortunately the Tiffs in 8 bits do not deliver a better result, the final image still in spherical mode and unreadable !
Any idea or suggestion, is this a faulty manipulation on my side or is it an issue due to the D800/D800E new fie type ?
Thanks for your help and advices
Pol

David Wright David Wright
Posted: Sep 2, 2012

Topic: Photo Editors / Best editing software

I am new to editing Gigapan shots and see from a previous discussion there is a file size limit in Photoshop that my files are going to exceed (>30,000 pixels wide). I see Corel Paint is one option from that discussion but are there any other recommendations? Thanks

Pol F. Gillard Pol F. Gillard
Posted: Sep 2, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Strange stitching result...

Thks Mosley !
I’m now trying the 8bits TIFF but I’m almost sure it will work without problem…
Nikon D800E has a new format of raw files, could the into TIFF format conversions have an influence on the software behaviour ?
I shall post the results here later today.
Pol

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Sep 1, 2012

Topic: Stitch / RELEASE OF STITCH VERSION 2.1

Luca:

I notice that the sky around the tops of the buildings looks different too. You may need to turn off the Auto Lighting Optimizer in your camera settings – it’s related to the DIGIC processor in your camera. Look at this old thread (if clicking on the link doesn’t work, copy and paste it into a browser) http://forum.gigapan.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=736

By the way, I love Venice – what’s the Italian word for ’Jealous"?

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Sep 1, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Strange stitching result...

Your matrix looks fine – unless there’s something odd about the files themselves, there’s no logical reason for TIFF and JPEG files with the same content to stitch differently.

Looking at your filenames – did you try to stitch 16-bit tiff files? The first thing I would try is to resave those as 8-bit and try stitching them again. Although Stitch technically supports 16-bit tiff files, there may be something in the file format that’s confusing the software.

As for the stitchefx question, here’s a quote from the technical manual:

For the first 14 days after the initial run, Stitch runs in “Efx mode” (meaning the features of Efx are enabled), always, whether the user has entered no license key, has entered a Stitch Basic license key, or a Stitch.Efx license key. After that trial period expires, the software functions in the mode dictated by its license key.

All of the imagers come with two Stitch Basic licenses, if I’m not mistaken, so after 14 days you should just have a running version of Stitch Basic.

Pol F. Gillard Pol F. Gillard
Posted: Sep 1, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Strange stitching result...

Thank you, you are right I don’t give enough info, sorry…
Here are the links showing what I mean.
In the “options” nothing was selected for both stitchings.

http://www.geosolve.be/MOM/matrix.jpg
http://www.geosolve.be/MOM/from-tiff16bits.jpg
http://www.geosolve.be/MOM/from-jpg.jpg

Thanks in advance for your kind help !
Pol

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Aug 31, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Strange stitching result...

If you can upload the result to Gigapan.com and provide a screenshot of the Choose Images screen, I’m sure someone can help. Without a look at the results, any feedback or suggestions would be guesses.

Pol F. Gillard Pol F. Gillard
Posted: Aug 31, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Strange stitching result...

Nobody to help ?
As additional information, if the same images (in Jpeg instead of Tiff) are processed the same way with the same parameters the result is quite good…

Paweł Podniesiński Paweł Podniesi...
Posted: Aug 31, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / In what format to save the Image plus 65535 × 65535

Hello I wanted to Ask you what you propose to save as much GigaPano image except JPG whose maximum size is 65535 × 65535 pixels .
Firs I wanted to save it in TIFF but TIFF maximum size is 2 GB !!
What do you think about this ?

Luca Chemello Luca Chemello
Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Topic: Special-effects Gigapans / HDR Workflow

I do this on my last gigapan http://www.3dpan.org/107807
Shot in 1 photo Raw and the process it with photomatrix with bach single photo, so avoid wind movement with tree

Luca Chemello Luca Chemello
Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Topic: Stitch / RELEASE OF STITCH VERSION 2.1

Sorry for long delay to reply, well you are right, next time I’ll fix the time, But if I have a large amount of sky (light) and huge amount of sea (dark), if I make the timing and the aperture fix, I have strange result ?

Paul  Reibel Paul Reibel
Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Topic: Upload / No Mountable File Systems

Also tried on a Mac using 10.6.8, same results.. Is there a link to an older version of the uploader?

Ryan Santoro Ryan Santoro
Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Printing?

StarrGraphix.com We do Gigapan printing that starts at $2.30 sq/ft. No hidden fees and we are located in the USA. We do not ship outside the US. If you have questions email or call me.

724-287-8277 or ryan@starrimageproducts.com

Paul  Reibel Paul Reibel
Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Topic: Upload / No Mountable File Systems

Attempted to download the current GigaPan-Stitch-Upload-2.1.0160.dmg file…. tried on 2 different Macs running 10.8.1… after the dmg file downloaded, I double clicked on the dmg file and keep getting the error: No Mountable File Systems…

Any ideas?