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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
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?

Pol F. Gillard Pol F. Gillard
Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Strange stitching result...

Hi,
I’m quite new here with a Gigapan Epic Pro…
Just learning how to use this “beast” in order to process my new panos.
I am surprised with my first trials (4columns and 3rows), the final image comes out spherical with no recognizable element of what I have on the original pics !
What did I miss or did faulty ?
I have Vers. 2.1.0161 and Stitch.Efx is in trial period !!!), I do not understand very well why I only have a “trial” for the “Stitch.Efx” just after I spent 1k€ for this equipment !!!
Please can somebody help me in understanding how to get a “normal” pano from this software ?
Thanks a lot in advance, Pol

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / 500 Internal server error

Hi Peter,

Seems they have fixed this, the links now go to the Gallery page instead of the Gigapan page, which seems odd, but works. Same fix seems to be related to another 500 server from Gigapan Thumbnails reported in the forums.

Jason

Dan Sherman Dan Sherman
Posted: Aug 29, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 500 Internal Server Error from GigaPan thumbnail link

Angelko,

Thanks! Works much better now. Curiously, the thumbnail images from my 2 galleries disappeared. I uploaded new ones, so all is good.

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Aug 29, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 500 Internal Server Error from GigaPan thumbnail link

A fresh fix was just applied address this issue where group gallery gigapan links were not rendering properly. Thanks for your patience.

Johan Boom Johan Boom
Posted: Aug 28, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / EPIC Pro Camera Mount Vice/Clamp and Foot

Last monday i did get a EPIC Pro Camera Mount Vice/Clamp and Foot.
But it is not possible to use it with a Canon EOS 1D MkIII and Canon EF 100-400mm. It is not possible to get the camera in landscape position! The Camera grip will bump to the tightening knob.
Does any one have a solution?
The Canon EF100-400mm Lens i use for 99,9% when i make panorama’s. But it will be the same with amy EF 70-200MM Lens.

Johan

Dan Sherman Dan Sherman
Posted: Aug 27, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 500 Internal Server Error from GigaPan thumbnail link

Angelko,

Will this fix be deployed soon? I keep getting complaints from people that they are having problems with the links in my Galapagos galleries. I’m trying to show how GigaPan is a useful technique for environmental monitoring in Galapagos.

Thanks!

Jurry Hendriks Jurry Hendriks
Posted: Aug 27, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Printing?

Hi all,

I produce photomurals on wallpaper. Any size at 300dpi. Available width of the panels is 46.5 cm or 70cm. Sell all over Europe and I am a Gigapanner myself.
Check out http://gigapan.com/gigapans/112958 or http://gigapan.com/gigapans/110647.

Printing highres gigapans is no problem.
One of my printers prints 270cm wide (HP65500). In action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSxbzLiWQNg&feat….
Website for wallpaper: www.fotomuur.com or www.eigenesfotoaufwandtapete.de or www.photomur.fr or www.impresionmural.es. Just press the ‘result’ button on top of the screen to get an idea.
Since none of the websites is in English, contact me directly at Jurry@colorsurfer.com.

Although it is much more time consuming to prepare (ripping) a gigapan for printing then a regular photo, for fellow gigapanners I’ll charge the same.
€159,- for size up to 14m² for panel width 46.5cm. Without shipping.

Peter van North Peter van North
Posted: Aug 27, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Explore Score No More?

I agree with Ron. I checked through nearly 200 pages of “most recent” panoramas and all of them since July 23 had an explore score of zero. To my eye some of the panoramas looked very interesting and had clearly taken a lot of effort, and I suspect that some of the creators must be mildly discouraged that their scores haven’t moved off zero.

In keeping with Rons suggestion regarding an open discussion I would certainly like to see the current way the explore score is calculated, and I would also like to understand the time aspects in terms of when it is calculated.

Peter van North Peter van North
Posted: Aug 27, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / 500 Internal server error

Hi Jason,

Thank you very much

Peter

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Aug 26, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / 500 Internal server error

Hi,

I have found and reported the same problem. Curiously, if you click on the Title of the Gigapan in a Gallery, instead of the image itself, it works fine.
If you click on the image, it fails to load, with the ‘500’ server error, but if you then copy the address, and paste it into a new window, the address works fine.

Hope they figure it out soon, it’s on their home page this way…

Best

Jason

WebbCMH WebbCMH
Posted: Aug 26, 2012

Topic: Macro Gigapanning / Photographing a wall

I am fairly new to this and I am investigating Focus Stacked Macro Panoramas. From my limited research and looking at the Panoramas shown on this site and elsewhere, the software used to stitch the individual images together should remove most, if not all of the issues associated with key-stoning and curvature.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Aug 25, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / New EPIC 100 FOV Calculation bug?

Wondering if anyone else has seen this. I just upgraded to a new epic 100 after having used an original epic since the end of beta. At the same time. I bought a Panasonic fz150 super zoom to go with it. I shot a skyline Pano a few weeks back and got home to find that the images had 0 overlap. I know – shame on me for not paying attention when it was shooting! Anyway, I just assumed that I messed up somehow when setting the FOV. I came back to the same location today to reshoot, and set up very carefully. The imager once again said that 3.8 degrees was the correct FOV at 600mm. I tested it this time and got 0 overlap again! I dialed in 2.0 degrees and got what looks like 30 -40% overlap. I suspect that this is a bug in the firmware. Anyone else have a similar experience?

Ronnie Miranda Ronnie Miranda
Posted: Aug 24, 2012

Topic: Special-effects Gigapans / Pano to Virtual Reality

Try GPXtag http://www.gpxtag.com. Its not only for social media tagging but also allows labeling and adding descriptive text in different parts of the image for science, education and research. Allows taking of snapshots and sharing them via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Aug 24, 2012

Topic: Special-effects Gigapans / Pano to Virtual Reality

Take a look at KRPano http://www.krpano.com/

Terry Foss Terry Foss
Posted: Aug 24, 2012

Topic: Special-effects Gigapans / Printing Gigapans

Ben,

What you want to do is shoot and stitch the gigapan as suggested. 30% overlap is good. Then, after you have the full thing as a huge file, you can crop it into as many smaller chunks as you want with 0% overlap between them. Use your photo editor to do this. Those chunks you would then print borderless and hang with the clips.

Terry