I've been using the inbuilt Photoshop Photomerge tool for about 2 years with pretty good results, but was having a lot of trouble with some of the canyon shots from the US trip trying to get a good merge. The preview view in CS2 Photomerge is simply too small to work out if the placement of the images is correct. For this pano, I used a tool called The Panorama Factory
, which uses the old style of merging where a series of points is defined in each overlapping image so assist the software with the merge.
One of the nice features of the tool is that the warped images produced during the merge process are saved, which makes applying manual touch-ups to fix up ghost blurs much easier. You simply bring in a section of the warped images, overlay over the blur, and feather-in with a soft brush. I managed to get 7 images perfectly merged with no lines visible even when viewed a full resolution.
Wed, Mar 28 2007 4:21