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Topic: Hide my tripod!

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Computuition (Over 1 year ago)
I'm getting frustrated! I've just about mastered taking photosynth pictures with my iPhone and am amazed at the results but I am trying to either remove the parts of the tripod left in the photo using photoshop or add a circular badge with a logo to hide it. I've searched the forums, downloaded the photoshop plugin but there seems no way to upload from photoshop after editing and have the full 360 pan left, right, up and down without a black circle top and bottom. How is this done? I want to achieve a result like this: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=33513a3b-342f-476c-9c01-3c8809b71cc8&m=false&i=0:0:0&c=0:0:0&z=531.715150841827&d=-2.20193476261319:-2.23913404119156:-0.00203389274166482&p=0:0&t=False

Thanks
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Which projection option are you using in the Photoshop plugin? 

I am fairly much positive that that is precisely how that panorama that you link to was uploaded.
Computuition (Over 1 year ago)
I've tried them all! What I've been doing is saving the panorama from Photosynth to my camera roll and then after copying to my computer, opening with Photoshop and editing. When I then upload the image to Photosynth I never get it to view the complete panorama. There is always black top and bottom. If anyone knows the exact settings to get around this I'd be grateful.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Oh. Well, the flattened panorama from the mobile app (whether that be Windows Phone or iPhone) is really not ideal for re-uploading. 

You would be far better off just taking photos with your phone's default camera app and then stitching them with ICE or Photoshop's Photo Merge function and then editing a badge on with Photoshop and uploading from there. 

I'll try to get someone official from Photosynth or ICE to chime in on this, but you're really killing your resolution by shooting with the mobile app. If quality matters to you so much that you're going to all this trouble, I can't imagine limiting myself to the low resolution of the mobile app's shooting mode, no matter how cool it is.
Computuition (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for your replies about this. It's more about the methodology than the resolution. I have also used high res pictures, used ICE to to stitch and export as JPEG, opened in Photoshop and uploaded to Photosynth. Maybe I'm using the wrong settings in the PS plugin. Any advice is welcome.
Computuition (Over 1 year ago)
Just want to add that I've figured it out. Took a while but finally got there. Thanks again!
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I'd be interested in your summary of what worked for you, if you have the time and patience. It would be useful for others, I'm sure.
Computuition (Over 1 year ago)
The main thing I discovered is that when you save from an iPhone to camera roll the ratio of the photo isn't 2:1 which it needs to be when using the Photoshop plugin. So obviously the way to go is to use the default camera and then use ICE to stitch it all together. From ICE you can save to JPEG format (or anything else for that matter) and then open up in Photoshop to add the badge and any other editing. Then go to 'export', 'photosynth' and choose the 'Equirectangular' option with a field of view set to 360 degrees. Here is the result of my last experiment: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=f290493d-4a7a-4490-b294-19b5561bfe97
(I used my Panasonic camera for this one)
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