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Just so you know, Max....

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:02 pm
by WWG
PTA is still an active part of my photography toolset. As easy as doing panos in Lightroom or PS is, Adobe just doesn't get it.

Town Hall, Blue Hill, Maine, 2x2 pano
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Work in Progress, Brooklin, Maine, 3x2
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Flye Point, Brooklin, Maine, 3x2
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Making PTA more compatible with Adobe would be nice, but I can get by as is. I use exiftool to attach the EXIF and Lr's ICC profile from one of the PTA input files to the output pano file. A more plugin-like configuration would make things go faster.

Re: Just so you know, Max....

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:31 pm
by maxlyons
That's great to hear!

In fact, I have been working on some other projects recently that involve copying EXIF data around between images, so perhaps I'll take a look and see if I can incorporate some of this back into PTAssembler. I know that in the past I have been reluctant to do this because it wasn't clear to me which tags should/could be copied and still remain valid in the context of an assembled panorama, but adding GPS and time data seems like it might be a good place to start.

Max

Re: Just so you know, Max....

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:59 pm
by WWG
This is my bat file for Exiftool.

exiftool.exe -TagsFromFile %2 --Orientation -ICC_Profile %1

It brings all tags from one of the input files except orientation since the pano might be different than the input files and PTA has already set that correctly. I have to bring the ICC profile that Lighroom uses (ProPhoto) over to the pano or Lightroom will assume sRGB. I could avoid that by exporting sRGB tiffs but I'd rather keep the wider profile until I print.