In my last post, I discussed a 360-degree panorama that I used http://www.jkuula.co to display. In this post, I went a bit further in complexity and used Microsoft’s Image Composite Editor (ICE) to stitch the 34 photos making up the panorama. The steps were basically these.
- The images were taken with my DJI Mavic Pro using its automatic Spherical Pan flight mode.
- Then each of 34 DNG images were edited in PS CC to improve their brightness/contrast and color with identical settings for each image.
- Than the edited images were saved as JPEG files and imported into ICE for stitching to create a spherical projection 6000 pixels wide.
- PS CC was used to add additional sky to top of the stitched panorama to get 6000×3000 image. The 2:1 ratio is required by Facebook in order for it to project the final image. Other projection sites may not have this requirement.
- The composite was then converted to a 3D image in PS CC and saved.
Here is the link to the Panorama as displayed using Kuula.co.
I like the workflow highlighted above, because it allows me to make any desired adjustments to the DNG (RAW) images prior compositing.
Until next time…