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I am new to the forums, but wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Affinity developers.   I use to be a Photoshop user, but have now deleted Photoshop from my computer(s) and have decided to go solely with Affinity Photo.  I have not been disappointed.  

I am especially thrilled with the Panorama function of Affinity, so much so that it has replaced Panorama Maker Pro 5.0 for me.    It is a cleaner process and actually does a much better job of stitching very detailed images.  The attached image was 6 photos, and it stitched this image 99% accurately.  I did very little corrections, which is highly unusual for these type of panorama images.  And I do a ton of them.   So, just wanted to join the forum and share my experiences with Affinity software and the panorama feature.   Thanks again.

NOTE:   This entire image was done using Affinity Photo, including the background and text.  Logo's are used in accordance with fair use.

Memorial Stadium Sideline Pano1.jpg

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Welcome to the forum Jack Reacher.
Very nicely done.
There seems to be a tiny bit of possible ‘ghosting’ to the right and left of the tall white post above the big screen on the left but that could just be how I’m viewing the image and it’s a minor issue. Also, the “IG” at centre-top isn’t very visible but I don’t know what restrictions you have on that.
Anyway, lovely work and a nice image.

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18 hours ago, Jack Reacher said:

I am new to the forums, but wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Affinity developers.   I use to be a Photoshop user, but have now deleted Photoshop from my computer(s) and have decided to go solely with Affinity Photo.  I have not been disappointed.  

I am especially thrilled with the Panorama function of Affinity, so much so that it has replaced Panorama Maker Pro 5.0 for me.    It is a cleaner process and actually does a much better job of stitching very detailed images.  The attached image was 6 photos, and it stitched this image 99% accurately.  I did very little corrections, which is highly unusual for these type of panorama images.  And I do a ton of them.   So, just wanted to join the forum and share my experiences with Affinity software and the panorama feature.   Thanks again.

NOTE:   This entire image was done using Affinity Photo, including the background and text.  Logo's are used in accordance with fair use.

Memorial Stadium Sideline Pano1.jpg

Welcome aboard!

This is cool. What were your thoughts on processing time? I've not done panos in a long while and the last time I used Lightroom. I'm getting ready to shoot some HDR pano background plates (but not this wide) for some composite images I'm working on. I'd like to process the images entirely in AP if possible, as like you, have removed Photoshop (All Adobe) from my machines.

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5 hours ago, Smee Again said:

@GarryP - it's the logo for the "BIG 10" collegiate football conference. The "IG" is also supposed to represent "10" thus the difference in color.

That is correct.  I also decided to blend it into the background. 

 

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12 hours ago, GarryP said:

Welcome to the forum Jack Reacher.
Very nicely done.
There seems to be a tiny bit of possible ‘ghosting’ to the right and left of the tall white post above the big screen on the left but that could just be how I’m viewing the image and it’s a minor issue. Also, the “IG” at centre-top isn’t very visible but I don’t know what restrictions you have on that.
Anyway, lovely work and a nice image.

Thanks for the welcome Garry.  Greatly appreciated.

The "tall white post" is a flag post, and I will take a look at that.  I had to do some sky replacement on that end of the pano, so it is possible I need to touch it up some.  Thanks for noticing it.

The IG is part of the Logo of the Big Ten conference, and it is designed that way.   You may know the answer to this question that I have been searching for.   When adding text, or graphics to an image, I love to create an affect of that logo, and then I use to take the "FILL" adjustment in Photoshop all the way down to ZERO, exposing just the "affect", (like shadow) of that graphic.  In Photoshop, you have Opacity adjustments, and then FILL adjustment for text affects.   Does Affinity have such an adjust like "FILL"?

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1 hour ago, DannyBCreative said:

Welcome aboard!

This is cool. What were your thoughts on processing time? I've not done panos in a long while and the last time I used Lightroom. I'm getting ready to shoot some HDR pano background plates (but not this wide) for some composite images I'm working on. I'd like to process the images entirely in AP if possible, as like you, have removed Photoshop (All Adobe) from my machines.

This pano took about 2 hours total to be honest.  I had to do some sky work on the left hand side of the pano, as it was partially blown out.  I also did a little bit of corrections on the areas that did not stitch perfectly, and then did some text, border, and graphics work.

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10 minutes ago, Jack Reacher said:

This pano took about 2 hours total to be honest.  I had to do some sky work on the left hand side of the pano, as it was partially blown out.  I also did a little bit of corrections on the areas that did not stitch perfectly, and then did some text, border, and graphics work.

Cool. 2 hours isn't bad, right? I mean, it's not that bad for the amount of work you did to get to the final image. Was this for a paying client or for personal enjoyment? If a paying client, than I definitely think 2 hours is more than reasonable. 

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45 minutes ago, DannyBCreative said:

Cool. 2 hours isn't bad, right? I mean, it's not that bad for the amount of work you did to get to the final image. Was this for a paying client or for personal enjoyment? If a paying client, than I definitely think 2 hours is more than reasonable. 

Oh no, definitely personal enjoyment.  I had been trying to get inside of this football stadium for a few years, but it was always locked and I was unable to get in.  This time, I was able to get in, and just take the photos at my leisure.   I have taken much longer on some pano's in the past, but to be perfectly honest, it was because I had to do much more corrections in the past due to poor stitching.  I was absolutely thrilled with how Affinity stitched this pano.  It was even much more accurate than my dedicated Pano software, Panorama Maker Pro 5.0.   I can see the day, when I delete Panorama Maker Pro also. 

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47 minutes ago, Jack Reacher said:

Oh no, definitely personal enjoyment.  I had been trying to get inside of this football stadium for a few years, but it was always locked and I was unable to get in.  This time, I was able to get in, and just take the photos at my leisure.   I have taken much longer on some pano's in the past, but to be perfectly honest, it was because I had to do much more corrections in the past due to poor stitching.  I was absolutely thrilled with how Affinity stitched this pano.  It was even much more accurate than my dedicated Pano software, Panorama Maker Pro 5.0.   I can see the day, when I delete Panorama Maker Pro also. 

Awesome. Now did you stitch jpegs or raw images? In the past I'd use Lighroom to stitch a pano of raw images, resulting in a raw (DNG) pano which was awesome for editing. One of the only things I miss about Adobe. :(

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1 hour ago, DannyBCreative said:

Awesome. Now did you stitch jpegs or raw images? In the past I'd use Lighroom to stitch a pano of raw images, resulting in a raw (DNG) pano which was awesome for editing. One of the only things I miss about Adobe. :(

RAW only.  I love the fact you can stitch RAW files in Affinity.   I really am enjoying this software.

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