Talk:Stitching 2008 State of the Art
I put this article in the category Info, but I don't know whether this is ok. I'd appreciate, if there where ideas for another or for a new category, where such articles fit better. Suggestions which other articles should be in such a category are welcome, too. --Erik Krause 21:23, 30 April 2008 (CEST)
Hmm, I'd say it seems like a school lesson explaining how things work. I can imagine at least 2 subclasses fort this kind: Lessons explaining how it technically works and lessons explaining how to shoot/choose a composition. These are not tutorials, because a tutorial tells you step by step how to do a job. Possible titles for the category that come to mind are: Classroom, Lectures, Primers, Howitworks, Understanding. A native english speaker could probably come up with the word that says it all. So you'd get something like:
- Classroom:Stitcher technology
- Classroom:Panorama photography
This page would be in the first category. The second category would be good for e.g. composition tips and tips on setting up your camera. --Serge 13:18, 1 May 2008 (CEST)
I'd say it is an introduction to stitching, and the almost top of a pyramid. Prior to it is shooting, and after it is publishing. This one is Stitching. I second Serge's idea. I'm no native language speaker and have no alternative keywords to offer. I'd prefer "HowItWorks".
IMO it would make sense to add list of links under each step of the process (remapping, exposure, blending), to
- related tutorials/"HowTo"
- more detailed HowItWorks
- software used or, better, to a comparison of them
If the above exist.
I would remove the time element from it (2008). If a time element is needed, I'd put it into a blog, and just keep here the latest version. Could be interesting to have a "historical" timeline of stitching later on.
Last but not least, I'd link this page, once it is the top of the pyramid described above, on the Main Page, where there are three automated site overviews (which I'd rather put in the end, like books have their (automated) index at the end and link this page inside "Working with the Panorama Tools". This page shows to the new reader what advantage he will get if he dwelves into reading the details of the wiki and belongs IMO even before the "Getting started" page.
--Yuval 14:03, 1 May 2008 (CEST)
What does a native speaker think about Background? Or is How it works better? --Erik Krause 20:18, 1 May 2008 (CEST)
I am certainly happy to have this writeup interlinked with other pages. On purpose I did not mention that I used hugin and enblend for this work, as I thought that it should be a generic write-up. Nevertheless I am happy to have this discussed if one feels to add a footnote telling about the tools used.
Regarding the year, I feel it is worth to have this as a snapshot in time (as well). Although I do not mention it, the alignment is to subpixels but not perfect (I believe it is not parallax error). The seam finding of enblend is non-perfect - if one knows where to look on sees an offset in a vertical line. I would not rename this page, but I would be more than happy to have to contents copied to another page. Maybe State of the Art Stitching? Not 100% sure about the name.
Obviously one can complement this page with a (how this was achieved)-page, but that would come close to duplicating the already existing two images tutorials. I also could show the result of the intelligent seam finding and so on, as I do have these images on file back at home.
I have added:
At the time of photography, a few points have been observed that make these photos good raw material for proper stitching.
which should link to concise guidelines of what is necessary - and what not - for images to be stitched. Maybe I find some time to start such a page. --Klaus 17:12, 2 May 2008 (CEST)
I am wondering about a top-of-pyramid page.
Making panoramas is about:
- Photo Shooting - How to obtain suitable photos.
- Stitching - The stitching process.
- Viewing and Publishing - What to do with a panoramic image.
So far my thoughts
I have reworked this article into How Stitching Works. It is the page to show if I want to explain how stitching works. This page here is if I need to make the point why not to use simple photoshopping. -- Klaus 01:42, 3 May 2008 (CEST)