PTEditor rocks (on the Mac)!
- Hi list,
I had given up using PTEditor on Windows at the time my panoramas
overwhelmed the panorama dimension limitation caused by Java. I then
used Cubic Converter on the Mac for routine Nadir/Zenith editing. I
may have used the "adjust" plugin to edit special cases including
angularly longer than 100 degrees straight objects and when the error
to be corrected crosses over the edge between two cubic faces. I also
rarely work on Windows anymore unless a specific software doesn't run
on the Mac.
About PTEditor, Serge Maandag had asked on this list : Are you sure
you want to use the dino? :)
About a year after his question, I would now answer YES.
Jurassic Park Pano Episode:
A couple of month ago, I have at last decided to install Kevin
Kratzke's "PTEditor for Mac OS X" that I had downloaded a long while
ago. And to give it a try:
To my surprise, I was able to extract, edit in PS CS 3, insert
partial image back, repeat again many other times before finally
saving the panorama with dimensions exceeding 15000 x7500 pixels,
i.e. about 99% of my work can be handled!
This is done in a very decent short time on my dual 2GHz G5 (w/ 7 GB
of DDR SDRAM) very easily. Differing from Kevin's prescription,
PTEditor can be launched, run and monitored from MacOS's Terminal.
I have consequently started a new (rather complicated) endeavor that
IMHO could not be done without PTEditor in a life-time. I have
treated 130x20 degrees partials probably more that sixty times
already on this project;-)
Even if this is with 8bits tiff only, I believe having been told that
handling such dimension was not possible and my previous experience
on Windows would have confirmed this.
On the Kekus forum (Jan 2005) one can read from Kevin:
<< You can find an OS X PTEditor at (it's Java based, slow and can
only handle medium to small sized images) >>
With my nearly outdated H/W configuration, my experience is exactly
Did somebody else experiment PTEditor on the Mac?
What was the outcome?
It looks like PTEditor isn't available for Mac OS X from Kekus any
Is this true?
Another way to install without compiling ?