Re: [PanoToolsNG] Adobe RAW conversion
thanks for the reply. I know that I compare strawberries and apples but it is
interesting that I needed to stitch same set of images (105 mm on 5DMK2) to 360° 5Gpix panorama with PTGui about 20 hours and with Giga stitcher less than an
hour with the same PC. However PTGui is with much better quality and result is
fine for printing when with Giga stitcher, the panorama is appropriate only for a Web where most
people wouldn't see notice the difference.
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From: Roger Howard <rogerhoward@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] Adobe RAW conversion
Just a note to avoid any confusion - this "raw" format is completely different than a "Camera RAW" file (such as is editable in Lightroom or Adobe Camera RAW).
A "Photoshop Raw" file is basically just a dump of the raw pixel values in the final image from Gigapan - it's like a BMP without any header. This "format" has been in Photoshop for well over a decade. One benefit is it makes no assumptions about maximum dimensions - the only limit is the file size limit of your operating system (and the 300,000 pixels per dimension limit in current Photoshop versions).
When you open the .raw in Photoshop you'll have to manually set the pixel dimensions (it should guess correctly, but not always), the number of channels (3 for RGB), pixel depth (8bit most likely), and I believe check the "Interleaved" box.
To upload one of these ".raw" files using Gigapan Uploader you actually have to include the pixel dimensions in the file name, if I recall correctly.