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How do I find the focal length when stitching images made with an unknown lens in Hugin?

No, you need to enter either the field of view (FOV), or the lens and crop factor information. Luckily for you, for the Apollo mission images, the camera and lens information is well documented. The ...
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Super-resolution photos by interactive focus stacking and image stitching?

My own experience with doing similar things would suggests that you should take all the pictures you need to take in one go using a using a tripod (note that tripods are cheap). The workflow for the ...
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How does a stitched panorama compare with a wide-angle lens?

What you get with stitching is increased resolution, more control over the projection used, and possibly some artifacts if something moves or the light changes. If you want to simulate what you'd get ...
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How does a stitched panorama compare with a wide-angle lens?

What differences will I get if I shoot the scene with a narrow-angle lens (from the same position as I would have done with the wide lens) and stitch the images with Hugin or Autostitch, e.g. in terms ...
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Reason for slanting in an arc on the far left and right when panning on a tripod?

What is the cause of the slanting arc as I pan? Is it parallax ...? Or is it that I'm not doing a good enough job leveling the tripod? It isn't parallax. If you're consistently getting a similar ...
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Why does merging JPEGs to panorama in Photoshop increase file size by 100x?

Why does this happen? Is photoshop creating new information? ... The max size should be no more than 5 * 5 = 25Mb, right? Your source images are JPG, so it doesn't make sense to compare their sizes ...
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Why does Hugin stitch two pictures the wrong way with big steps?

Three issues are very apparent: You did not rotate the camera about the no parallax point, often mistakenly called the nodal point. This is readily apparent in the relative alignments of various ...
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Night Sky SuperResolution (instead of star trails) - possible?

Superresolution techniques require pretty good source data to start with, and that source data usually needs slight offsets between each frame (dithering.) Without a tracking mount, you will see field ...
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Why does merging JPEGs to panorama in Photoshop increase file size by 100x?

Layers always increase images size, as photoshop tells you when saving. Depending on the original pixel size, the size of the Tiff is the total nuber of pixel x3 x nº of layers. But with LZW ...
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image compositing to remove telephone wires?

If the background is sky, or is lighter than the wires, then stack your multiple images, align them and then for each wire you want to remove: with the image with the wire below and image without the ...
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How can I display a very high resolution panorama online?

Pannellum can do exactly this, especially since you mention you are willing to self-host. The project is well-documented with sample code snippets and reference materials for each feature. It also ...
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What is the meaning of the distance parameter for line control points?

From http://hugin.sourceforge.net/docs/manual/Hugin_Control_Points_table.html: Distance, the distance in pixels between a perfect alignment and the actual alignment achieved by the optimiser. ...
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How to fix wavy horizon in panoramas, ideally in LR?

Check that your camera is level in pitch and roll. These types of issues happen when you shift the orientation/location of the camera between shots. The bumps typically happen at the seams between ...
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How to match colors on photographs stitched together?

Normally you would include a an object known to be white in each frame. There are special things for this, most commonly White-Balance Cards Then, you use the software to pick the WB from that point. ...
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How to prevent AutoPano from splitting my panorama?

The Autopano FAQ mentions a similar case and the solution: in your case, it should be enough to tick the option force every image to be in one panorama.
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How to prevent AutoPano from splitting my panorama?

Your first mistake was shooting without enough overlap. The program needs distinct features it can match between the two frames. In the case of the roof: you don't have the point of the roof in both ...
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Stitching a series of images leads to artifacts on bright conditions

Thanks, everyone for replying. I was able to fix the artifacts, the actual issue was with the blending. From the documentation: nona can do rudimentary assembly of the remapped images, but a much ...
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Zomei z669 for panoramic stitching

I have used a similar model, the Zomei Z-668-c for a few years now and have been very happy with it. It was a big upgrade from my first Aluminium tripod but as I have never used a big brand, ...
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Zomei z669 for panoramic stitching

A ballhead alone doesn't help much when you do panoramas because it doesn't ensure that the camera remains level while you change its orientation. From that point of view it is not much better than ...
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Stitching multiple camera panoramas

Ouch. I would say the main purpose of a motorized head is to have accurate turns and angles. This is a partial answer. But I hope it helps. My approach would be typing (or modifying) the numeric ...
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Easy workflow to stack several frame from a steady video with a moving subject

If the background is fixed you don't need to "stitch". You just need to erase most of the picture around the various instances of the subject. And if there is no vertical or horizontal overlap of the ...
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Can I stitch and blend bracketed panoramas using Hugin, as opposed to PTGui (as shown in linked video)?

If I understand correctly what you are trying to achieve, you can just load all of the bracketed exposures into one project, do all required optimizations as you wish, and in the "Stitcher" ...
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Why is Photoshop's Photomerge stitch having problems correcting exposure on huge amount of photos?

There might be a few problems that cause this: Overlapping: if there is not at least 20-30% overlap between images (as I can see that in the bottom ones there aren't) then lens distortion is harder ...
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Stitching multiple suns together

Once you have the images blended with a nice background (ignore the sun) put everything in a folder. then make a new collage where the sun looks good (ignore the rest) and put everything in a folder. ...
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Stitching multiple suns together

I suggest blending twice; the first 2 options where you didn't like the sun's treatment really produced a nice landscape (foreground). The screen blend you tried produces the suns overlap nicely; ...
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How to prevent this exposure/tonal shift when stitiching an HDR panorama in Photoshop?

I don't have an explanation on why one image becomes darker when merged, but perhaps "reversing" the process might help, first creating three panorama images, one per exposure setting (-1, 0, +1 EV), ...
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How does a stitched panorama compare with a wide-angle lens?

First, it's important to note that you can get the same effect as a wide angle lens with stitched images, if you use the correct distortion (rectilinear) model. The problem with this approach is that ...
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How to fix wavy horizon in panoramas, ideally in LR?

Are you using LR CC? Have you tried boundary warp? *edit I think the wavy lines are caused by distortion from your lens before the photos are stitched. Do you apply lens corrections to the images ...
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Stitch BublCam photos

You can create a stiching project in Hugin and use it repeatedly to process any photos via command line, as described in the PanoTools wiki: This example takes a pre-existing project called ...
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Night Sky SuperResolution (instead of star trails) - possible?

The problem with wide angle lenses is that many of them have a mustache subfrequency in their bulb distortion that makes it impossible to stack the images. The image alignment that works in some ...
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