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Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 31, 2011

Greetings Unda ;)

Awesome is such a fine view in every sense..The Ex inf is missing so I am reluctant to comment on the technicalities..however it is such an enjoyable vista the ex info hardly matters..very nice!

A big L ;)

friendly greetings !


Unda J. on August 31, 2011

thank you AXOTA for visit and comment. you little spy :) i havent thought about this though, i been using quite often microsoft ICE stitching thats must be where the exif disappiers. if you want i can find out it for you ;) i did a little post-processing- brightened the shadows so the castle is not just a black silhuette.

Kevin Childress on August 31, 2011

What a nice scene, Unda ... would love to see this with my own eyes. I could help with a couple of techniques for restoring that EXIF if you want?

Unda J. on August 31, 2011

i think its some 5 pictures stitchted together here... its not like the originals are lost.. its just which ones exif to use? i used to use breafly oloneo... i didnt enjoy it much (its not bad softwear its just too easy to get things overdone) then exif data got lost, now i use corel paint shop pro and i like it because my pc dont crush on big pictures and i think i get what i want (more or less) ;)

which stitching did you use? i like the microsoft ICE - if the pictures are taken with care it works very fine. it even adjust the lighting.. it just dont save exif because of several different pictures are getting used...

LOL i was going to copy and paste the exif data here, but i dont know how to do that!!

Kevin Childress on August 31, 2011

Unda, I'm using Hugin for all my photo stitching. The basics are easy to use and there are plenty of advanced features for those who care to venture.

I also use Corel PSP (X3) for post processing.

Regarding the exif: there are a couple of ways to go about it. First, there are free programs available to help, like Opanda. But I think the easiest thing to do is just use your Corel program. I almost always shoot my panoramas on full manual so the only variable in the EXIF is the time, and that only changes by seconds across all the images. Give this a try:

1) open your stitched panorama and make a note of the image size / dimensions. 2) open one of the individual photos you used to create the panorama (that has good EXIF). 3) re-size the canvas of that individual photo to match the canvas size of your panoramic photo. 4) copy the panoramic photo and paste it into the individual photo. It will paste itself as a new layer on top of the individual photo. 5) delete the original photo layer, or merge the top layer down. 6) re-save your panoramic image. It now includes the same EXIF as the individual photo.

Hopefully I explained that well enough. It really only takes a minute to do this.

Take care!

Unda J. on September 1, 2011

that is about same way i thought... never actually done it :) in fact you could merry any picture with any exif this way... :)))

but how can i copy exif data and paste it here in the comment? it doesnt allow me to copy nor in psp nor in opanda. i found 3 options to open the exif info but i cannot highlight and copy it.

Kevin Childress on September 1, 2011

Yep, Unda, you surely could do that. :) And you're right - I haven't found that any of the EXIF viewing programs will allow us a simple copy/paste ... the bahstuds!

Unda J. on September 1, 2011

:) .. is not like we are going to do that... (marry-ing thing i mean :D) thanks anyway- in case you do find the way, let me know too please ;)

i was going to ask you about filters though since you quite recently purchased and used some. its so many of them and so much opinions about them its very confusing. i dont think i can stretch my budget further than hoya or cokin. giving priority to hoya. or is it bad choice?

David Brown Photogra… on September 2, 2011

I see the Scottish summer is turning out real nice Unda and well caught and represented here!

It is a gorgeous picture and captures the mood perfectly. Its nicely stitched in ICE.

Microsoft had a Powertoy for viewing the EXIF information and editing the editable parts. But to copy the exif from one file to another I use Luminance from SourceForge - it just has a batch copier from one image to another. Easy and free !

Jethro's like free.

Unda J. on September 2, 2011

thanks a lot Jethro! i will look into it.

it wouldn't be very fair to say about the summer that... here down south in edinburgh allways think that north of firth of forth there is frozen north where snow never melts... but they have such wonderful summers up in highlands! some sunniest and hottest days we had there!

im glad you like the picture!

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  • Uploaded on August 30, 2011
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    by Unda J.
    • Taken on 2011/09/01 19:21:06