Nkosi,

I hope you figured out what you need to do.

The single function PTStitcher that did everything was separated into different tools that performed the various stages that is needed to create a panorama from aligned images.

A good place to learn how to stitch with panotools using the command line
http://wiki.panotools.org/Panorama_scripting_in_a_nutshell

The old way to do the blending.
PTStitcher used -buf and +buf at the end of the o lines. The -buf is used to indicate that the result of the warping should be saved to a buffer and +buf is used to indicate the previously result should be loaded and blended with the current warped image.
o n"image1.jpg" f2 v90 y0 p0 r0 -buf
o n"image2.jpg" f2 v90 y0 p0 r0 -buf +buf
o n"image3.jpg" f2 v90 y0 p0 r0 +buf
The -buf and +buf was deprecated and the p line of the script was used to indicated what format the final result would be in, using the nPICT
http://photocreations.ca/panotools/stitch.txt

I believe PTMender currently only outputs tiff files.

Currently there are a few better methods to blend the warped images together including.
enblend, and multiblend
http://wiki.panotools.org/Enblend
http://horman.net/multiblend/

Best of luck.

Jim

On 2012-11-03 7:27 PM, Thomas Sharpless wrote:
Hmmm.  Same here.  With scripts generated by the current PtGui (9.1.5) both PTmender and the original PTStitcher produce 'layer' files but do not blend them into a panorama.  However I am sure they both can.  I am not a PT script expert so I can't spot the problem.  I'm copying this to a real expert (Bruno). Let's see what he says.

-- Tom


On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Nkosi Dean <nko12@comcast.net> wrote:

Looking at the command line for PTMender, I do not see any option to get it to blend the images together like I thought it was supposed to. I can’t do anything with the script options because those are generated by PTGui, which correctly outputs the panorama when I have it create it. But I need either my program or PTMender to do that, and PTMender does not appear to have the ability to blend the images. How can I use my script file to generate a blended panorama, since PTMender doesn’t seem to have this ability.

 

 

Also, here is my script file in case this is of any use.

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# script file for ptStitcher created by ptGui

 

p w2418 h1249 f0 v103 u20 n"JPEG g0 q100"

m g1 i0 f0

i n"ImageSave 1.jpg" w1296 h962 f0 y-33.70353260222235 r2.9921 p0.2775035026319206 v63.62965753363729 a0 b0 c0 d0 e0 g0 t0

o n"ImageSave 1.jpg" w1296 h962 f0 y-33.70353260222235 r2.9921 p0.2775035026319206 v63.62965753363729 a0 b0 c0 d0 e0 g0 t0

i n"ImageSave 2.jpg" w1296 h962 f0 y-0.5014896503082921 r1.3014 p-0.5391411047778966 v63.62965753363729 a0 b0 c0 d0 e0 g0 t0

o n"ImageSave 2.jpg" w1296 h962 f0 y-0.5014896503082921 r1.3014 p-0.5391411047778966 v63.62965753363729 a0 b0 c0 d0 e0 g0 t0

i n"ImageSave 3.jpg" w1296 h962 f0 y27.40126406201642 r10.41278266367476 p-2.864858562827357 v63.62965753363729 a0 b0 c0 d0 e0 g0 t0

o n"ImageSave 3.jpg" w1296 h962 f0 y27.40126406201642 r10.41278266367476 p-2.864858562827357 v63.62965753363729 a0 b0 c0 d0 e0 g0 t0

i n"ImageSave 4.jpg" w1296 h962 f0 y58.66342194005436 r15.5259534530212 p-10.09557633508655 v63.62965753363729 a0 b0 c0 d0 e0 g0 t0

o n"ImageSave 4.jpg" w1296 h962 f0 y58.66342194005436 r15.5259534530212 p-10.09557633508655 v63.62965753363729 a0 b0 c0 d0 e0 g0 t0

 

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From: Thomas Sharpless [mailto:tksharpless@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2012 5:06 PM
To: Nkosi Dean


Subject: Re: [PanoTools-devel] Need PanoTools panoCreatePanorama Help- Panoramas Generated Only Contain Last Image

 

Nkosi, this is one of the many things ptmender is designed to do (output each warped image, with mask, as a separate file, so you can blend them with Photoshop or enblend, for example).  But it can also blend them into a single pano, you just have to ask it right.  Look up the ptmender (or ptStitcher, they are equivalent) command line and script file options in the Wiki, and try again.  -- Tom

 

 

 

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:19 PM, Nkosi Dean <nko12@comcast.net> wrote:

I tried using PTMender directly with the following command line prompt:

 

PTmender  Panorama_Four_v1.0.txt "ImageSave 1.tiff" "ImageSave 2.tiff" "ImageSave 3.tiff" "ImageSave 4.tiff"

 


-- 
Jim Watters
http://photocreations.ca