Links

Here you find links to other websites related to PTGui:

Tutorials

Florian Knorn of Pano.ie has created an excellent series of video tutorials on shooting a spherical panorama using a fisheye lens:
Part 1: shooting the images
Part 2: developing the images
Part 3: stitching in PTGui

Levelling a panorama:
How to level a panorama in PTGui (video tutorial by Hans Nyberg)
Vertical Alignment of Panoramas with PTGui (by Willy Kaemena)
Levelling an already stitched panorama (video tutorial by John Houghton)

regaltips.com video tutorials
Here Terry Montague provides several tutorials for PTGui and panorama stitching in general.

Bernhard Vogl has written some good tutorials for PTGui:
- Creating Panoramas with PTGui and Panotools (English)
- Creating a 360 degree QTVR (English)
- Panoramen erstellen mit PanoTools und PTGui (German)
- 360 Grad-Panoramen und QTVR (German)
You will find even more tutorials (both in English and in German) on his website www.dffe.at.

Склейка сферической панорамы 360x180° в программе PTGui Pro
Russian PTGui tutorial by Jaroslav Pindora

Creating a Night Pano
By Eric Harness / Star Circle Academy

Fotografia immersiva (Italian)
Extensive Italian tutorial for PTGui by Marco Stucchi

Tutorial de fotografía panorámica esférica (Spanish)
Titorial de fotografía panorámica esférica (Galician)
By Suso Martínez

PTGui Viewpoint Tutorial – Nadirbild in Panorama perfekt einsetzen (German)
By Patrick Ludolph

Faire un Panorama avec PTgui (French)
By Adrien Bonnat

Stitching con PTgui (Italiano)
Arcangelo Piai

GIGAPIXEL con le DSLR Nikon (Italiano)
Arcangelo Piai

PTgui advanced techniques: control points t1/t2 and "Layers" output options (English)
Tecniche di Photo Stitching (Italiano)
Tecniche di Photo Stitching Approfondimento: Control Points t1/t2 e uscita "Blended+Layers" (Italiano)
Tecniche di Photo stitching: il Focus Stitch (Italiano)
By Enrico Cinalli

PTGui tutorials in Japanese
By Akila Ninomiya (QTVR Diary)

How to straighten horizons and correct verticals
Using the special Hor / Vert (t1/t2) control points to get a straight horizons and upright buildings, by John Houghton

Correction of image distortion and perspective
Step by step description of a method to correct image distortion and perspective using Panorama Tools and PTgui, by Philo

Correcting lens distortion with the new "Straight Line" control points and PTGui
(or german version)
By Erik Krause

Books, video

The 123 of digital imaging
This 'e-book' covers nearly every aspect of digital photography, including 13 pages on PTGui Pro.
by Vincent Bockaert

The HDRI Handbook
Covers (a.o.) stitching HDR panoramas using PTGui Pro.
By Christian Bloch (panorama chapter by Bernhard Vogl)

Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography (english)
Panoramafotografie – Theorie und Praxis (german / deutsch)
A comprehensive guide for panoramic photography, with extensive coverage of PTGui.
By Harald Woeste

Landschaft, Architektur, Panorama - Professionelle Fotopraxis für gelungene Aufnahmen (german / deutsch)
DVD Video tutorials, covering (a.o.) panorama photography of architecture and landscape
By Thomas Bredenfeld

Interaktive Panoramafotografie - Aufnahme, Stitching, Publizieren (german / deutsch)
With in depth coverage of PTGui
By Chris Witzani

Praxisbuch Digitale Panoramafotografie (german / deutsch)
Das umfassende Handbuch zur digitalen Panoramafotografie mit anschaulichen Beispielen.
By Thomas Bredenfeld

Virtual Reality Photography
320 pages covering nearly every aspect of both Panoramic VR and Object VR photography, including photography basics and business practises.
By pioneering VR photographer Scott Highton.


Workshops

Peter Lorber & Courtenay Gilbert’s Photography Workshops: Peter, a master photographer, panoramist and Courtenay, a professional photographer, post production specialist will work with you to expand and improve your photography skills. They will show you how to work with various panoramic VR drives, professional stitching programs and how to optimize your images in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. more...

Panoramic heads

Nodal Ninja, a lightweight and affordable spherical panorama head.

MK Panorama Systeme: MK PanoMachine, a motorized VR Head.

Novoflex: Manufactures tripod heads and other panorama hardware.

Seitz Roundshot: VR Drive motorized panoramic head

360Precision: Makers of high precision panoramic heads

PT4Pano: Precision Tools for Panorama Photography

Bushman Panoramic: Manufacturer of the Kalahari, lightest (380 gram) spherical panoramic head

SV360: A low cost spherical panoramic head

Tom Shot 360: An ultralight panoramic head for the Samyang 7.5, Samyang 8 and Yashuhara Madoka lenses.

Sfiro: An extremely light (50g) and very portable spherical panoramic head for small cameras.

Panorama hardware

Lens shaving service: remove the lens hood from certain lenses for use on cameras with a full frame sensor.

MultiStitch: Large format digital capture for professionals

Panorama viewers

To display a 360 degree panorama interactively (allowing the user to 'look around' by clicking and dragging with the mouse), a panorama viewer is needed. PTGui includes its own viewer (accessible through Tools - Publish to Website). Other viewers are available, offering more functionality such as clickable hotspots:

Web viewers based on Flash: Viewers for iPad/iPhone/iPod: Web viewers based on Java: Standalone viewers: Virtual tour builders:

Software

HDR Expose by Unified Color
HDR Expose 3 merges bracketed images of a panoramic scene and tone maps them as a group to provide even, consistent output that can be subsequently stitched into a panorama.

Other links

The PanoToolsNG Yahoo group is an active community dedicated to panoramic imaging. This is a good place to ask your questions, or discuss with other photographers about equipment and technique.

panorama tools WIKI
Resources and documentation for Panorama Tools and related software
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