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Panoramic Gallery Image Size


martinl 15 269 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 1:49PM
Does anyone else think that the current max EPZ size for panoramics (2000 x 450px) is too narrow?

I believe that a ratio of 2000 x 650 px would be much easier to obtain, as it almost follows the 3:1 ratio of the 6 x17 panoramic format. The file size could still be capped at it's current max.

I put it forward to the site as a suggestion, and Pete said to put a thread in the forum to gauge reaction, want and/or need.


Any thoughts?

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dougv 15 8.4k 3 England
3 Sep 2007 1:54PM
I suppose it depends.
If you produce a panorama by stitching together multiple images, then it may be right or it may be wrong depending on how many images you use.
Simon_Palmer 12 759 11 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 1:55PM
Agree Martin, 450 is way too tiny Smile

Simon
sheilac 15 162 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 1:59PM
I produce panoramics on my Xpan and that is approx 3:1, but don't think I want to go up to 2000 across anyway. I think you should be able to see the whole width on a normal screen. 1200 is a nice width to use most of the screen and that's within the 450 height with the 3:1 format, so I'm OK.

Stitchers might want more width and not mind having to scroll across.
Phil_Restan 13 280 9 England
3 Sep 2007 2:05PM
Agree with Martin, my upload today ended up as 2000 x 660 . Had to cut it down to around 1300 to get the 450 height. 650 would be good.
Phil
Pete Plus
18 18.8k 97 England
3 Sep 2007 2:06PM

Quote:I produce panoramics on my Xpan and that is approx 3:1, but don't think I want to go up to 2000 across anyway. I think you should be able to see the whole width on a normal screen. 1200 is a nice width to use most of the screen and that's within the 450 height with the 3:1 format, so I'm OK.

Stitchers might want more width and not mind having to scroll across.



This was more or less our thinking about the system. But anything's possible - we just need the necessary demand to implement the feature.
martinl 15 269 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 2:18PM
It just seemed to me that we have a facility to have an image 2000 px wide (good), but then to get an image of this width you would have to crop the image like mad to reach the height restriction (bad).
Doesn't seem to me to be best use of this feature, if you then have to reduce the width down again.
I tried on Saturday evening to visualise a final 2000 x 450 image in my head as I was composing a pan (will never appear on here, light was crap!!), but it was a real struggle. I kept thinking, I'll have to lose this much sky, and then this much foreground to make the height restriction.

As I say, this was just a reaction tester.
Smile
Pete Plus
18 18.8k 97 England
3 Sep 2007 2:20PM
The extended length was to account for those stitching several narrower angle shots together.
We can change to allow 650 pixel versions and will add this to this week's task lists. Expect it towards the end of the week Smile
justin c 15 5.0k 36 England
3 Sep 2007 2:35PM

Quote:We can change to allow 650 pixel versions and will add this to this week's task lists. Expect it towards the end of the week


Now that's what you call good service Smile
martinl 15 269 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 2:39PM
Excellent stuff Pete.
This will give added flexibilty for those that want it.
Smile
Simon_Palmer 12 759 11 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 2:42PM
Nice one Pete, you not a bad old scrote after all Wink

Regards
Simon
Pete Plus
18 18.8k 97 England
3 Sep 2007 3:05PM

Quote:you not a bad old scrote after all

I'm not sure that's a compliment... lol
looboss 12 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 5:13PM

Quote:we just need the necessary demand to implement the feature.


well! I demand it Wink
450 way too narrow for me too, but hey who I'm I too moan.
looboss 12 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 5:14PM
Yikes it's done already before I have chance to moan! now that's what I call service Smile
davidburleson 12 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 11:17AM
We have now increased panoramic to 2000x650 or 650x2000 however you prefer. enjoy

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