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Patching Images (Pano2VR)

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The Patch Tool is a handy tool that lets you non-destructively extract and modify only a specified area of the image without having to remap and convert the whole image.

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For a detailed explanation of the Patch Tool's interface, please visit this page.

Extract, Edit and Patch[edit]

  1. Import your panoramic image to Pano2VR and in the Input section, choose Patch Input.
    Inputdrag2 1.png
  2. In the window that pops up (Patch Panorama window), click Add to make a new patch.>
    Addpatch.png
  3. In the Position section of the Patch editor, use your mouse to frame the section of the image to be patched or manually input the values for pan, tilt, roll and FoV.
    ◊ TIP: To make editing the patch easier, try to get the area to be patched as flat as possible.
  4. In the output section, choose Image from Type.
  5. Choose your desired image output format from Format.
  6. Click OK or Extract to extract the patch.
  7. Pano2VR will ask you if you want to extract the patch image. Choose, Yes.
    Extract patch.png
  8. Open your extracted image in an image editing software and make the necessary changes. You can leave the areas you don't want to change transparent.
    A patch with transparent areas.
  9. Back in the Pano2VR project, choose Patch Input in the Input section and then click on the wrench button (edit), to open the Patch Editor.
    Patches.png
  10. In the Output section of the editor, make sure Image is chosen as the Type, and then click Open to open your edited patch file.
  11. Click OK, then OK once more to add your patched image.
    Update patch.png
  12. Output your file and see the magic! You can open the Viewing Parameters to see the patched image.
  13. Export the panorama with the patch by choosing an output format, adjusting its settings as needed and then create the output file.

Creating a New Patched Image[edit]

  1. Using a project with a patched image, click Convert Image.
  2. Choose the image Type.
    ◊ TIP: Choose the type of the original image to avoid further remapping of the image.
  3. Select Apply all Patches.
  4. Click Convert to create the new image
    ◊ TIP: If you want to convert the original image (with the new patch) to a different image type, remap the original image first (without the patch) and then apply the patch to the new image type.

Quickly Create a Mirrorball Patch[edit]

  1. Import your image to Pano2VR and in the Input section, choose Patch Input.
    Inputdrag2 1.png
  2. In the window that pops up, click Add to make a new patch.
    Addpatch.png
  3. In the Position section of the Patch Tool, use your mouse to frame the section of the image to be patched or manually input the values for pan, tilt, roll and FOV.
  4. In the Output section, choose Mirrorball as the Type.
  5. Click OK or Extract to output the image.
  6. Pano2VR will ask you if you want to extract the patch image. Click, Yes.
  7. In the Patch Panorama window, you'll see your patch details with the ability to change the parameters. Click OK to create the patch. (This will apply the patch to the image.)
    Addedpatch.png
  8. Pano2VR will ask you if you want to update the image patches. Click, Yes.
  9. Done! Now you can output your panorama with the patch.
    See an example.

Adding More Than One Patch[edit]

  1. Open a project with a patched image, Click Patch Input, and click Add in the patch window.
  2. In the Position section of the Patch editor, use your mouse to frame the section of the image to be patched or manually input the values for pan, tilt, roll and FoV.
    ◊ TIP: To make editing the patch easier, try to get the area to be patched as flat as possible.
  3. In the output section, choose Image from Type.
  4. Choose your desired image output format from Format.
  5. If your patched area is different than the previous patch and/or needs to be edited first, choose Extract or OK to extract the patch. If you are simply adding another image at the same location (as in the screencast), skip this step and continue with the next step (6).
  6. Next, click Open to open the second patch image.
  7. Click OK in the patch window to add the image.
    NOTE: The individual patches in the patch window act as layers and can be rearranged using the up and down arrows. The bottom layer will be the top-most image.
    Patch window.png
  8. Done! Now you can output your panorama with the patches.

See also[edit]

Patch Tool (Pano2VR)

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