Add a Patch
The most common use for the patch tool is for retouching the nadir (down shot). You can extract just a portion of the nadir, retouch that extracted image in your image editor and then update the patch.
Patch the Nadir
In the Viewer, spin the panorama to the location to be patched. In this case, to the down shot to hide the tripod.
Double-click in the Viewer to add the patch. The patch will be represented by a checkerboard. You can move the patch by clicking and dragging the center. The patch can also be resized by dragging on the red corner handles. Patches will snap to the zenith and nadir.
The Properties panel will open and show the Patch’s properties.
For the Type, select Image. (Image is the default selection.)
Keep the Format as a Photoshop file.
Click, Extract. If Photoshop is installed (or any photo editor that accepts a photoshop file), Pano2VR will open Photoshop once Extract is hit. You can then edit the patch image.
Edit the extracted patch in the photo editor and then save it, overwriting the original, extracted patch.
Go back to Pano2VR. The panorama will be automatically updated with the edited patch.
✭ Patch files are found in a subfolder of the project folder.
There are multiple ways to copy patches. Copy and paste in the Viewer for precise placement or use List View.
Using the Viewer:
- Activate the patch to be copied (red).
- Right-click anywhere in the Viewer and choose Copy Active Patch.
- To paste, right-click anywhere in the Viewer and select Paste Media Element to paste.
Using List View.
- Open List View.
- Right-click the patch and choose copy or use Control-C (win)/Command-C (macOS).
- Right-click the patch and choose copy or use Control-V (win)/Command-V (macOS).