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« on: February 16, 2017, 03:57:06 PM »

I was hoping to use QU to do something that I can't see how.
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I'm playing with panorama pictures from 4 or more photos stitched together. If I use 'fit to page' or 'fit to paper' it fits the height and fills the paper but only has a fraction of the width included. I was trying to get the program to do the work of fitting in the maximum width possible on a horizontal page, the height would take care of itself.
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Of course the maximum width available would be along the diagonal, the panorama would need to rotate about 40 degrees anti-clockwise for that. If the panorama height varies that make an interesting problem.

I can do it with trial and error and calculator in photoshop but can anyone see a short cut or two?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 04:47:20 PM »

Hi John
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I'm playing with panorama pictures from 4 or more photos stitched together.
I know QU can probably do what you are suggesting - see my next post.
I use Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor) to make panoramas and stitch images. It can stitch any number of images together. It's free, very easy to use and can be downloaded here.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52459

You can see an example of mine here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/terry-m_flickrphotos/18731477572/in/album-72157654351062122/
There are details in the description below the image - I have a 56 inch wide print of it at home courtesy of a friend of Fred.

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I hope that convinces you  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 04:57:50 PM »

John,
Me again, I didn't read your query properly  Roll Eyes as I got carried away with ICE
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If I use 'fit to page' or 'fit to paper' it fits the height and fills the paper but only has a fraction of the width included. I was trying to get the program to do the work of fitting in the maximum width possible on a horizontal page, the height would take care of itself.
Turn off Auto Crop and use fit to page.
Terry
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 06:33:11 PM »

Thanks Terry,
It was the auto crop that fooled me, I didn't think of it because it's on all the time. All works OK now.
I've used ICE for years but not the multilevel type that seems to be used with your pictures, they look great.
I'll have a go with that. I have done HDR panoramas using ICE, lots of room for errors there.
 Any thoughts on part 2.) rotating wide narrow panoramas to get the greatest width from the paper?

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 05:12:17 AM »

Hi John,
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Any thoughts on part 2.) rotating wide narrow panoramas to get the greatest width from the paper?
Yes, that's easy too: rotate the image in the editor. See screen shots below, editor rotated 30deg and page preview. I got the angle by trial and error but you could calculate it. The image used was just a cropped version of one in a recent folder.
Again, fit to page with auto crop off was used.
Terry

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The new measuring tool in the page  editor enables you to check how much advantage there is in using the rotated image.
In the one shown the overall length increased by 20mm (~3/4") on A3+ paper. That's only 4% - is it worth it? Using a non-rotated image I could get 3 prints on the one page!
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 06:48:12 AM »

Thanks again Terry,
I agree, not worth the waste of paper with rotating it, I just couldn't work out the way to do it.
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