- How do
I navigate within the viewer window?
Click the mouse button and drag to pan and tilt. Press the Shift key
and drag the mouse up and down to zoom in and out.
Note: If it is a partial stitched image, it will not wrap around and
will bounce at the two ends of the PixMaker image.
does the controls on the viewer stand for?
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Zoom in button : Click to zoom in
Zoom out button : Click to zoom out
Stop button : Click anywhere within the PixScreen window to stop the
Pan button : Click to automatically pan to the right.
Help button : Click to see other viewing options and also how to
navigate within the PixAround Scene.
is the stitching option 'Montage' used for?
This option allows you to stitch together a series of unrelated images
to create a montage.
is the stitching option 'Tilt Angle' used for?
This option allows you to stitch images taken at a tilted angle. For
example, taking images for scenery of the skyline where there are tall
does the "360°" checkbox indicates?
The checkbox will indicate if the Scene is to be a complete 360° or
just a partial one.
I've taken my pictures in the wrong direction (orientation). Can I
Sure, you can rotate those images that are not in the correct
orientation in PixMaker. To do that:
Launch PixMaker and import the images from where you stored them in
your computer into PixMaker.
Select the images that are in the wrong orientation (to select more
that 1 image, hold the "Shift" key and click on the images).
Use the shortcut combination key "Ctrl+R" to rotate the selected
images. The images will rotate 90 degrees upon each click of the
shortcut combination key.
- Why is
it that after stitching the images, the resulting height of the
PixMaker Scene is so narrow that much of the picture is cropped off?
This is because when you snapped the pictures, you probably did not
hold the camera at a constant level. As a result, your shots appear
irregular. This forces the PixMaker software to take the average
visual area that is constant throughout your images. You can try to
salvage the situation by using Manual Stitching. Use the shortcut
combination key "Ctrl+M" to open the ´Manual Stitch´ window. For best
results however, we recommend that you mount your camera on a tripod
stand, and snap your images in portrait mode as opposed to the default
landscape mode as it will provide a wider vertical view.
imported my images into the software and stitched them but everything
was messed up. What happened?
You may have snapped your images in an anti-clockwise instead of a
clock-wise direction. To rectify this, use the shortcut combination
key "Ctrl-E" to reverse the order of the images.
- Can I
stitch images of different formats?
This is possible. However, the file size of the resulting image is
dependent on the file size of the original images. Users will need to
be aware that the larger the file size is, the longer the PixMaker
Scene may take to load. Therefore we recommend that you use only JPEG
would like to switch the position of the last image to the first
image. How do I do that?
Use the shortcut combination key "Ctrl-F" to rotate the order of the
images. You can only rotate one image at a time.
- I have
taken my images at high-resolution. Can PixMaker Pro stitch such
PixMaker Pro is able to stitch images that are taken at high
resolution. However, stitch images of high resolution will take longer
time depending on the system's processing power and memory resources
PixMaker Pro takes considerable time to stitch high-resolution images.
Can I speed up the stitching process?
The time required for the stitching process is dependent on both the
resolution of the images and also the system's processor power and
memory resources available. If you are stitching the images for used
on the web, we would suggest that you set the settings for the "Source
image" at either 25% or 50% of the original size.
PixMaker Pro able to stitch images taken with semi-fisheye lens?
Yes, PixMaker Pro is able to create both Cylindrical and Tilt Angle
Scenes using semi-fisheye lens. Refer to the user guide or the online
help for more information.
- Why is
Flat Stitching faster than Cylindrical Stitching?
For Flat Stitching, the lens options will not affect the stitching. It
actually skips the step of warping the image before aligning them.
Hence it is faster.
happens when the widths & heights of the images for Object View
Stitching are different?
When the program detects that the images for Object View Stitching
have different widths & heights, all images will be resized with
reference to the width & height of the first image.
- Why is
the color for unrelated images changed drastically during stitching?
It appears that you are stitching them using the Cylindrical type with
color correction enabled. For overlapping panoramic images, it
corrects the color of the image on the right to that of the image on
the left based on the information given in the overlapping area.
However, for unrelated images, the color is changed drastically
because it lacks this information. You will have to stitch them using
the Montage type which is meant for stitching unrelated images.
images do not stitch well using the range of lens provided. Where can
I get additional lens?
PixMaker Pro allows you to specify your own lens setting and save
them. Therefore, you do not need to download any additional lens.
of the images that I have taken are too dark. Does PixMaker Pro allows
me to adjust the brightness and contrast?
You can adjust the brightness and contrast for each image by using the
image enhancement option in the "Manual Align" window.
noticed that there is a global sharpness setting under "Settings -
Stitching". Is there an option to adjust the sharpness for individual
To adjust the sharpness for individual images, use the image
enhancement option in the "Manual Align" window.
- When I
stitch images together using the "Montage" option, do I need to align
the images manually or is it done automatically?
The alignment is done automatically based on the percentage specified
under the "Montage Overlap" setting under "Settings-Stitching".
- How do
I adjust the distortion value in the "Lens Calibration" window?
For wide-angle lens, always set the distortion value to negative. For
zoom lens, the values should be positive. First start with distortion
value 0, then adjust for each step +1 or -1 according to the lens used
till the image pair matches.
noticed that the stitched image looks rather dull. Do I need to
enhance the images individually and stitch it again?
No, you will just need to enhance the stitched image using the image
enhancement option on the Post-Stitch toolbar.
- I have
taken images of a tall structure in a vertical motion. How can I
stitch it in PixMaker Pro?
To stitch it in PixMaker Pro, you will need to rotate the images such
that they are aligned horizontally. After stitching is completed,
rotate it back to the vertical orientation using the Post-Stitch
of my images appear over-exposed and some, under-exposed. What should
Don´t worry. At the stitching stage, PixMaker Pro will automatically
correct the color of all over-exposed and under-exposed shots to blend
in with the rest of the shots taken.