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    1. Bruno Postle 40 months ago | reply

      This is part of a 'mini-tutorial' on reusing photos to patch holes in panoramas.

      I often have large empty gaps at the top and bottom of a panorama, like above.

      So what I do is pick a photo that has a good chunk of sky or ground and load it again in the project - A Hugin project can have several instances of a single photo in different places, with different masks.

      Here are two sky photos and two ground photos reappearing twice each:

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      (I've turned off the 'real' photos so you can see them better).

      Together you can see that the whole canvas area is now covered:

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      Here you can see how I used a mask in one of these duplicate photos to exclude everything but the bit of ground that I wanted to reuse:

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      Stitching will merge these patches seamlessly, even the perspective distortion matches up. Best of all, the output from Hugin doesn't require any further editing:

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      This is much better than you can achieve with clone brushes, hand feathering or 'content aware' fill.

    2. smee.bruce 38 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Bruno!

    3. Cristian Marchi 35 months ago | reply

      Very useful! Many thanks for this tutorial.

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