Expert interface underperforms basic interface.

Asked by Horea Christian

I recently started using hugin, and after reading the documentation on both the hugin website and the panotools wiki, I was under the impression I understood what the individual commands in hugin did, and I would be able to get better results via the "expert" interface (especially as I am using exposure bracketed pictures). However, I consistently get worse image alignments in "expert" as opposed to "basic" mode.

My workflows are as follows:
1) click import
2) click agign
3) click create panorama.
1) import images
2) run either cpfind+celeste, OR cpfind+celeste+align_image_stacks, OR cpfind+celeste+autopano(multirow/stacked)
3) run geometric optimize - either Positions(incremental), OR Positions and View
4) run photometric optimize - either low dynamic range, OR "custom"
5) run stitcher with exposure fused from stacks

No matter what I do I can't seem to get equally good arrangements out of the expert interface - what's wrong? For comparison, see 2 panoramas (1st expert, 2nd basic) here:

Can you help me out here?

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tmodes (tmodes) said :

The assistant (the "align" button) does more than you did in the expert interface.
In this case I assume the biggest differences are that the assistant is also running a vertical line finder (linefind, for leveling the pano) and also the cp cleaner (to remove false cp) before optimizing.

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Horea Christian (h-chr) said :

Where can I find these options in the expert interface?

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tmodes (tmodes) said :

Linefind can be found under the cp detectors, beside cpfind.
Cp clean can be called from the context menu of the images list.

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