Neal wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:28 pm
I plan on having several levels of Pano aimed at different prices of homes. The one above is for those less expensive homes. Few features, little post-processing, and a lower price. Other levels will have more features, better skins, and more touch-up on the photos. The touchup would include removing that little bit of noise and the color issues.
Interesting premise. Not one I'd considered, as I'd be worried it's not only my customers that are judging my work, but the potential buyers of the house judging both my work and the choices and money saving done by the sellers. What else did they save money on and where? Do property photographers also offer an iPhone or a Sony/Canon DSLR option?
Various levels of menus and other bells and whistles like floorplans does make sense, but personally I'd like every panorama to be suitable as a portfolio piece, even if the property is modest, so I make sure they go around and tidy up their junk, just as if they were having important guests over. You never know who is going to see which panorama where, and how it's going to be associated with your brand/name.
You know how to knock a lot of money off a property? Take a photo with the windows open ("Are they broken? Could a burglar get in? What would it cost for a new set of windows?") or put a garden gnome in the middle of the lawn or a "Vote for ABC/XYZ" sign. Think I'm joking? Have you met the general public?
But if you're looking to save time: you could remove parts of the skin that aren't needed, like the fisheye/rectilinear/stereo selection button, maybe even the autorotate and zoom in/out buttons completely and stick with Single Res Tiles and not bother patching the tripod and slap a hotspot on with your logo, or contact details etc - 3D distorted to stay in place - to cover it up. Or perhaps not have your logo on the low end ones: maybe the client's contact number on a neat little circle?
I have a second PC with a shared folder (toggle the monitors and keyboard on a KVM switch) I just drag things into, so it chews away while I work with the 'draft' versions of the panoramas, etc. I can drag back the finished versions for the final export. Parallel processing isn't losing me much time other than the switching and setting off of the batch processes.
Also: don't miss the other post above about changing (or not) your FoV now you're using Diagonal (or back to Vertical).