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Panorama Maker 7 for Mac FAQ
How do I update my ArcSoft software?
All ArcSoft retail software titles have exceeded their end of life. As a result, updates are no longer available.
What are the differences between the trial version and the full version?
The trial version has a 15-day free trial. Otherwise, they are the same.
Which operating systems does Panorama Maker support?
The program supports Mac OSX 10.7.3 and above.
Which languages does Panorama Maker support?
The program supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
How do I activate Panorama Maker?
When you launch the program, an activation window displays for you to activate the software. Enter the Licensed Email and Activation Code, and then click the Activate button to get the software activated.
To successfully activate the program, you need to make sure that the activation information used is accurate and there are no blank spaces before and after the Licensed Email and Activation Code.
What are the feature differences between Panorama Maker 5 and Panorama Maker 7?
1. Panorama Maker 7 supports the high-resolution Retina display.
2. Panorama Maker 7 allows importing photos from the Aperture Library and iPhoto Library.
3. Panorama Maker 7 supports setting a custom auto split group time.
4. Double-clicking the photo in Panorama Maker 7 allows you to open the photo with the system preview software to make additional adjustments.
5. The video stitch feature is removed from Panorama Maker 7.
Are there any requirements to make a successful panorama?
These tips will help you successfully create a panorama:
1. Make sure that the photos to be stitched have at least 20% overlap and have the same pixels size (width/height).
2. Shoot your photos at the same position with the same horizontal/vertical line. Using a tripod is the best way to keep the position consistent.
How do I get started with Panorama Maker?
Select the photos you want to stitch, and then click the Stitch button . The program will automatically analyze and stitch the photos. Once the panorama is created, click the Save button to export the panorama. You can also click the Edit button to make additional adjustment and click the Retake button to create a new panorama.
What file formats does Panorama Maker support for importing and exporting?
For importing, Panorama Maker supports files in JPEG and TIFF format and RAW files supported by the system. For exporting, Panorama Maker supports outputting files in JPG, JPEG-2000, TIFF, or HTML format.
How do I add a frame or title to the panorama?
Click Edit once the photos are stitched. Click the Frame button to access the frame screen. Click the frame color box to choose the desired color.
To add a title, double-click the Enter Title Here text box on the preview area to enter the text. You can change the font, size and color for the title. You can also click the Add Title icon to add another text box, and then move it to the desired position. To delete a title, first select the title on the preview area, and then click the Remove Title icon . Once done, click the Save button .
What effects can I apply to the stitched panorama?
The available effects are brightness, contrast, hue and saturation. Once the panorama is created, click Edit to access the Edit screen. Click the Effects icon to adjust the settings. You can also click the Crop icon to crop the photo and the Straighten icon the rotate the photo.
What kind of stitch methods does Panorama Maker support?
It supports 5 stitch methods including Auto Stitch, Horizontal, 360°, Tile and Vertical.
Can I manually adjust the stitching points?
Yes. Once the photos are stitched, click the Edit button. Click the Manual button on the bottom left of the screen to align points and adjust blend.
With this Align Points feature , you can manually move the stitching points. The overlapped area between photos is outlined in red. Click within the box area and you will see three pairs of stitching points. Click and drag one of the numbered points to adjust the place you want to stitch. Once done, click Apply. The modified panorama displays.
You can also click the Adjust Blend button to make an adjustment. The image border area is outlined in red. A point will be added wherever you click the path. Drag the point to move the path. To adjust the path more precisely, you can add more points. Please note that the red outline can only be moved within the overlapped area. To restore the original blending path, click Restore. If you are satisfied with the result, click Done.
What should I do if my photos are stitched incorrectly?
If you are using the auto stitch mode, you can choose another stitch mode such as Horizontal and Vertical to stitch the photos again. Or you can manually adjust the stitching points with the Manual feature on the Edit screen after the photos are stitched.
My photos are grouped automatically. How do I manually select the photos?
By default, the program will automatically select a group of photos. If you want to disable this feature, select Preferences from the Panorama Maker menu, and then uncheck the Auto-Select by Group checkbox.
The program also allows you to auto group the photos in a specific folder. You can set the group time with the Auto split into Group feature. Drag the slider to change the period. Note the split time is based on the photo shot time. On the preview area, you can either view by Group View or Browser View .