My very first Gigapan, seems ok....what do you think please?
The explore score is based on a number of things:
hits, the number of bytes sucked of the server by
people zooming in, the number of snapshots and the
number of comments. Nobody outside the GP team
knows the exact formula, but it is known that it
is heavily weighted towards comments and
snapshots. So your last question and my reply are
probably worth 5 points :-) The non-hits
components of the explore score decay over time
quite quickly however, so you will notice, eg, the
gigapans that stay on the front page all have high
hit counts. This is partly because some of them
are very old (relatively speaking :-)
Kilgore661 , hello Thank you for your input, I
will endevor to follow your suggestions. Thanks.
Noticed my explore score jumped from 55 on 1-4 to
120 today 1-8. I don't understand how or why?
Always appreciate your input. Larry
Nice shot. I'd encourage you to geocode your
shots - then we can see where in the world they
were taken and they look great in Google Earth
(especially ones with a wide field of view). I
notice there is a slight banding in your panos -
the blurry vertical dark lines. This is caused by
'vignetting'. There are two
commonly-mentioned solutions to this. First
overlap by as much as you can get away with up to
49.999%. Second use the smallest aperture that you
Looks, great, Larry! Nice work.
outstanding first Gigapan! congratulations. This
was 10x3 according to the stitcher notes- I would
encourage you to zoom way in and try having at
least 5 or 6 rows and at least 12 or 15 columns in
later experiments and see if you can get to
someting like 200 or more megapixels-- then you
will have enough pixels to print something huge
out someday that is gorgeous!
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