Sky replacements for Exterior Panos?


#1

For us Real Estate Photographers, Sky replacement is a normal practice. In the past with different platforms like panotour, I have been able to take the equirectangular pano and replace the sky in PS. Have any of you guys have been successful doing this for the Iguides?
Thank you


#2

I’ve done it before using Landscape Pro.


#3

Thank you. I will appreciate if you can elaborate more. I normally do it with PS and I can see how landscape pro can be even faster. How did you exported the pano file to landscape Pro and brought it back to the IGuide?
Thank you!


#4

Sorry – I just import the 3 fisheye jpg files into Landscape Pro (or Photoshop) from the uploaded house file, edit them, and save/export back to the same folder. Exactly the same thing I do when removing myself from the bathroom mirror :slight_smile: Just make sure sky is the same color in each fisheye image.


#5

Thank you Brother. I appreciate it. It makes sense.
Thank you. I will report back:)


#6

How long does this take to complete? I generally avoid editing the panos due to the amount of time required.


#7

Hey Doug – it takes about as much time as it would to edit a regular photo – X 3 if you’re editing an outdoor shot with sky in all three images. The important thing is to edit the correct jpg images in the folder (the h ones) and to save/replace the images back to the same folder after editing. Not so much for outdoor shots, but for indoor panos where my/my camera’s reflection is in a mirror, shower door, fridge, etc., this has just become part of the usual process for me when editing the house in Stitch.


#8

If you could do a video recording on how you’re doing this many of us would love you forever… :slight_smile:


#9

You mean for sky replacements or just regular editing? Because I use Landscape Pro for sky replacement and don’t really know how to do it in photoshop. But sure, I can do a screen grab later today and post it. By the way it was our own Chris White who taught me this a few years ago.


#10

Sky replacements. Never used Landscape Pro.


#11

I’ll make a video. Sky replacements isn’t something I normally do but it’s certainly possible.


#12

I would love you forever…


#13

The fastest sky replacements I do come from using PPA actions in photoshop. Someone else took the time to make some sophisticated actions and I paid $10 for them. It works best on totally grey or blown out sky. They include a collection of different skies to use in the replacements, but I don’t really like theirs so I use my own. I have a sky with a mix of cloud and blue and it looks realistic swapping it out for an overcast day.

I haven’t done it on the pano images, but maybe for the very occasional “special” property I might now that the idea has been put out. My half cloud sky may not be great for stitching though, might be better to have solid blue.


#14

#15

Here is your Oscar, Chris!

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#16

I love you forever Chris…


#17

Good job Chris! Thats a little different than I do them, but I like it.