The Options dialog box controls attributes that are shared by all projects.
Select the language you want The Panorama Factory to use for commands, dialog boxes and messages. The list of languages that are available may expand after the initial release of The Panorama Factory.
To download updated language files or if you are interested in creating a string table for your own language, visit http://www.panoramafactory.com/language.html.
Use this panel to restore popup tips that have been disabled by selecting the In the future, do not show this message checkbox. To restore a particular message, select its checkbox. To restore all messages, select the All checkbox.
Use this panel to customize the contents of the toolbars or to create new toolbars. As you make changes on this panel, the changes are instantly reflected by the toolbars shown on The Panorama Factory’s window. The changes are not made permanent until you select the OK or Apply button. Selecting the Cancel button reverses the changes.
Controls the size of the toolbar buttons.
Lists the standard and user-defined toolbars. Select a checkbox to make the toolbar visible. Remove the checkmark to hide the toolbar. Click the name of a toolbar to display its contents or to rename, delete or reset the toolbar.
Creates a new, empty toolbar. You’ll be prompted to enter the name of your new toolbar.
Renames the selected toolbar. You’ll be prompted to enter the name of your new toolbar. You are not allowed to rename standard toolbars.
Deletes the selected toolbar. You are not allowed to delete standard toolbars.
Resets the contents of the selected toolbar to its default state. This applies only to standard toolbars.
Resets the contents of all standard toolbars to their default states.
Lists the commands in the selected toolbar. Click a command to select it and then use the <--, -->, Move up and Move down buttons to change the contents of the toolbar.
Select the name one of The Panorama Factory’s menus to display its contents in the Commands list.
Lists the commands in the selected menu. Click a command to select it and then use the <--, -->, Move up and Move down buttons to change the contents of the toolbar.
Adds the selected item from Commands to the toolbar.
Removes the selected item from Toolbar contents.
Moves the selected item in Toolbar contents upwards
Moves the selected item in Toolbar contents downwards
Click the color wells to choose colors for the decorations drawn on the current image.
Sets the color for the selected decorations.
Sets the color to use when the current image is active.
Sets the color to use when the current image is inactive (i.e. the thumbnail pane is active).
Control the alert sound that is played when a long operation completes.
a sound after operations that are longer than:
Select this checkbox if you want to play an alert sound when long operations complete.
Enter the amount of time that determines when an operation will play a sound upon completion.
Select this radio button to play the default sound provided with The Panorama Factory.
Select this radio button to choose a different sound file. Support formats are Windows WAV, [TDB].
Initial Import folder
Initial Save Image folder
Use these controls to determine the initial folders to show in the project Open dialog box, the Import Images dialog box and the Save Image As dialog box the first time you use the corresponding dialog box after starting The Panorama Factory.
Most recent folder — Select this radio button to remember the most recently used folder from the last time you ran The Panorama Factory.
Specified folder: — Select this radio button to reset to the same folder each time you run The Panorama Factory. Enter the folder name in the text field or use the Browse... button to select a folder.
Use these controls to determine whether The Panorama Factory will create a project recovery file as you work on your project. If your computer crashes (stops working or stops responding), the next time you run The Panorama Factory it may be able to recover your work from the project recovery file.
Select this checkbox to enable creating project recovery files.
Select this to save project recovery files in the system temporary folder.
Select this radio button if you want to select the folder for project recovery files. Enter the folder name in the text field or use the Browse... button to select a folder.
automatic recovery of the Wizard state
Select this checkbox to enable automatically restarting the Wizard after a crash that happens while the Wizard is active.
Controls the number of threads of execution to be used during image processing operations. Using multiple threads of execution improves stitching speed on multi-processor systems (including multi-core systems) by performing image computations in parallel.
NOTE: The Threads tab is available only in The Panorama Factory m32 Edition, The Panorama Factory x64 Edition and The Panorama Factory Mac Leopard Edition . It is not present in The Panorama Factory Legacy Editions.
of processor cores
Displays the number of processor cores detected on your computer.
Sets the number of threads of execution to be used during image processing operations. You can set this to a specific number or set it to Same as number of processor cores. Setting it to a different number is recommended only for timing comparisons. You will receive the best performance from the Same as number of processor cores settings, even on a single-processor computer.
Use these entry fields to set the maximum size of thumbnail images in the imported thumbnails pane.
Use these entry fields to set the maximum size of thumbnail images in the computed thumbnails pane.
project files and image files separately
When this checkbox is selected, project files (.PFP) and their image files are stored as individual files. When the checkbox is not selected, project files and their image files are collected together into project folders. On Windows, these folders are given a Panorama Factory icon, but can be opened like ordinary folders. On Mac, these folders are packages, which means that they appear to be single files. You can view the contents of a Mac package with the Finder Show package contents command.
project files in V4.4 format
When this checkbox is selected, project files (.PFP) are saved in a format compatible with V4.4 (or later). Saving a project file this way lets you open it with The Panorama Factory V4 if you wish.
NOTE: Not all features of The Panorama Factory V5 can be represented in V4 format. These features will be discarded when this option is selected.
NOTE: This command is provided only to help smooth the transition from V4 to V5. It will be removed in a future release of The Panorama Factory.
brightness falloff like V3.x
The Panorama Factory V4 makes a small change to the way that.the brightness falloff correction is calculated. In V3, brightness falloff is corrected after barrel distortion. In V4, it is corrected before barrel distortion.
. In V3, changing the barrel correction also could cause corner brightness to change slightly. This change keeps the falloff correction stable when the barrel correction is changed.
This option is provided to maintain compatibility with older projects. By default, the option is selected only for projects originally started with V3.