Would like to try Pannini software

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Roger D. Williams

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Feb 7, 2012, 4:34:01 AM2/7/12
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Hi, Tom. You may remember me from the PanotoolsNG mailing list.

I bought a Win7 64-bit machine at the end of last year and would like to try Pannini on it.

I visited the SourceForge site, but the version of Pannini offered there said that my version
of GL was not supported. It's last year's top-of-the-line Nvidia. 

When I visited your site it asked me for a username and password. I don't have either. You
may remember that I had little luck with my former (VISTA) computer. Here's hoping I
get lucky this time.

Hope you can help,

Roger Williams

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Thomas Sharpless

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Feb 7, 2012, 10:49:38 AM2/7/12
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Hi Roger

Panini-Pro supports current video cards.  You can get a free beta at  http://tksharpless.net/paniniv1/frontpage.html .
The Windows version is a 32bit executable but works fine on 64 bit systems too.

The UI is sparse and not highly instructive, though there are useful popup explanations (for the basics, click ? and read the mouse, keyboard, and image size pages -- and tune the image size to your system).  The docs are reasonably helpful too.

The next version of Panini-Pro will cost money.  It will go on sale as soon as I finish the Herculean task of creating an online license server for it.

Best, Tom

Roger D. Williams

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Feb 8, 2012, 12:44:38 AM2/8/12
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Thanks, Tom. I will be trying it out for thumbnails of some recent panoramas.  

Isn't there an off-the-shelf license server? That sounds a bit like reinventing the wheel (no criticism intended!).

Roger W.

Thomas Sharpless

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Feb 8, 2012, 9:05:24 AM2/8/12
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Hi Roger

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM, Roger D. Williams <ro...@adex-japan.com> wrote:
Thanks, Tom. I will be trying it out for thumbnails of some recent panoramas.

Try it for prints, too.  Panini-Pro supports resolutions of 50 - 100 MPix depending on hardware.
 

Isn't there an off-the-shelf license server? That sounds a bit like reinventing the wheel (no criticism intended!).

Yes, there are lots of those, all too expensive for me.  And all 'pre-cracked'  -- one advantage of rolling one's own is to stay under the radar of the software piracy industry.

Best, Tom

Roger D. Williams

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Feb 8, 2012, 8:04:56 PM2/8/12
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On Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:05:24 +0900, Thomas Sharpless <tksha...@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Roger

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM, Roger D. Williams <ro...@adex-japan.com> wrote:
Thanks, Tom. I will be trying it out for thumbnails of some recent panoramas.

Try it for prints, too.  Panini-Pro supports resolutions of 50 - 100 MPix depending on hardware.

Prints? Wow, that's a well-timed suggestion. I've just profiled my printer/paper combination
after profiling my display, and am getting greatly improved colour rendition in my prints.

I encountered the software piracy industry yesterday. I googled a piece of software that had
been recommended, and second or third in the results was a site that offered to unlock the
demo version for me!

Knowing what visiting these sites can do to one's computer I had Norton Security check
the site, and nothing malicious showed up. Apart from the truly malicious attempt to cheat
software developers of their rightful rewards! How can people take pride in that?

Roger W.
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