I think applying the grid may not wwork because your template has
Viewpoint Correction enabled. The viewpoint settings will (kind of)
override the grid layout.
But I wouldn't bother trying to layout the images manually. You'll be
going to add control points later on, and aligning by control points
will completely override the pre-alignment. You gain nothing by doing this.
For performance, you may try disabling 'Find Optimum Seams' until the
panorama is nearly finished. Calculating the optimum seams requires
quite a bit of memory, especially for these large panoramas. It sounds
like your computer is underspecced for this. The 60% RAM is probably the
default limit configured in Options - Advanced, so PTGui is maxing out
its budget. You may try increasing this limit to, say 80%, but then
don't attempt to run any applications concurrently.
Speaking of the hard disk light: you really want to have SSDs for these
kind of projects. If you can hear the crackling noise of HDDs then
things are going to be very slow.
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