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Kevin16
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Today I tried Litchi for the first time.  I know there are other waypoint/mission focussed apps for DJI drones but this really impressed me.  I only did a very quick waypoint mission today as well as a panorama.  Really easy to use.  Makes such a huge difference from a begineers hands trying to get gimbal tilt smooth to this app that does it all for you as good.  Here is a planet panorama I took today.  I can do much better with these but wanted to add some content to this thread.

Planet Sydney by Kevin Nealon, on Flickr
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flipside
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That's a nice shot. Is the planet panorama functionality built-in or did you do it with an external app?
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flipside Posted at 2016-12-29 06:44
That's a nice shot. Is the planet panorama functionality built-in or did you do it with an external app?

Thanks.  You can set the litchi app to take a certain amount of photos but you'll need software that can stitch them together.
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Kevin16 Posted at 2016-12-29 12:03
Thanks.  You can set the litchi app to take a certain amount of photos but you'll need software that can stitch them together.

what software did you use?
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Kevin16
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PTGui.  It's not free but I'm sure there are free ones.
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stealle Posted at 2016-12-29 12:35
what software did you use?

You can use Microsoft ICE it's free.
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Parrotheadcubs
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Awesome looking shot.
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MarcusPolus
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very cool looking shot
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Kevin16
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Thank you all
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Margleman
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Very cool!
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Great photo! Maybe I should get a mavic... hmm
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Jeromeo Posted at 2016-12-29 12:42
You can use Microsoft ICE it's free.

I am not sure since I have never used picture or movie editing apps. But here is another free app you could also try if ICE does not work.

https://www.gimp.org/
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Kevin16
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Made another little planet but in Lowlight this time.  I wanted to do this a bit later as the city lights were just coming on but had to pack up as it started to rain.

Sydney Globe at night by Kevin Nealon, on Flickr
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Really great pictures from you. Can you please provide a few more info? Settings in Litchi? How many lines and rows etc.? Howto in PTGUI? Thanks in advance.
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ICE (free) is the way to go I reckon. PTGUI is way too expensive unless you plan to use it a lot.  

Litchi ICE Little planet

Litchi ICE Little planet
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The one I took above was fairly straight forward to produce.  This is what I did.
Set camera to 4:3 instead of 16:9 so max res and less overlap.
Shot JPGs not Raw. (I see PTGUI will deal with Raw I did not need it & I think ICE only takes JPG)

Android Litchi default settings:
Rows = 4
Top Row angele +15
Photos per row = 8
Width = 360
Nadirs = 2
Capture strategy = Row by Row.  <- Imporant as my IOS Litchi was set to Column by Clulumn and the stitch did not work enearly as well.
Wait time befora and after = 0

Fly drone to spot in Litchi activate Pano mode, hit Play. Let it do its things.  34 shots taken.    Best with calm conditions and Sun overhead in Zenith.

Import them in to MS ICE and let it do its thing.

You end up with a single Pano JPG that has a canvas that is sized to the images at 20480x7502. You must resize it in any image editor that has abilty to resize a canvas to 2:1 aspect of 20480x10240. You add the extra 2738 pixels to the top to fill in the Zenith. If you skip this step most Pano viewers wont display it correclty. So it is important. If you want to pay the $120 for PTGUI it will do this step for you. But I just do it in Photoshop as it takes about 1 minute.

Then simply post the finished Pano to DJIs very own Skypixel and you end up with this



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Oh man! Thank you very much for this. With the links to Skypixel I´ve realised what can be done. Awesome.
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[img]https://forum33.djicdn.com/data/attachment/forum/Sunset[/img]

Yet another Little Planet.  Let me know if you're getting bored of these.

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Nice shot! But looking at a little dizzy.
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Penguin Posted at 2017-1-6 02:26
Nice shot! But looking at a little dizzy.

Dizzy?  How do you mean?
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Litchi was able to this with the P3 range.
If you stitch them correctly and add a fake sky, you can do 360VR images.
These were generated with Litchi
8x3 rows + 2 downward shots.
I then used auto panagiga to stitch and added in a fake sky. The images need to be 8000wide x 4000high to be uploaded to androids google street view.
https://goo.gl/maps/M6NQotuAPVF2
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Does anyone know if the Dji Spark will be able to make these little planet panorama shots?
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fansca133499 Posted at 2017-5-30 03:13
Does anyone know if the Dji Spark will be able to make these little planet panorama shots?

Probably run out of battery before it can take all the pictures .
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Awesome way to take photos.  I love the effect it makes.
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quick question, I am getting the props in the photos on an inspire 1. I notice the 1st setting is set to 20 degrees. what shoud that setting be on do you just crop it out.
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I'v seen those sort of pictures which made by Gopro users.
I did not realise I could do it with my drone.
Very cool photos.
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