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How to align many rotated images

Community Beginner ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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To create a 360-degree view of a product, several photos of the product are shot as it rotates on a turntable. The images are then assembled with software such as https://www.webrotate360.com/. Perfectly centering the product before the photos are taken to avoid a wobbling effect in the 360-view is challenging, particularly for a wine bottle for example.


I’ve attempted to align 36 shots of a jar in Photoshop, but I’m just not coming up with a good workflow. I’ve tried loading the images into layers, object selection/new layer via copy, and the move tool, but it’s a messy process to align them. I’d greatly appreciate comments and suggestions to help with this project.
Thank you.

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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From your description I can't imagine what and how you'd like to align.

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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Here’s an example: https://snap36.com/360-gallery/wine-bottle/

When the turntable on which the product is approximately centered is rotated and shot 36 times as it's rotated, you’ll notice that it's slightly off-axis or off-center. The person who shot the 36 individual stills in this example did a good job of manually aligning the bottle, but it wasn’t good enough to stop a complaint or two. Centering a product manually is tough, so I imagined it might be easier to align it in Photoshop. Hope that helps.

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Put the wine bottle on a turntable and shoot/capture a video using your DSLR.

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That's how it's usually done, but the video is usually unacceptable if the axis isn't spot on. It's too challenging (time-consuming) to perfectly center a bottle on a platform and also align the lens perfectly. I'm sure it can be done in Photoshop, but I'm struggling with that.

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here's an example of a bad job. Watch the base of the product as it rotates.

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