Hi, @craig san
Thank you for your making useful videos.
RICOH says to me some of users are wanting “STANDALONE” stitcher software. However, I had no idea how to use it in my workflow. NOBODY can show me the satisfied solution. Although I’m not a great fan of Adobe, LrC, Ps & Bridge are fine softwares to develope Z1’s RAW images. LrC and RTS is the shortest way to get the great result.
RICOH’s policy(Theta Stitcher as Lightroom Classic plugin) is quite right and reasonable so far. Providing “Standalone” stitcher may require them extra manpower.
I agree with Sam Rohn’s opinion… “Standalone” will open the gate to the potential users. “Open source guys all love gimp and darktable” he said. They’ll buy Z1?
Anyway, I finally found the new workflow with using In-build RAW-HDR mode and Luminar AI. Sky replacement is awesome!
Additionally, we must not forget the mobile(both iOS and Android) workflow(Z1 Transfer & Z1 Stitcher by @hirota41 san). That’s great.