I have an image sequence that I've taken:
Image registration has been a real pain. I set up the tripod on marks on the floor each time I'm going to take a picture. There's a little variance in the camera position each time so I bring the shot into Photoshop and tweak.
When adding a new pic to the sequence I have a window in the garage door on the left side and the lettering on the tire balancer on the right side that I use to crop the image, then I set it's width to 1600 pixels. ( I changed cameras a couple of months into this, the old one was only 1600 wide ) Next, I'll take a shot at matching the brightness, contrast & color balance to the last frame in the sequence. I need some help with color balance, as you can see :-)
Next I copy the entire new pic and paste it into the old pic. PS makes a new layer with for the new pic. I click the 'move layers' tool and use the arrow keys to move the new layer, while clicking the 'view' (little eye) icon in the Layers palate to turn the new pic layer on and off. I can get it lined up fairly well this way. Sometimes I need to rotate the pic a bit, which means I back up to the original shot, rotate it, then start over with cropping.
My question is - Is there a simpler way to register images like this?