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How can I overlay two images exactly by scaling one of them in gimp?

I have two different pictures of the same object, one of which is taken from roughy the same angle but has a different scale and rotation. I want both images to overlap so that the upper one matches ...
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Why is the Alignment step necessary in HDR?

A basic step in HDR (I guess) is aligning the bracketed images together, but what I don't understand is why we need this step. The images are all the same, since they were taken from the same location ...
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How can I salvage an HDR image from non-optimal source images?

During a recent wedding, I took a number of shots with my Nikon D90 at different exposures, hoping to merge them into HDR pictures. However, it was done in a hurry, i.e. with no auto-bracketing or ...
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How can I align two panoramic images?

I have two panoramas, which are already stitched. They were taken four years apart, of the same town from the same location. I want to align them and show them side by side, so that the viewer can ...
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Easiest way to auto-align a stack of images? [duplicate]

I am working on my own "everyday face" project - taking pictures of myself to combine them in a sequence afterwards. I'm wondering what is the easiest and fastest way to align all pictures so my ...
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What is it called when multiple photos are adjusted for further blending?

I have taken a series of noisy photos without a tripod. I want one less noisy version, so I need average them down to one photo. But details of the individual images do not exactly match, so that ...
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How do I use the Canon EF 16-35/2.8L with Hugin?

I'm trying to create 360-degree panorama with Hugin, a Canon 5DMkIII, and Canon EF 16-35/2.8L, at 16mm and f/5. I took 72 images of my surroundings and am trying to combine them in Hugin. I've tried ...
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How do I align properly for border prints?

I know it will never be perfect but is there a standard method for aligning a print head so when I want to print with a border it's as squared up as possible? I use an Epson R2880. For example if I ...
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Why does DeepSkyStacker brighten the stars too much compared to Photoshop?

I've got a 100-ish image stack of the milky way. I always use Photoshop's stacking but sometimes it fails aligning the images or it requires too much swap space (~80GB range) on my primary drive which ...
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GIMP Image Auto-Align Plug-In: I. just. do. not. get. it. Sorry! [duplicate]

Dammit Jim, I'm a photographer not a computer expert! I have tried to use GIMP's Auto-Image-Alignment plug-in and everything's there but I just do not get how it works! I have 100 pictures of our ...
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Can I align images via manually-set control points?

I have two images I would like to align. Autoalign is not possible because the images display the same place in different weather conditions. Is it possible that I select few control points (building ...
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Is there an online photo alignment tool?

I would like to align two photographs that were taken from slightly different angles (the very same step that is performed before HDR creation). Anyone knows of the (online would be the best) tool ...
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Software to Auto Align and Blend HDR

I am looking for software that can align photos which are slightly misaligned and then blend them together to produce a HDR photograph. I often find that I am faced with a shot that my camera cannot ...
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What's an easy way to de-rotate astronomical images taken without an equatorial mount?

I don't have an equatorial mount nor I plan to buy one. However, I would like to stack my night sky photos. Is there a software that can easily de-rotate my images so I can stack them? By easily I ...
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Is there any software to batch align copies of a pictures? [duplicate]

Are there any software to batch-align copies of a picture so that they are in same position ? These picture were clicked with a handheld camera. They are all landscape shots taken at different parts ...
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How can I make PhotoMerge work with very dark sections?

Recently, I've been experimenting with stitching together images using Photoshop CS4's PhotoMerge feature. It has always work well except for my most recent attempt. This one was at night (which is ...
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How to align several pictures in LR?

Let's say I have several pictures of relatively similar objects (in my case it is boxes of different size). The angle of view shows three sides of a box: This pictures intended to be placed on the ...
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How to center part of object in Photoshop

I would like to know how to center a part of object to the center of the screen in Photoshop. Here is an example photo - cell phone with antenna: The cellphone and it's antenna is selected as one ...