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A technique for creating images that offer a wide view of a scene, where the image width is usually significantly wider than the image's height. Panorama images can be created by cropping or, more commonly, by "stitching" several images together to create the larger image.

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How can I improve stitching of nadir and zenith shots in 360º hemispheric panos?

I am trying to implement full hemispheric panos as a product for Realtors and for another project I am working on, but am having problems with my software stitching the zenith and nadir points. My ...
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How can I stitch a panorama correctly if I moved the camera along the horizontal axis?

Here in Argentina, we have a very fancy street called "Lanin". All the houses and walls on that street have some kind of mosaic stuck to it, and it's very cool. It was made by a local artist who lives ...
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How to publish super-mega/gigapixel panoramas?

Flickr, Picasa Web, SmugMug, Zenfolio are all the wrong places to publish massive things like this. They have awful limits. I haven't been able to find a gigapixel host that is like Flickr/Picasa ...
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Stitch first and edit later or vice versa?

I have a set of three images imported in Lightroom 3.6 which I want to stitch into one panorama using Photoshop's CS5.5 Merge to Panorama tool. As I see it I have two options in doing so. Doing all ...
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Are there any 'panoramic' digital cameras?

I found a picture of this camera, a Horizon S3 U-500, (I've personally never seen anything like it before) and did some research. It turns out its a specially designed camera to take wide (but not ...
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What are the pixel needs for huge prints? [duplicate]

I've read How big can I print a JPEG photo that measures 5120 x 2880 pixels? and I've read What are the minimum DPI and size (in pixels) required to print good 10x15 photos? but I wonder what happens ...
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How do you find the nodal point of a lens?

When shooting a panorama, rotating the camera & lens about the nodal point of the lens is expected to produce higher-quality images (in the sense that they match better at the edges) -- hence the ...
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Photo stitching software [duplicate]

I have a series of photos captures with care to make up into a panorama photo. Can anyone suggest a good software which can stitch them in sequence without much manual intervention and providing good ...
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Controlled X Y Gantry - Systematic Photos to be stitched / tiled

I'm working on a photography project at the moment for university where I have built an X Y gantry system which moves a camera along inside a box and takes dozens of photos. This is a very controlled ...
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HDR then Panorama, or Panorama then HDR?

When creating a panorama for a scene of huge dynamic range, intuitively I always merge exposure brackets to HDR and tone-map them and then stitch the resulting images into a panorama. My intuition ...
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How can I match light levels in a composite / panorama astronomy photo?

I have made a mosaique of the sun, but all pictures have different light levels. I was wondering how to match these colors to be the same everywhere. So basically I need all the pink to be the same ...
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How can we apply one set of control points for stitching together a panorama to a set of different images with the same camera arrangement?

We are two high school students working on sending a high altitude balloon to 35 km altitude in order to capture panoramic video of Earth. We are exploring the option of using Hugin to stitch our ...
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Why is Hugin placing all my images on top of each other?

I'm trying to stitch a panorama using Hugin. I'm letting it automatically choose the control points and it does a very good job at it. However when I look at the panorama preview I see that it just ...
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Where should I position two cameras in order to compose a single stitched image?

I have a setup of two static cameras that film a sport court. One camera for the left side, and the other for the right side. In order to recompose the image of the full court, the cameras must be as ...
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What is this contraption?

This photo has appeared on my news feed. What interests me is this (sorry it's blurred, it wasn't the focal point of the image!): It looks to me like 6 (assuming it's a cube) of GoPro cameras, and ...
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How do I make a panorama from multiple rows and columns?

I want to stitch multiple images — let's say nine images — but not to form a panorama, but to form a big square of 9×9 matrix into a single big image. I want to show both the tall and wide angle ...
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How can I correct AutoPano's stitching?

I have a panorama that is stitched just fine by AutoPano up until it reaches a certain size. If I use only the 4 left-most pictures, I get this panorama: If I add another picture to the right, i.e. ...
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What's wrong with this little planet panorama?

I bought a fisheye converter for my SLR. Just for a first try I wanted to create a "little planet" panorama. A first quick hack with hugin and 5 pics resulted in this panorama: It is clear that the ...
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How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?

As far as photography goes, I'm less than an amateur. I have a camera my friend (the head of the photography dept. at a local college) recommended to me that I really want to learn to use, but ...
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Gigapixel photo post processing [closed]

How are gigapixel (GP) panoramas processed? I just made a small panorama with ~2 gigapixels and I am processing it using Photoshop of the stitched panorama. Output from my stitching software works ...
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Is there free software to automatically search for photographs that can be stitched together to form a panorama?

I'm looking for a free solution to automatically detect photographs that can be stitched together. A paid-for solution already exists - naturally, I wonder if there is any open-source or freeware ...
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How do I crop to least rectangular extent after Photomerge?

After stitching a panorama using Photomerge, how can I crop out all the empty space on the sides? Seems like there should be a tool for this, but I can't find one in Photoshop.
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Digital strip camera options?

My ultimate goal is to set up some sort of digital strip camera rig for taking stereoscopic 360° panoramas. I'd like to use a strip camera because it allows for fast panorama capture and ...
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Why is Photoshop not merging my panorama?

It's not something i am planning on doing often but I wanted to try to do a panorama and use Photoshop's "Merge to Panorama" feature to stitch the images. Previously I have only done this manually. I ...
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How to take panaroma shot using my Nokia C6?

I have a Nokia c6. I want to shoot wide angle panoramas shots, without using a special lens. How can I do it?
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How do I combine multiple exposures for action shots?

I'd like to create one of those "stacked" action shot images where multiple exposures are combined to show the subject moving across a static background. Here's an example I found on Flickr (by ...
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How much to zoom while shooting a single row panorama image?

Matt Grum mentions in a comment on an answer related to locking parameters when shooting a panorama that it is beneficial to zoom out on the middle section of the image while shooting a single row ...
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Does Microsoft ICE correct barrel distortion?

For a panorama, I created more than a hundred images with my Panasonic Lunix DMC FZ5, with 6mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 36mm). I want to import these images into ICE, to create a panorama. The ...
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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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How to shoot with the Brenizer method with an active, moving background, i.e. on the streets

If the background is moving, like a street full of people and you're shooting a stationary subject with the Brenizer method, how does that work? When you stitch up the surrounding area wouldn't it be ...
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How can I achieve something similar to “Google Business Photos”

I was introduced to Google Business Photos by a company a few weeks ago, and when I saw what it could do I was VERY impressed. See: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/help/maps/businessphotos/ The 360 ...
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What photo editor for Mac offers image filters with live previews, HDR composition and photo stitching?

I am looking for a photo editor that offers to... ...choose filters by comparing live previews, not via contextual menus ...create panoramas by photo stitching ...create HDR images I would be nice ...
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What is a vertorama and is it really different from a panorama?

Is "vertorama" a real photography term, or is it simply something that people use to describe a vertical panorama? I never thought that panorama was limited to horizontal landscape oriented images, ...
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Is there a “sweep style” iPhone app that mimics the new Sony compact camera technique?

I love capturing panoramas on my iPhone and for this, I use Autostitch Panorama. But does anyone know of a "sweep style" App for the iPhone that mimics the technique used in the new compact Sony ...
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How do I create a panoramic picture?

I saw a nice panoramic image online. How do I go about creating my own (say, of my yard at home)?
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Tripod Head for GigaPan Epic Pro

I get massively confused when it comes to tripod heads screw sizes blah de blah, so excuse the possible simplicity of this question. I have a GigaPan Epic Pro and a Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod. I ...
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How to stitch automatically panoramas of images that lack well defined elements, sharp edges?

I often take large landscape panoramas of 100+ 21MPixel images. Quite often some of the images do not contain sharp, well defined elements that can be detected by automatic control point detectors. ...
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Hugin image/layer order

I made some huge panorama but to complete the background i used some 'low-res' pictures from a much wider lens. Everything is well connected, but the image order is not the order from the "Images" ...
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How do I identify and track panorama photos in Lightroom 3?

I stitch together a fair number of panoramas (using AutoPano Pro) and I'd like a way to better organise them in Lightroom, in particular: I want to mark the fact that a photo was taken as part of a ...
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Gigapixel panorama problems

I took hundreds of pictures from a 75mm-300mm lens in Cristo Rei(Lisbon), but since Hugin (panorama tools GUI) canoot distinguish well water from... water(neither i) i took the river pictures with a ...
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How do I stitch two star trails photos taken by different cameras?

Last night I took some star trails photos. I set the shutter speed to 30", put the camera in burst mode and used my remote shutter release (with shutter button lock) to hold down the shutter button. I ...
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Is there a way to correct exposure on photos in a panorama taken without AE lock on?

I made a stupid mistake on some of my pano's I shot this past weekend, I forgot to hold AE-lock. Now I've got about three photos that I can't use due to difference in exposure on them. Is there a ...
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Preserve manually selected detail when stiching panorama in Photoshop

I have a set of photos that I would like to stitch together into a panorama in Photoshop. One of the photos contains a fast moving subject (birds) that I would like to preserve. How can I force ...
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Will Nodal point change if I change zoom on camera?

when I find Nodal point on my camera, and I zoom in, is it necessary to rearrange camera?
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Which parameters to lock between images for a panorama?

I gather that common wisdom says that in addition to camera position you should keep as many variables as possible the same between different shots for a panorama. Variables that spring to mind are ...
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Using PhotoMerge to simulate a wider angle lens

I'm starting to experiment with PhotoMerge to simulate a wider angle lens than I have available. Right now I know I need to use manual exposure and to provide sufficient overlap between the images. ...
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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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Where can I find a cheap wide angle/panorama camera?

I will be going on a mountaineering trip next month and want to take wide angle/panorama pictures. Years ago, a big chain store in the US (Target) made such disposable camera. The catch was that the ...
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Are there any open source programs that can use RAW for stitching photos?

I want to stitch lots of photos together since getting my Sigma 10-20mm. I've got a couple of projects in my head I want to do as well. However, my experience using Hugin for stitching hasn't been ...
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Lens for Rebel XTi to capture panoramic images?

I would like to create panoramic images of smaller spaces, such as office cubicles. Can one suggest how I might best capture this using a Rebel XTi? The option to replace the camera entirely is open ...