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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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Where can I get a frame for a 4x18" panoramic print?

I know a specialist framing shop can make custom frame sizes but are there any places that make this frame size as a pre-set item, for a panorama?
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What is the proper procedure for stitching photographs using Nodal Ninja and Hugin?

I have been using the Nodal Ninja pano head together with Hugin for quite a while now, but I found that I get really bogged down when I make panoramas on the larger side.. let's say the sizes I am ...
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When to use what panorama projection?

I just counted the number of projections available in PtAssembler and came up with 25. Some of those 25 are probably just there just to say that it's there and are not actually useful. Plus, there are ...
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How can I convert images taken for a panorama as a hexagonal prism into an equirectangular image?

We have a client who wants us to make a panorama for them using some photos a previous supplier took. The images in question seem to be a type of panorama I've never seen before: The files we ...
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Where can I print a panorama?

You scout the location, bring your tripod with you, wait for the right light, become victim of weather in the meanwhile, take an insane amount of photos, work hours on getting the stitch right, and ...
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Is it possible to create an inside-out panorama?

I was thinking about this, but have yet to try it. A normal panorama sweeps to capture a wide angle, what I want to achieve is the opposite: by moving the camera around a subject and stitching the ...
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How to use Hugin straight line control points?

I'm in the process of stitching a very badly shot panorama so I'm placing control points and lines by hand in Hugin. In the documentation I found out that you can indicate straight features, using ...
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Online viewer for panorama photos? [closed]

Are there any better services to upload wide (10K pixels wide) than flickr? I would like to see some kind of 'fit to screen height' and zooming functionalities.
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What is the meaning of the distance parameter for line control points?

After fine-tuning control points in Hugin the distance parameter indicates the correlation of two control points in different images and is a value between 0 and 1. However, line control points (...
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What method can I use to create an indoor panorama?

I want to create a stitched indoor panorama of a medium sized greenhouse (which is about 10x20m in size). I have created many, many landscape and cityscape panoramas before using a long lens (say ...
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HOW TO SHOOT LARGE CARPETS [duplicate]

WE are planning to shoot LARGE SIZE CARPETS ( 5m /10 m ) with High Quality Resolution for professional Usage , ( LARGE PRINTING , MUSEUM CONSERVATION..ect ) Please can you advise the best camera , ...
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Panoramic camera and length measurements

First of all, I don't have much experience with photography. If I ask something stupid, please accept my excuses. I'm a self-taught amateur OpenGL programmer. In my job, we have a 360º-panoramic ...
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Where to get a tutorial on how to create full 3d panoramic cube images set with your camera and photoshop?

So on adobetv I found tuts on simple one image panorama creation like this but I want to know how esely create panoramas like for such artworks (there were used images ('http://mrdoob.github.com/...
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Is in-camera HDR and panorama better than post?

With adequate processing power it seems like in-camera HDR and panorama images would always be better than what could be composited in post, because: The camera can use inertial sensors to align the ...
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How was this 360° panoramic photo taken?

I'm not a photographer and know very little about camera and photography, still I couldn't help myself to ask how was this photo taken? I got this photo from FaceBook. Like was there any kind of ...
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How to make spherical (360) panoramic image with 2:1 aspect ratio?

The objective is to make a spherical-typed (360 degrees) panoramic photo, With 2:1 aspect ratio, and its dimensions are 1024x512 or 2048x1024. Tried searching in Google but still don't know where to ...
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Which tools are good for creating panoramas/stitching multiple photos?

Can anyone recommend some good tools for creating panoramas from multiple photos. (Free and commercial) Personally I use either Windows and Ubuntu, but I'm not fussy, suggestions for other platforms ...
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Software for gigapixel photo stitching

What are some software packages (Mac, Windows, or Linux) that make it simple to stitch thousands of photos together into a gigapixel image? For my purposes, it does not necessarily have to have the ...
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How to shoot a Nadir image for a spherical panorama with a rectilinear lens?

Trying to shoot a complete spherical panorama, I found that no software was able to stitch correctly the nadir images I had. PTGui Pro 9.1 and Autopano Giga came close but no cigar as they say. I ...
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How to edit panorama images taken with landscape mode with different shutter speeds?

I want to stitch more than 5 images into panorama. I took all those images using landscape mode which means some images have different shutter speeds therefore exposures. How can I fix exposure of all ...
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How to automatically crop to a rectangle after creating panorama from unaligned images?

I used Photoshop CS6 "Photomerge" feature to stitch together 5 images I took with my Nexus 4. The images are not horizontally aligned, thus resulting in a panorama with "jagged edges" The question is ...
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How can I minimize distortion in my panorama if I don't have a panorama tripod?

I've created panoramas before, but I don't have a tripod that will let me get the same perspective. What techniques can I use to minimize distortion? Any particular focal length lenses that are better ...
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How to make a panorama from pictures with distortion

I recently took the photos for a panorama in Chicago. Unfortunately, I didn't think the situation through properly, and I shot at a wide angle. When I first attempted to stitch the photos, I got this ...
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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 Web/...
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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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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 haven'...
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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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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 ...