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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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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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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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Why would I want to use a tilt shift lens for panoramic photography?

I read that some people use tilt shift lenses for panoramic photography, and being that I currently have access to the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens I wanted to give it a try. Do I just ...
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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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how to use Canon 16-35 with hugin?

I'm trying to create 360 degree panoram with hugin +Canon 5d iii +canon 16-35 at 16mm f/5. I took 72 images of my surroundings and am trying to combine those in hugin. I've tried various lens types ...
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Cheap panoramic setup

I'm looking for a cheap panoramic 360x180 (approx. don't mind the "feet" as long as it's close) setup with decent resolution. I weighed my options and thought up the following: cellphone with ...
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Looking for a true 360 degree camera

I'm looking for a true 360 degree camera, so that's both vertical and horizontal 360 degrees. I've seen some clip-ons for the iPhone, but am really not wanting to by an iPhone 4S for this. What I ...
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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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What would be the right approach to take pictures of a long counter?

I am trying to take a picture of a long counter in a super market. It is about 15 yards long. I inched along (at about a distance of 3 yards) and took straight on 30-35 pictures with my 16-35mm at ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Equalize exposure levels of a set of images in a stitched panorama

I've taken a set of pictures for a panorama. Unfortunately, I've forgotten to set the flash to manual exposure, hence I ended up with uneven exposure levels in the images. When I stitch them ...
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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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Choosing Nikkor Lens For Panoramic Photography?

I want to buy a wide or fisheye lens for taking panoramic (360°) photos. My camera is the Nikon D7000 . I am a little bit confused about FX and DX lenses; could you guide me to select the correct ...
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What is a good 360 degree camera?

I want to buy a new camera for a 360 degree shoot , so can anyone suggest me the good one I have seen that Sony Bloggie camera which has 3D camera and a 360 degree lens too, so does this camera have ...
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What is the proper exif tag to mark a lens as a fisheye?

I'm shooting panoramas with a manual 8mm fisheye lens on my Canon 60D DSLR (APS-C, 1.6x crop factor). Since the camera cannot talk to the lens, the exif data in the pictures is all wrong. I know how ...
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What software do I need to create a panorama inside a cylinder to publish on the web?

Googling I found on the net reference to sphere panoramas, but I'm not interested in looking up or down, just to the front. My image is a just rectangular, a very wide panorama and I wanted to create ...
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What is the correct way of shooting a panoramic shot?

I just bought a tripod and I'm starting to learn photography. I own a Canon T2i (kit lens) and I'm interesting in taking panoramic shots. What are the pro tips for doing this? I'm trying to set my ...
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I need some free panorama stitching software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools are good for creating panoramas/stitching multiple photos? I have iPad and a Mac. The software could be for either, but I really need it to be free or very ...
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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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Where could I get a tripod for panoramas on iPhone?

I'm interested in taking great panoramic views. Photosynth on the iPhone looks pretty cool, but I'd like great looking images so I'm in need of a tripod. I've seen this one ...
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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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What's a good place to share panoramas online? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Online viewer for panorama photos? I've got some Photomerged panoramas, about 5-12MB each. Where's a good place to put them online? Preferably I'd like a place where ...
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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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Can I make a panorama mount for occasional panorama shooting?

I sometimes (about 5 times per year) decide to shoot a panorama, just for me, with no intentions to sell or use the photo outside my family and close relatives. Currently I use my Pentax DAL 18-55 ...
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Can you clarify a better workflow for bracketed exposure HDR 360-panoramas?

After reading the thread about HDR Panorama workflow I was a bit confused. I need some help with clarification. In my current workflow I have to edit the nadir shot(s) using The GIMP. I do my best to ...
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Online viewer for panorama photos?

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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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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How does Gigapan Handle Movement?

Exploring the Gigapan website, I found amazing panoramas assembled from hundreds or thousands of images that include large crowds. How does the Gigapan automated panorama device handle movements in ...
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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 common is it for cameras to have a gyroscope?

How many cameras apart from the iPhone have a gyroscope for orientation? Am I right to assume that there is a standard way to “tag” an image with the direction the camera was pointing in, as well as ...
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How should I plan for taking panoramas from rooftops?

I am fortunate to have access to the rooftops of several highrise buildings in my city, and am tasked with taking some panoramic photographs of the city for my firm, ideally 360-degree views. This is ...
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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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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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What is “bokeh panorama” (also called the “Brenizer method”)?

Somewhere I don't remember, I heard about the Brenizer method. After reading a few sites, there is no consistent information about what it is exactly, or what the procedures are to apply it, so: ...
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How are virtual tour photos taken?

I am currently working to design a flash virtual tour, but I know little about how the photographs are taken. Ideally I'd like to be able to take a set of 6 shots from a single focal point, and be ...
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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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Getting started with Pano software?

I'm interested in doing pano stitching digitally. There are several apps that look promising. I'm looking at learning Hugin (http://hugin.sourceforge.net/), but before I start investing the time in ...
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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 ...
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Is the Panamatic any good?

Is the Lenspen Panamatic of any real use for creating panoramic shots or is it a waste of money? More product details