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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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Panorama macro possible?

I have never really tried to do much stitching. Is there any software to create a panorama for a macro pic? Could very well be a pipe dream, but worth asking!
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LightRoom: Any way to get the 'Distortion' effect (far) over 100? Why is it limited?

When I process pictures in LightRoom (newest, CC 2015.4), I often would like to move the sliders over the maximum (or under the minimum) offered. This question is specifically about the 'Distortion', ...
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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 can I blend images taken at different times of the day into the same panorama?

Is there a way to take a same set of images for a panorama twice at different times of the day? I would like to blend these images using a layer mask in Photoshop so I get a blue hour foreground and ...
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What tripods and heads for shooting indoor panoramic images (360) with smartphone are there on the market?

I want to shoot indoor panorama with my smartphone, but parallax error makes it really difficult to get decent results (i.e. small or no artifacts). Something better than ...
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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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Stitching multiple camera panoramas

I have 4 identical cameras orientated on a tripod covering a 180 degree vertical field of view. The setup revolves using a motor and I want to create a 360 degree panorama. Vertically, there is very ...
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How do I remove PTGUI's black top/down circles on a QTVR / CUBIC?

I'd like to know how to remove PTGUI's black circle holes when converting an already flat 360 pano to an Equirectangular QTVR / Cubic. I do understand that the Top & Down generated images have ...
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How to prevent AutoPano from splitting my panorama?

I was trying to stitch 8 images and got the following picture: I.e., AutoPano decided picutres are not connected. How do I force AutoPano to connect them? UPDATE I have found the following ...
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How to position separate parts of panorama in spherical coordinates in AutoPano?

Autopano was unable to stitch few parts of my panorama. So, I am to fix them manually, but failing. My panorama consists of two pars, which were connected by AutoPano automatically, but it was ...
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“Shooting was interrupted, Sweep faster” error when taking a panorama on Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

Whenever I try to take a panorama with the Fujifilm FinePix S9400W, I get this error and no image is saved: SHOOTING WAS INTERRUPTED SWEEP FASTER I have tried 10 times slowly, fast, very fast. I ...
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banding photoshop auto-blend layers

I get some banding in Photoshop when I auto-blend (RAW) layers. Is there a way to overcome this? Below is a cut-out from my panorama.
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How is this changing vertical perspective effect achieved?

I came across few pictures of this kind, but find it difficult to search for the way people make them. What kind of settings you should use in your camera, and do you use photoshop after that? ...
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Setup for taking photos of large flat surfaces (maps/plans/textiles) at limited distance

My Problem ist actually simple: I am trying to take photos of flat surface items (large flags, large maps, antique rugs and so on) in a room that does not offer enough height. I have been ...
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How to prevent this exposure/tonal shift when stitiching an HDR panorama in Photoshop?

I'm trying to create an HDR panorama. I have 8 photos with 3 exposures each (-1, 0, +1 EV). For each one, I used PS's merge to HDR functionality and chose 32 bit. I have 8 files A, B, ...H.psd that ...
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How do I find the focal length when stitching images made with an unknown lens in Hugin?

I tried to stitch some images from appollo 16 to a panorama. The problem is that I do not know the focal length of the lens. Is there a way to circumvent this?
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Is there a recommended aspect ratio for panoramic photos?

I'm learning to create panoramic photos. I'd like to know if there's any recommended proportion to determine its size. I have the feeling that 4:1 is fine, but I could'nt find any pattern.
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How to fix wavy horizon in panoramas, ideally in LR? [duplicate]

I've been doing a number of panoramas of a flat barren landscapes lately, but I have been running into issues with a wavy horizon. I can remedy this to a certain degree in Photoshop with cloning but ...
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What is the added value of a panorama head?

As an amateur I've done several panoramas of landscapes and city views. I've mostly done it hand-held with a DSLR, with exposure lock and at the wide end of my zoom-lens. I do the stitching in ...
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How do I stitch a panorama to keep horizon without bumps while ignoring problems on nearby trees?

It's the lookout tower below. You can't shoot from a single place - you take pictures from four different positions, distant a few meters one from another. I know there logically must be problems on ...
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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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What are the best techniques to take 360° panoramas?

Possible Duplicate: Recommendations for panorama creation/stitching tools I always wondered what are the best techniques, hints, and tips for a great panoramic shoot?
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360 Virtual Tour setup: compact VS full setup?

I have 2 camera bodies: Nikon D610 Sony NEX-5R I have these lenses (which I can fit on both cameras with a NEX adapter): Opteka (Rokinon/Samyang) 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Sigma 12-24 (Mark I) I ...
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Correct way to shoot a panorama of large buildings?

While traveling to Europe, I come across many huge cathedrals and churches. I normally take multiple zoomed photos of the building and then stitch them in photoshop. However the final result is not ...
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Is there a Windows panorama stitching package that can stitch RAW files?

Is there any tool for stitching Panoramas from multiple CR2 files from my Canon EOS 1200D? I'd prefer any free or open source tools, but paid software should be fine too. I have tried multiple ...
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How to convert panoramas to sliding video/gif?

I am trying convert a panorama image with very high width to height ratio. I want this to be visible on a mobile app i.e. facebook or instagram as a video from left end to right.
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Are there true 360 degree cameras?

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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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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Camera for virtual tour

i would like to make virtual tour-something like google street, but inside of buildings What camera is best for this? I found that GoPro 4 is pretty good, but im not sure, if is good for this type of ...
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How to create custom Google Streetview panorama?

I have a 360° panoramic photo, 18432×9216 px in size, stitched with ICE. I have uploaded the panorama to Photosynth, so that it can be viewed and navigated conveniently. However, Photosynth requires ...
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Pano Pro versus Gigapan for panoramic photos?

I am looking to get into shooting panoramic photos of home interiors using my Canon Rebel T4i. I've come across two systems for streamlining panoramic photo shoots: Gigapan Epic and Pano Pro. They ...
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How do I shoot a panorama with a Nikon D5200?

I recently bought a Nikon D5200 and I was wondering how to shoot in panorama mode. I seem to find every other mode but panorama. Do I just need to pan the camera and take multiple pictures and stitch ...
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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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How do I align bracketed exposure panoramas in photoshop?

I bracketed 3 exposures for each part of a panorama, and then stitched 3 panoramas together, 1 at each exposure, using photoshop CC (probably called photomerge). I now have 3 different layers with ...
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Why is Photoshop splitting my panorama in the wrong place?

I have taken a number of pictures to create a 360-degree panorama. I add them to the Photomerge dialog in the order I want them to be stitched, but Photoshop insists on stitching them together in ...
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Where can I find photos taken by a calibrated camera to make a 360° panorama? [closed]

I am trying to write up an automatic 360° panorama stitching program for my final project, in order to do so, I need to accomplish four steps: Find the horizontal and vertical field of view for a ...
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How to do 360 Polar Panorama in Photography? [duplicate]

I Have here a 360 Panorama picture from random Web search: I want to ask how to do this, do I need some special lens or any equipment to do this? It's kind a tricky I guess.
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360° (spherical) panorama with person / portrait?

Sometimes, I want to create a 360° panorama with a person standing in the middle. The problem is that when I move the camera around, then the person will move slightly. Idea: Create just one shot of ...
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How to make a photo of a wide wall [duplicate]

Let's say you need to take a photo of a 200 feet wide wall, but can't move further away from it than 50 feet (won't get the entire wall in one photo). Currently, I stand still, and take a bunch of ...
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Panorama with rectangular projection [duplicate]

I've taken about an hundered of pictures of a large painting with an iPhone at a distance of about 40cm. For each picture I moved the camera along the painting. I was thinking to use hugin to build ...
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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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How can I convert a panorama to “Google Sphere” / Panorama for “Google Views”?

I have this panorama: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1e0qz92jsb4xibe/test-3000x1500.jpg?dl=0 I edited it in Photoshop and uploaded it to Google, but it isn't recognized as a panorama any more. That's why ...
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Do I “need” a panoramic head to shoot 360 panoramas?

Can I just shoot more photos with more overlap on each other without rotating at the lens nodal point? Or will the stitching software encounter problems properly "aligning" parallax affected photos ...
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Minimum requirements to capture a “Street View”-like photo?

What equipment is needed to take panoramic street photography like in this example.
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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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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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Do I need an L-bracket for panorama shooting?

Having recently bought a travel tripod, I am getting started into panorama night photography. The tripod has a ball-head with a notch for turning camera into a portrait orientation. My typical ...
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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 ...