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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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What is a good 360 degree camera? [closed]

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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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 shoot panorama in 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to make indoor spherical panorama

How to make a (good-looking) spherical panorama on indoor places ? Such as breezeways, corridors, rooms, and any indoor place with limited height, which is approx. 3 meters. I'm using it to create ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...