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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 ...
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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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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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Panoramas as a hexagonal prism

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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What equipment do I need for 360° virtual tour photography? [duplicate]

I am looking forward to make a 360 degree virtual tour photography of my locality. Could you please suggest the basic specifications of the camera that would be required to do so? What software can I ...