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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Fixing the brightness level in a panoramic photo

I've created a panormamic photograph from 4 separate shots using AutoStitch. The panorama came out fine, except that the left side of the image is brighter than the right side: What's the best way ...
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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 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 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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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 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 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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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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What is the best shoot trick plus software to take 360 photos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recommendations for panorama creation/stitching tools I always wondered what is the best trick and what software is the most easy to preform a great panoramic shoot
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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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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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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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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 ...