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Panorama maker from Arcsoft - This recognises Canon RAW (.CR2) and also .TIFF. Please note, it only exports to the following formats. WINDOWS - JPEG, TIF, BMP, TGA, MOV, SWF, PTViewer MAC - TIFF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, HTML On the Windows version it will recognise JPG, JPEG, TIFF, TIF, RAW (Adobe DNG (.DNG), Canon Camera RAW File (.CRW;.CR2), Epson RAW Format ...


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Stitching RAW files is problematic. In order to get a good stitch you ideally want to correct vignetting and distortion first, something that you would do in your RAW converter, then just output TIFFs of a smaller size (no need for full size when combining multiple files usually) and things will be both quicker and more accurate.


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You could use dcraw to convert raw files to "raw" tiff files that only contain the raw data using the command "dcraw -D filename". The stitching then needs to be done by taking into account the Bayer pattern. This means that you must extract from each tiff file the pixels that belong to each of 3 color channels. You can use programs such as ImageJ, you do ...


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PTGui can stitch RAW and DNG images as input. However, remember RAW files do not contain any editing adjustments (such as CA correction, noise reduction, or vignetting correction), so there's not a lot of advantage to be had by going this route, rather than converting your RAWs to TIFFs, and then stitching the TIFFs. See also: Are there any open source ...


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Because the D5200 has an optical viewfinder, they haven't thought to build in a way to overlap images. P&S cameras typically use an LCD with liveview, so it's easier to implement a way to give a panorama-assist mode. There is, of course, nothing stopping camera manufacturers from adding this to the SLR liveview modes, or creating a dot-matrix LCD ...


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The D5200 does not have a panorama mode built in. You will need to take multiple shots and stitch them in software like Photoshop or Hugin. When you take your shots, do not simply stand still and twist at the waist. This will result in distorted panoramas. Instead, you need to imagine that the end of the lens is attached to a pole in the ground, and pivot ...


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It is very possible, and you can even avoid parallax by using a macro rail shifting it parallel to the subject. In this manner you dont rotate the lens around a nodal point.


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I could only see using a T/S lens for panoramas if you already have one and you don't want to cover a large angle of view. Other than that, a panorama tripod head is the best way to go. Besides being cheaper you have so much more flexibility. For that matter, today's blending algorithms are so good that you can get away with hand-holding and not have to ...


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Its often easier to see the tilt shift when you've got a large format system. Moving the standards (the things that hold the film and the lens) around Lets consider some aspects more easily than thinking about an SLR system with a TS lens. First, lets look at some large format lenses. The number of interest here is the 'Image Circle @ f/22' column. One ...



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