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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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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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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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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 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 are the best techniques to take 360° panoramas?

I always wondered what are the best techniques, hints, and tips for a great panoramic shoot?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 haven'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wrapping photos to an equirectangular projection in Hugin

In Hugin, I want my panoramic photos to be warped around a sphere, so the output is an equirectangular stitched image. However, when I align them, they appear in the preview as a connected strip, ...
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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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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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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 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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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 to ...
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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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What is a vertorama and is it really different from a panorama?

Is "vertorama" a real photography term, or is it simply something that people use to describe a vertical panorama? I never thought that panorama was limited to horizontal landscape oriented images, ...
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How can I align two panoramic images?

I have two panoramas, which are already stitched. They were taken four years apart, of the same town from the same location. I want to align them and show them side by side, so that the viewer can ...
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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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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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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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Can I make a panorama mount for occasional panorama shooting?

I sometimes (about 5 times per year) decide to shoot a panorama, just for me, with no intentions to sell or use the photo outside my family and close relatives. Currently I use my Pentax DAL 18-55 ...
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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 http://www.youtube.com/...
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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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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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Is it possible to install a filter (or remove one) in a Noblex camera without wasting/exposing film?

Noblex rotating-lens panoramic cameras have the lens inside a drum, which rotates to take a photo, recording a ~130° angle of view on film. Because the lens is inside this rotating drum, there is a ...
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How can I create a distortion-free high-resolution panoramic image of a three dimensional forest from a short distance?

I am building a house at the moment. At the north side of the house there is a forest. I wanted to create a very-high res photo of the forest to create a photo wallpaper (rug? what is the correct ...
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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 proper exif tag to mark a lens as a fisheye?

I'm shooting panoramas with a manual 8mm fisheye lens on my Canon 60D DSLR (APS-C, 1.6x crop factor). Since the camera cannot talk to the lens, the exif data in the pictures is all wrong. I know how ...
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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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Queuing panorama rendering on Lightroom

I have a whole bunch of panoramas to render on Lightroom. The problem is that when I render one, my PC is dying and I can't really do much with it, much less continue using Lightroom to develop other ...
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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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What is Parallax error in the context of panorama?

When I googled parallax error a lot of information comes about the rangefinder cameras' viewfinders' parallax error. I also googled "parallax error panorama" but a few information comes. Now I want to ...
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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 ...
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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 fisheye ...
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