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Old Oct 23, 2004, 9:59 AM   #1
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What is the diffrence between stitching a photo and photomerge? I would like to create a panoramic photo. I use Photoshop Elememnts 2.0. What are some good applications for the Macintosh user for stitching.
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I suspect that photomerge is a specific program - stitching is the general/generic term for putting panoramas together from individual shots.

Likely the best stitching program for the Mac is the same one that is best for the PC: Panorama Tools. PT *really* needs one of the graphic front-ends, and there is at least one available for the Mac - PTMac if I recall correctly. Even with a graphic front-end, PT is not easy to use, and to use its full power, you need an editing program capable of layers to do the final touch-up.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 8:31 PM   #3
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Bill photomerge is one of the options in Photoshop elements program. Bill what I like to do, is that i have photos that are not takem as panaramic. They regular photos from my digital camera. I just want them merge together about three of them. To put into a panarama frame. Any help will be appreciated.
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If the shots were not taken as panoramas, forget about any automagical stiching program.

Think layers. Create a canvas big enough to hold your final image (you can always crop later) and add each of your photos as a layer. I don't know PS Elements so cannot help you beyond aiming you at learning how to deal with layers.
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Bill thanks for the help.
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Imacer,
What you want to do is easy in your program, I have done it a number of times:
Go to "file", and select "new".
Click on "OK" in the pop up box.
Open the file where the 2 images are located.
Choose the "move tool" from the long box on the left.
Move each image into the empty box.
Line them up as desired.
Crop.
Save.

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