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Old Jun 9, 2005, 2:30 PM   #21
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Here's another 3-picture AutoStitch panorama. Ameriquest Field in Arlington, Texas.
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Old Jun 9, 2005, 2:54 PM   #22
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Here, I've rotated the panorama from AutoStitch, causing me to have to crop a bit more.


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Old Jun 18, 2005, 6:27 PM   #23
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Went to a car show in Eastern Michigan last week and took 6 shots for a panorama.


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Walter, the rotation makes a big difference. You might want to adjust the perspective a little too. I know I'm guilty of letting images lean towards the center. The car show looks pretty good.

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The following link is to a panorama of 77 photos taken at 5x zoom from a tripod. The distance from one side to to the other is about 20 miles. (I started with more photos but had to trim back the number when I ran out of computer memory)

The program used was autostitch.exe. The camera used was a Panasonic FZ5

When you link to the panarama change the size box to "original" to get proper size.


http://iciclelanding.com/aperture?ph...amp;view=photo

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Old Jul 9, 2005, 5:02 PM   #26
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Nicely done. 77 photos, wow!

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Old Jul 9, 2005, 5:36 PM   #27
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The following link is to a panorama of 77 photos taken at 5x zoom from a tripod. The distance from one side to to the other is about 20 miles. (I started with more photos but had to trim back the number when I ran out of computer memory)

The program used was autostitch.exe. The camera used was a Panasonic FZ5
Very nice indeed. Makes my panos look puny by comparison.

AutoStitch has a lot of potential. Even though the interface dialogueis obscure(needlessly?) after a while you get used to the various settings. I have spent far too much time figuring out the meaning (and purpose) of the Greek... Alpha, beta... etc. I know they are arbitrary and flexible terms for the developer to plug into the various concepts in his programming, but I wish I know what those purposes are.

Is anyone out there familiar enough with AutoStitch to decode the dialogues? I'm getting worn out by trial and error. (or as Ricky from Trailer Park Boys says, "...denial and error.:-))

Sorry about the rant... excellent work on your pano.

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Thanks Walter

I must say though, that if I was to do it again, I wouldnt zoom so I could keep the photo count less than 20. It would also allow me to stitch at closer to 100% size rather than the 18% size autostitch had to use so my memory didn't fill up.

I was surprised it worked at all!!

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Tom

I agree with you. I have know idea what the alpha/beta and myriad of other settings do.

I generally guessed, and if it crashed I didnt do it that way again.

This was only my second pano ever. the first was 40 shot one at the same location ...handheld . Needless to say the resulting pano was a snake like thing that was totally unusable

But autostitch still stitched it!!!!

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Old Jul 10, 2005, 9:28 AM   #30
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Brian (and all)

I'm curious to know how long AutoStitch takes on your computer(s). Course, I'm sure it depends partly on the size of the files it is working with.

In my case (experience), using files that are about 3.5 megs in size, a 3-panel pano takes about 10 minutes, while a 4-panel pano takes 20 minutes to process.

I have a Pentium 4 computer with 512 MB Ram running at 2.5 Mhz. But, I have a lot of programs loaded on it, some taking up virtual memory, etc.

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