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Old Jan 2, 2006, 3:24 PM   #1
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I do alot of landscape shots and would like to learn more about stitching.
It'sfascinating to see multiple shots taken, and thenusingspecial (panaromic) software to line themup, or "stitch" them together.

Does anyonehave any good stitched shots they can post?
Also, recommended software for it.

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Old Jan 2, 2006, 3:44 PM   #2
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TG, try this program, its free and everyone seems to like it

http://www.autostitch.net/

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Old Jan 2, 2006, 4:28 PM   #3
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Auto stitch Fer sher!


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Old Jan 2, 2006, 5:05 PM   #4
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great, now that we have found the program of choice,
how about some samples?
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 9:39 PM   #5
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Interesting web site.

Looks like you just dump your shots into the bag and a finished product falls out.

How critical is the composition/overlap of the individual images ?

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Old Jan 2, 2006, 10:07 PM   #6
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Yes, autostich is great, but Kodak cameras are not very suitable for panoramas. You definitely need a tripod to shot Panoramas with a Kodak. If the camera would have a panorama assist - it easily could be added to the firmware - like all models from Canon and Nikon then you could easily shot panoramas without tripod.
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I disagree, I never shoot my panoramic pictures with a tripod, and they turn out splendid. Here's an example of 24 pictures stitched together (4x6)
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http://students.washington.edu/blasc...1_filtered.jpg
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 12:00 AM   #8
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Great Panorama indeed, but why do you need 24 pictures for it?
With a pano assist, you can easily match adjacent pictures, because the old picture and the new one overlap each other in the EVF or on the LCD. That helps the stiching software a lot and you need less pictures. In your case, I would perhaps need only 4-5 pictures with my Powershot S1 and only two with my Coolpix 8400 and I would always be sure that a get a good pano in the end. The Powershot S1 pano assist even supports sophisticated 2D panos.
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 12:56 AM   #9
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I remember a few months back when I was checking out cams atBBuy. There was thisvery tiny little camera that could automatically stitch panaramic shots on the fly. You could take one shot, and then it would appear right on the screen (half of it) for you to line it up EXACTLY with the next. It was amazing how it all worked!

I dont remember the brand or model (olympus maybe?), But regardless it was pretty cool technology.The cam itself was too small (and feature limited)for my needs and prettypricely as well (almost $400). So I resisted the temptation to buy.

Anyway, mostKodak enthusiastsare aware that the Kodak models don't have any inherit panaramicfeatures.And for many usersitsno big deal (really).

It's just fun to see what new and original photos we can create.
Even if it means 25 shots andexternal photo software.







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Hey Will B.

Very nice shot!

I tend to agree with Kassandro.

Did you just eye ball your shots left to right and then drop down and again click from left to right thus giving it a big view from top to bottom and a still wider view from left to right??? :?

I gave up on my Nikon 35mm slr and Leica M3 to go to digital but I still have a unique little camera made by Minolta called the "Freedom Vista". This camera only shoots panarama shots on a regular 35mm frame (top and bottom masked), has a 11mm lens, and is the size of abath size bar of soap!

I also had a Widelux F7 with its pivoting lens (a pain in the @ss to use)

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