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Old Feb 17, 2004, 3:31 PM   #1
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How would one go about taking panoramic pictures with the FZ10??
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 9:17 AM   #2
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Just take a bunch of pictures next to eachother - make sure to have some overlapping, then use some panorama software. I highly recommend www.panoramafactory.com .

Heres a pic i made using my fz10 + panoramafactory yesterday. I know the left side is a little blurry, should have used a tripod.

http://home.no.net/badbeat/tarleb0.jpg

I dare you to find the "stitches"!
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 8:29 PM   #3
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Also depending on the conditions, you may want to use manual settings. That will keep exposure and white balance the same.

I think using at least a little zoom helps eliminate some distortion at the widest angle.

I use photoshop elements 2 to stitch on my mac. Here's one from Purdue's campus.

http://home.insightbb.com/~srvirata/PurdueFountain2.gif
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 1:28 AM   #4
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Also, to align the overlapping images as well as possible, use a tripod if possible. If you can't use a tripod, then after making all of your settings (non-auto White Balance, manual focus, manual shutter and aperture), press the "Display" button until you get the tic-tac-toe grid. The horizontal lines will make it much easier to maintain vertical alignment, and the vertical lines will let you overlap the images by about 15-30% by shifting what was in the right-third of one image into the left-third of the next one.
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 7:19 AM   #5
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Check the CD that came with the camera. It has ArcSoft Panorama Maker. Very easy to use.
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 11:28 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I ended up experimenting with Adobe Photoshop CS and found the photomerge option. I have attached my pic.

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Old Feb 19, 2004, 1:13 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. I ended up experimenting with Adobe Photoshop CS and found the photomerge option. I have attached my pic.
Hey, thanks for the Garden of the Gods pic! I used to live off of GOTG Road (I now live in Virginia) and I really miss COS!
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