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Old May 31, 2010, 5:59 PM   #1
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I thought I would try some handheld panorama's...... So I've taken the photo's but from past experience in attempting to merge multiple photos into one, its not easy as you would think since they do not always fit as you would expect, so to my question... Is there any automated (preferably free) software to stitch photos together inteligently?
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Old May 31, 2010, 6:07 PM   #2
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If you overlap well, autostitch is free and produces a variable size output. I'm not so sure about the quality as the ones I've done don't seem sharp. Costs nothing to try.
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Old May 31, 2010, 7:09 PM   #3
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Photosphere is a free panorama software that has worked fine for me.

http://www.anyhere.com/
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Old May 31, 2010, 10:01 PM   #4
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If you use a Mac then Hugin is a decent program for free.
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Photoshop can do it, but I really like ptGui. (wish it was free)

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I have had good results from Microsoft ICE.

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Old Jun 1, 2010, 2:08 PM   #7
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The panorama feature in CS4 is very nice, that's what I use. Does the latest version of PSE have the same one? If so, it'll do the vast majority of panos. CS4 will even merge to panorama pictures taken with a fisheye (I posted one here a while ago). Because of this, I haven't tried anything else.
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Old Jun 1, 2010, 2:57 PM   #8
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well dont i feel like a plonker - feature right there in photoshop worked beautifully but sadly it has left make salivating over PS CS5 as there are empty areas around the edges and i saw a CS5 demo on youtube and one click and it fill those in so well you'd never guess that its all just made up - fortunately with this one some stamp cloning does the job =)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/...617f36ec_o.jpg (bigger version)

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Hey John...

I can appreciate that you want want to demonstrate how an image looks at a larger size. But, that image is 1900 pixels wide, which is going to require many viewers to scroll left and right to see the entire image, especially if they're using a laptop or netbook. ;-)

Although we don't usually enforce it for linked images (versus images attached to posts by uploading them to our servers), we have a maximum size limit of 1024 pixels when users attached images here for that reason (the most common monitor resolution is still 1024 x 768 for internet users; and a lot of users can't see an image like that one without a lot of scrolling).

So, we'd prefer it if you kept the image dimensions down a bit for future posts, posting links to a larger version of the images instead, if you want members to see a larger version than you're including in a forum post.

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Beautiful pano JP!
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