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JDar
Mar 11, 2004, 08:24 AM
Let's see what members have stitched together as panoramas, and tell us how you did it if special software or techinique were involved.

Here is one taken Oct 2003 on Hurrican Ridge near Ruidoso, NM. Elevation a little over 10000 ft at this point and nearly always windy. It's a great hike or bike ride up.

Mr. Anderson
Mar 11, 2004, 08:41 AM
I've got quite a few. Here's one I took out in Arizona.....6 images, composited in Photoshop.

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eyelikeart
Mar 11, 2004, 08:45 AM
Nice shots. I remember that Arizona shot while in DC for Geekfest '04. ;)

Panoramas are something I've yet to tackle, the main reason being I don't have a pano-head for my tripod. I'll get around to one someday.

Mr. Anderson
Mar 11, 2004, 08:59 AM
Panoramas are something I've yet to tackle, the main reason being I don't have a pano-head for my tripod. I'll get around to one someday.

You don't need one. I took that without a tripod with my small little Canon S30 :D Its more photoshop magic getting the thing stitched together than anything else. Although now I have a auto stitcher that works quite nicely.

Here's one in Alaska I took in 1997 - again, photoshopped....:D

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JDar
Mar 11, 2004, 09:05 AM
Nice shots. I remember that Arizona shot while in DC for Geekfest '04. ;)

Panoramas are something I've yet to tackle, the main reason being I don't have a pano-head for my tripod. I'll get around to one someday.

A pano-head. Now you're scaring me, talking like a professional. Without a pano-head it's more fun to stitch together.<g>

This is using a deck railing for a tripod. Capitan Mountain range north of our house in the early am on an unusual foggy day for NM. The Capitans run east to west which is different for mountains in this country. I've got a theory that blurry and grainy aren't always bad, but only usually.

eyelikeart
Mar 11, 2004, 09:10 AM
You don't need one. I took that without a tripod with my small little Canon S30 :D Its more photoshop magic getting the thing stitched together than anything else. Although now I have a auto stitcher that works quite nicely.

Then I shall try something out. :D

Mr. Anderson
Mar 11, 2004, 09:29 AM
Then I shall try something out. :D

Try something using a zoom lens so there's less image distortion/curving. It much more difficult to get rid of the curves as is proved by this image :D

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/mer2004/rover-images/mar-10-2004/captions/image-1.html

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JDar
Mar 12, 2004, 09:12 AM
I've got quite a few. Here's one I took out in Arizona.....6 images, composited in Photoshop.

D

Have you done any panoramas by panning the camera in vertical orientation? That's something I want to try soon.

Has anyone had Apple print panoramas, or have another printer they would recommend?

Mr. Anderson
Mar 12, 2004, 09:23 AM
Have you done any panoramas by panning the camera in vertical orientation? That's something I want to try soon.

I've not tried that - in a big city that would have an interesting effect, but it would be highly distorted.

I've done some qtvr stuff, though. But that's all 3D, not real....

www.dukestreet.com/cubic

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eyelikeart
Mar 12, 2004, 10:08 AM
Try something using a zoom lens so there's less image distortion/curving. It much more difficult to get rid of the curves as is proved by this image :D

Ah yes. That was a super wide angle though?

I've got my 70-300mm which should work. ;)

Mr. Anderson
Mar 12, 2004, 10:15 AM
I've got my 70-300mm which should work. ;)

Anything over 100mm is good since it is pretty low on the distortion. Only thing is that you'll get a very narrow field of view. Trade offs :D

Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

D

kiwi_the_iwik
Mar 12, 2004, 03:19 PM
Not THAT good (haven't even colour graded it yet...). No tripod, either - just pan and click...

But it's enough to bring back happy memories.


Sydney, December 2000...

JDar
Mar 12, 2004, 04:26 PM
Not THAT good (haven't even colour graded it yet...). No tripod, either - just pan and click...

But it's enough to bring back happy memories.


Sydney, December 2000...

That is nice and should blend well. Takes time, doesn't it. I learned that one can click on the image for a larger image (slow user) and really enjoyed it!

Mr. Anderson
Mar 12, 2004, 04:39 PM
Not THAT good (haven't even colour graded it yet...). No tripod, either - just pan and click...

But it's enough to bring back happy memories.


Sydney, December 2000...

if you want, send me the files and I'd love to see how well my stitcher works in getting it leveled.

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PlaceofDis
Mar 12, 2004, 05:36 PM
Mr Anderson, is your stitcher a stand alone program, or part of another? anyways could you tell me its name or where i might be able to find it?

thanks

Earendil
Mar 13, 2004, 03:21 PM
if you want, send me the files and I'd love to see how well my stitcher works in getting it leveled.

D

I would also be interested in what program you are using. Or if it's a plugin, its name and what program it belongs to.
TIA!

Tyler
Earendil

Mr. Anderson
Mar 15, 2004, 10:33 AM
Panorama Maker, by arcsoft.

I've not used it on many images yet, just a few - I posted one earlier here

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=577132&highlight=panorama#post577132

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JDar
Mar 15, 2004, 10:58 AM
Panorama Maker, by arcsoft.

I've not used it on many images yet, just a few - I posted one earlier here

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=577132&highlight=panorama#post577132

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Mr. Anderson,

does Panorama Maker by ArcSoft have much different capabilities than PS and PSE2 each have? It is certainly inexpensive enough to try if blending is any easier.

Mr. Anderson
Mar 15, 2004, 11:26 AM
wow, ps CS photomerge is nice! I just tried it on some sample files from panorama maker and it worked great.

So, I'd say its a bit more clunky (requires more steps) than PS, but it works well enough that if you didn't have PS CS you'd be happy. But check to see if there are any others that might be freeware...

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zoetropeuk
Mar 15, 2004, 11:50 AM
I've been shooting panoramas professionally for the web and cd-rom for the past 8-9 years now. I use Realviz Stitcher to do rough proofs for the clients and then render the final panoramas using PTMac from Kekus.com.

Here are a few examples of recent jobs I've shot. If anyone has any questions I'm more then happy to help. You can email me on zoetropeuk at mac.com

1. http://honeywood.cubicvt.co.uk
2. www.zoetrope.uk.com/n66
3. http://www.zoetrope.uk.com/esporta_vr/vr_viewer/eso.cfm

I use both a Coolpix 5000 or a Fuji S2 pro with either the Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye or the 12-24mm DX lens. The first VR on the list isn't as good as it could have been as it was the first shoot with the S2 pro and my new lenses. I didn't really have time to calibrate the nodal point etc as I only received them the night before the shoot.

Matt

wrc fan
Mar 17, 2004, 06:04 AM
This wasn't done by me, but by my business partner. I haven't gotten around to doing panaramic photos yet.

Oh yeah, he put it together using Photoshop 7

JDar
Mar 17, 2004, 07:06 AM
This wasn't done by me, but by my business partner. I haven't gotten around to doing panaramic photos yet.

Oh yeah, he put it together using Photoshop 7

That is an inviting looking place to be. I like the darker edge vignette technique with enough detail there to frame and place, but not enough to distract. Extra donuts this am for your business partner.

javabear90
Mar 17, 2004, 08:31 AM
OK, I've got it.... I made a few nice panoramas and here are a few................................................................................................. .................................................................................................... ..

javabear90
Mar 17, 2004, 08:37 AM
here's the other............................

JDar
Mar 17, 2004, 08:55 AM
OK, I've got it.... I made a few nice panoramas and here are a few................................................................................................. .................................................................................................... ..

javabear90, those are perfectly put together and make me want to strap on the skis.

Here's my last panorama until I get back into NM in a couple of weeks. This is Sierra Blanca (near Ski Apache) looking very sierra but not blanca.

javabear90
Mar 17, 2004, 09:13 AM
Whats with the ads on the bottom... They're about panoramas and such. Is that meant to be or just a quincendent?

JDar
Mar 17, 2004, 09:28 AM
Whats with the ads on the bottom... They're about panoramas and such. Is that meant to be or just a quincendent?

It says "ads by Google" and I've noted they can be generic or targeted to frequently mentioned items in a thread. I suppose it is one way the rent gets paid in MacRumors. It's the age of advertising. I preferred Aquarius.

wrc fan
Mar 17, 2004, 03:29 PM
That is an inviting looking place to be. I like the darker edge vignette technique with enough detail there to frame and place, but not enough to distract. Extra donuts this am for your business partner.

Ooops, it was late, and I forgot to mention that it a picture looking out at Elliot Bay in the Puget Sound (Seattle, WA). He's got a lot more of these, he even bought a $500 printer so he can print them out. But that's the only one I still have on my computer.

candan9019
Mar 18, 2004, 03:37 PM
Northeast of the Grand Canyon. I have some others but none turned out as well as this, although it still could be fixed up a bit. I used photomerge in PS Elements.

JDar
Mar 18, 2004, 03:53 PM
Northeast of the Grand Canyon. I have some others but none turned out as well as this, although it still could be fixed up a bit. I used photomerge in PS Elements.

That is nice. How many separate photos in the panorama? No doubt you have great appreciation for the time that can be involved to fix them together.

PSE is what I use, too, and while I'm tempted to get the whole PS I wind up thinking "what problem would it solve?" PSE actually had the panorama merge prior to PS then it appeared in PS.

candan9019
Mar 18, 2004, 10:05 PM
That is nice. How many separate photos in the panorama? No doubt you have great appreciation for the time that can be involved to fix them together.

It took seven I think. Ya if you don't have tripod it usually is impossible to get it to look right, although PS does a good job getting it all together. I have some without a tripod and there horrible.

IMAGJE
Mar 23, 2004, 04:40 AM
haven't tried PhotoShop CS yet, but very curious... the other results look very good I think.

Mr. Anderson
Apr 1, 2004, 12:19 PM
haven't tried PhotoShop CS yet, but very curious... the other results look very good I think.

what did you use for those images and how many separate pics did it take?

The curvature is nice and smooth, very impressive.

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IMAGJE
Apr 1, 2004, 11:49 PM
approx. 20% overlapping. What impresses me most, is how little distortion there is even with "fine details" or hard to align details like leaves - see the image in this post - the smaller, wider one represents the full panorama, the vertical image is a slice of the full-sized image (6000 pixel wide).

yahooz
Apr 14, 2004, 03:01 PM
One of mine... thought it came out kind of cool....

JDar
Apr 14, 2004, 03:52 PM
Neat! I clicked on it then kept scrolling right horizontally to walk the loading dock then reach the boat. Is that the Washington State ferry service? Looks like their equipment.

yahooz
Apr 14, 2004, 05:56 PM
Neat! I clicked on it then kept scrolling right horizontally to walk the loading dock then reach the boat. Is that the Washington State ferry service? Looks like their equipment.

yes. glad you liked it :)

iMac-G5
May 10, 2004, 04:58 AM
I made this from about 10 photos, shoot with my sony dsc f717 (It was still working though wind, snow, 3000m and -15 C, while an analoge Canon EOS did not).

Stitch did the rest.

:p

JDar
May 10, 2004, 07:56 AM
Very nice, iMac-G5; it appears seamless on screen without any evidence such as variable sky color or brightness.

Hot chocolate please.

I'm glad the panorama thread lives on.

Mr. Anderson
May 10, 2004, 08:00 AM
close to seamless - just work on getting the cloud cover even. Sometimes its best just to redo the whole sky in the troublesome areas...

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ephramz
May 11, 2004, 03:59 PM
There are several of the panoramas I have made of Peru (Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca) with a Coolpix 4500 in panorama assist mode (keeps exposure constant and displays last 1/3 of previous photo), then stitched together with either RealViz Stitcher (easier and quicker, better artifact removal) or PTMac (more accuracte, slower), at the beginning of this webpage:
http://nat.myphotos.cc:69/~nat/peru/peru4/

I have used PanoramaMaker also, but I find it quite limited. If you use Stitcher, make sure you use at least 3.5.1. Previous versions were quite buggy. Even with this version you should save multiple copies of your work often! Sometimes it writes zeros over a large file that you've spent hours on!

There are more on the way from Mali. Here's an early example of the pygmy houses of the Dogon country:

JDar
May 15, 2004, 01:02 PM
I'm glad you posted your web site with more photos. You are brave to bike in Lima! I've seen ads for mountain bikes set at Machu Picchu but I hope they do not allow it there.

kylos
Feb 1, 2008, 01:56 PM
I couldn't find any more current threads, so I apologize for raising the dead, but this is a shot of the interior of the State of Michigan Capitol Building. I'd like to not-so-subtly point your attention to the fact that, while this is a fully spherical shot there appears to be no distortion when the image is flattened. Take a guess before viewing the quicktime vr.

Michigan capitol cropped:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2131/2235410036_0b699cd2c6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylos/2235410036/)

Uncropped (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylos/2235409466/)

QTVR of the Capitol (http://www.harrcreative.com/capitol.html)

nukiduz
Feb 1, 2008, 04:48 PM
a quite diferent panorama here.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2377/2235711612_41b8349b92_o.jpg

KatmanDu
Feb 1, 2008, 06:22 PM
Both from the top of Blood Mountain in Georgia; both 4 frames, I think. Still need some cleaning up.

http://katsden.5100bac.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/merge2.jpg

http://katsden.5100bac.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/merge1.jpg

Schtumple
Feb 2, 2008, 01:30 PM
One i took in california, anderson valley (possibly), booneville area, lovely place.

jeff3221
Feb 2, 2008, 05:09 PM
Mr. Anderson, is that Sedona? I was there a few summers ago. It is amazing there.

zeedee-h
Feb 2, 2008, 05:56 PM
Taken from the roof of my house :)

No tripod, just used photoshop auto-align and blend.

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/8043/rooftopanoramaaw5.jpg

zeedee-h
Feb 10, 2008, 12:50 AM
just had to post there cause they are so kewl :P

made with halo 3 n photoshop

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2523/valpansmallkn5.jpg

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6545/sandpanosmalljk7.jpg

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/7272/isopansmallsp4.jpg

puckhead193
May 4, 2008, 06:07 PM
we need some sports:
Fenway from today's game vs. the Rays
edit- was done with a nikon S5 and CS3

spencers
May 4, 2008, 10:12 PM
we need some sports:
Fenway from today's game vs. the Rays
edit- was done with a nikon S5 and CS3

i LOVE fenway :cool:

ill0gical0ne
May 5, 2008, 12:21 AM
Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield turns 1-6

Taken during F1 weekend 2006, in 6 photos; arranged in Photoshop.

I gave this in an 8"x36" print, framed in black, to my father for Christmas of 2006.

3840x1024
http://tn3-1.deviantart.com/fs15/300W/f/2006/355/b/c/Indianapolis_MS___Triple_by_develogix.jpg

DeviantArt (http://develogix.deviantart.com/art/Indianapolis-MS-Triple-45117776) - Direct Link (http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs15/f/2006/355/b/c/Indianapolis_MS___Triple_by_develogix.jpg)

creator2456
May 5, 2008, 09:06 AM
The east and west view from inside the Gateway Arch from a couple years ago.

zioxide
May 5, 2008, 02:22 PM
i LOVE fenway :cool:

i got one for you.. taken May 1st 2007: Sox v. A's (Schilling pitched) taken from section 43.. my first trip to fenway

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/206/515515898_51351c29e4.jpg

paleck
May 5, 2008, 02:45 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/133/320355532_91dd5f764a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paleck/320355532/in/set-72157594416565352/)

Simple Panoramic I took from the room on a cruise two years ago I have some better ones, though I'll have to go find them first.... :D

nburwell
May 6, 2008, 07:06 PM
Very nice thread. Here are some of my panoramas.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v696/nburwell/nyc_panorama_rework.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v696/nburwell/philadelphia_pano_web22.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v696/nburwell/cbp_pano1_20x10_web.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v696/nburwell/philadelphia_pano.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v696/nburwell/pitt_pano_st8_med.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v696/nburwell/nyc_pano_rework_web1.jpg