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Author Topic: Photo Stitching  (Read 3932 times)

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Photo Stitching
« on: April 08, 2010 »

Can anyone recommend software (preferably free) for stitching images together to make a panorama?
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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010 »

photoshop cs3 and above does it automatically. Its what I use and I find it does a great job.
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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010 »

FFS, I've been doing it manually in CS3. How do you do it automatically and can it deal with overlaps?
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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010 »

Yeah it cuts the pics for best fit. Drag all the photos for your pano into photoshop then file:> automate:> photomerge.

It'll ask some stuff, click use open files, I usually use perspective I think, then it'll merge everything and give you your pano.
You'll need to crop the edges to square it up but its easy done.
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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010 »

For anyone without CS3 have a try with this app: AutoStitch it's "free as in beer" (example I did a while past..using a camera phone) but there are other commercial products (and iPhone app) that use the same code.

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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010 »

Hugin is also free and has pretty advanced options if you want to go wild.  I used it to stitch a monster 8ft photo for a quarry sign - it took about 2 hours to render but was awesome 8)
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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010 »

Can anyone recommend software (preferably free) for stitching images together to make a panorama?

I use CS3 too.  So quick.  Here's a photo from the "Commedagh for the Red Arrows" meet.  It is a combination of 6 individual pictures to create the panoramic view of Newcastle with one of the Red Arrows coming through the Donard/Commedagh Saddle.  All pics where taken on the day but I openly admit they are stitched together.  Just want to show you an example of what can be done in less than 2 minutes:  

http://imgur.com/kzpNn.jpg
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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010 »

Can anyone recommend software (preferably free) for stitching images together to make a panorama?

I use CS3 too.  So quick.  Here's a photo from the "Commedagh for the Red Arrows" meet.  It is a combination of 6 individual pictures to create the panoramic view of Newcastle with one of the Red Arrows coming through the Donard/Commedagh Saddle.  All pics where taken on the day but I openly admit they are stitched together.  Just wat to show you an example of what can be done in less than 2 minutes. 

<img src="http://imgur.com/kzpNn.jpg" alt="Hosted by imgur.com" />

That is amazing. you should sent a copy of that to the red arrows.
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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010 »

I use CS3 too.  So quick.  Here's a photo from the "Commedagh for the Red Arrows" meet.  It is a combination of 6 individual pictures to create the panoramic view of Newcastle with one of the Red Arrows coming through the Donard/Commedagh Saddle.  All pics where taken on the day but I openly admit they are stitched together.  Just want to show you an example of what can be done in less than 2 minutes:

Nice work Dowser.  I use the photo stitch tool in Photoshop as well, it seems to do the job well.  Mind you, I've only ever taken a couple of pano's and keep meaning to do more as I really like them.  I'm a big fan of Colin Prior's photography and the Scottish landscape panoramas he shoots are awesome.  Only problem with pano's is that looking at them on a monitor doesnt really do them justice... they need to be printed out B I G :)

This one was taken during a snowy spell at the start of last year on Cavehill:


Here is one I shot at a place called Doagh Island in Donegal, close to the Doagh Famine Village:

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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010 »

Two awesome shots Suspect  ;)  I was at that exact location at Doagh Island last year but I hadn't even considered panoramic photos at that stage.  I will be doing a lot more from now on.  Would like to get a few professionally printed and mounted to hang in the house.
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Re: Photo Stitching
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010 »

Great work guys!
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