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ricardo
04-18-2006, 08:59 PM
For you Windows users, there is a free photo stitching program available on the AutoStitch (http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html) website that is extremely easy to use. Maybe not professional quality but works great for the average shooter.

The Program:
Once the options are set, you just open the program and then open the files...that's it. It will produce an image called "pano.jpg" (if the file already exists from a previous stitching, it will be overwritten!).

Taking pics:
-make sure there is ~30% of overlap between the pics
-turn the camera when taking the pics, not your body

The Setup:
-instead of explaining it, this is what I have...
http://rmomsen.com/images/AutostitchOptions.JPG
-You may want to mess with the 'output size'.


example 1 (http://www.koreaontherocks.com/user_images/originals/484444cde857e59.jpg)
example 2 (http://www.koreaontherocks.com/user_images/originals/534443ab4d641a1.jpg) this is essentially a fish eye view so there will be distortion.

Eric
04-18-2006, 09:30 PM
those are sweet! bummer no mac version, though... :Cry:

rockboy
04-24-2006, 12:13 AM
Photoshop CS and Elements both have their own stitching software too.

In Photoshop go to "file" -> "automate" -> "photomerge" then select your photos via the browse menu.

In Elements go to "file" -> "create photomerge" then select your photos via the browse menu. Very simple and quick!

I stitched 32 (RAW 6MB/file) photos of Ganhyeon together in photoshop to try it out. Not too bad, but I didn't use the advanced blending mode which gets all the contrast and lighting to match, as my computer kept running out of memory:doh:

Ok dowloaded Autostitch, no RAW plugin on the Demo:doh: , converted to small jpegs, here's the result. it was very quick! but there was 150 million less bytes to chew through!