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abhinav
10-18-2005, 05:43 PM
I tried some with my G6 and the software that comes with it. Results were not good, not sure whether pictures were not taken right or the software is not upto the mark. I found that it was not aligning the pictures correctly. Any tips, how to do this thing right?

Geoff Chandler
10-18-2005, 06:02 PM
I tried some with my G6 and the software that comes with it. Results were not good, not sure whether pictures were not taken right or the software is not upto the mark. I found that it was not aligning the pictures correctly. Any tips, how to do this thing right?
I would point you to my comments and others in the Panorama thread in the Photographs section, but meanwhile a couple of pointers: -
Try to avoid taking right at the wide angle end of the zoom to avoid barrel
distortions making joining harder, try to lock your exposure - either using the exposure lock or select manual exposure - pan around and work out the best average exposure for the whole panorama. Try to keep the camera as level as possible, and finally make sure you overlap a noticable amount on each shot to make joining easier.
Good luck
Geoff

kcyho
10-19-2005, 11:11 PM
look into a program called Panorama Factory by Smoke City Design
it is by far the best stitching program i've ever used. By Far. And I've tried alot. When I found this program I went back through years of photos to stitch together pictures that 4 or 5 other programs have just failed miserably on.

for example, this is the program stitching and correcting a buncha pictures i took WITHOUT any exposure lock or anything. other programs just mess up royally.

http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/6035/millenumpark4rd.th.jpg (http://img466.imageshack.us/my.php?image=millenumpark4rd.jpg)

John_Reed
10-20-2005, 10:08 AM
look into a program called Panorama Factory by Smoke City Design
it is by far the best stitching program i've ever used. By Far. And I've tried alot. When I found this program I went back through years of photos to stitch together pictures that 4 or 5 other programs have just failed miserably on.

for example, this is the program stitching and correcting a buncha pictures i took WITHOUT any exposure lock or anything. other programs just mess up royally.

http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/6035/millenumpark4rd.th.jpg (http://img466.imageshack.us/my.php?image=millenumpark4rd.jpg)Does "Panorama Factory" run on the Mac? I've been pretty successful with Panorama Maker 3 from ArcSoft, that comes free with Panasonic cameras, maybe others? Here's a 6-panel pano I shot with my old FZ10 in Manual exposure mode at Sedona, AZ. PM3 was able to stitch it without any corrections:

http://John-Reed.smugmug.com/photos/11614969-L.jpg

kcyho
10-20-2005, 06:49 PM
no, panorama factory isn't made for mac yet, i don't think.
Since i found it I nevered bothered to look at anything else... does PM3 have good features? I haven't opened any of the software that came with my FZ20, haha.

reyval2k
10-20-2005, 10:41 PM
Autostitch is a good program. It does respectable work seeing as it's completely free. I was able to stitch 2 rows of 4 pictures. And didn't find any need for corrections.

abhinav
11-13-2005, 03:55 PM
Results are not perfect - in either case. Canon's is worse!

Canon PhotoStitch
http://static.flickr.com/26/62982623_f364fe6319_b.jpg

Autostitch
http://static.flickr.com/30/62982468_0f3dc41c5e_o.jpg

JTL
11-16-2005, 01:28 PM
look into a program called Panorama Factory by Smoke City Design
it is by far the best stitching program i've ever used. By Far. And I've tried alot. When I found this program I went back through years of photos to stitch together pictures that 4 or 5 other programs have just failed miserably on.

for example, this is the program stitching and correcting a buncha pictures i took WITHOUT any exposure lock or anything. other programs just mess up royally.

http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/6035/millenumpark4rd.th.jpg (http://img466.imageshack.us/my.php?image=millenumpark4rd.jpg)After reading this recommendation, I downloaded a copy of Panorama Factory and all I can say is WOW! Thank you for leading the way to it! I agree...this is the best stitching tool I have ever used. It makes the PhotoStitch tool bundled with my Canons look like a joke. Not only did it flawlessly stitch together some very challenging shots, it correctly corrected the exposure differences and even corrected for the polarizer effect in the individual shots. On another set of shots, it perfectly corrected for wide angle lens barrel distortion. So, even though it seems a bit on the expensive side, I'm gladly sending in my $59.95 to get a registered version of the product. Thanks again! :)