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  1. #91
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    Non didgital! Part 2

    I have decided to correct a few perspective distortions in a PhotoShop 9 CS. That from this it has turned out - see below. Transitions between the shot practically did not edit.

    If it is interesting as I have made it - I can tell
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    The main lining in a computer - between the monitor and a chair
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  2. #92
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    Not a TRUE panorama... just cropped this way from a regular pic. I know the horizon isn't level. No matter how I tried to fix it, it still looked way off, so I finally gave up and left it alone. We went to Panama City Beach, Florida two days after Hurricane Dennis went through and they had lost about 4 feet of sand on the beaches, and what 'beach' was left was covered with brown seaweed. So, I didn't get too many dramatic beach pics. I just tried to make the most of what I did get. Here's a seagull with a shot of the somewhat ugly coastline.

    My Camera: Minolta Maxxum 7D

    Some of my pictures:
    http://photobucket.com/albums/v357/gracie328/

  3. #93
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    how???

    how do u take those panoramas pics?is it a special function on your camera that allows you to stitch them together?

  4. #94
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashvind
    how do u take those panoramas pics?is it a special function on your camera that allows you to stitch them together?
    other cameras have functions but anyone can do a pano using several photos and an automated "stitch" program or manually through photoshop (image-editing software)....

    was able to buy a back-issue of digital photographer issue 28 which had a feature on panoramas...
    on the side, you may want to try to view an image of about 2.5 gigapixels formed by stitching together 600 individual images taken by a Nikon D1X of the city of Delft. the file is a whopping 7.5 gb check it out at www.tno.nl/gigapix

  5. #95
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    Stitch up jobs

    Well - I for one would like any input from fellow stitch up artists!
    I am quite new to the art of Panorama stirching and have not used the
    in camera stitch assist my little Oly C-740 offers (though I did take a quick
    peak when I got it).
    As you will see - I have posted a few that I have done, the Croydon
    pics most recently posted were the results of a few hours hard work. (each)
    Basically I did it manually!
    Using Serif Photo Plus (much like Paint shop Pro, or Photoshop or similar)
    I had taken a series of photos - to do this I took some time evaluating the
    light panning around and comparing readings before deciding on an average
    setting to suit all. Then I selected my setting in Manual (eg.F5.6 125th sec)
    then it would be best to use a tripod - but I didn't have mine with me - so
    I scanned the sky line and used the grid screen (in the camera) to keep me
    straight then I snapped - the latest one I did the pics in portrait - but either
    way avoid wide angle as the lens distortion makes stitching more difficult.
    - I set mine to somewhere between 80 & 100 mm equiv. Panning as I went I
    made sure to overlap each picture ( Ok I failed a bit on that one!!).
    Then in Serif, after rotating the pics to view the right way up - I opened
    the first one - now you could start in the middle I guess - but I started on
    the left. Increased the canvas size to accomodate many more pics (saved)
    then opened the second pic, copied and pasted onto the first pic as a new
    layer - moved it around and found it didn't fit too well!! Undo! rotate the
    second pic a little repeat. Joined as best as possible. Merged down all
    layers - then returned to the second picture and copied the section that still
    didn't fit - did whatever I needed to - (rotate, resize a tad or whatever)
    then back to the first pic and paste in as new layer - move it around until it
    fits.
    This was repeated - along with a few bits of sneaky cloning on the more
    impossible bits.
    Now - I am sure there are some good panorama programs out there.
    BUT are ANY of them good enough to be able to bend twist rotate
    and resize in order that all the little details join up - if so please would
    someone tell me which program that is. I'm sure on a simpler less detailed
    subject that would not be a problem.
    Please feel free to look at my Panoramas on my Multiply site, (http://geof777.multiply.com)
    some are just crops but there are the ones I mentioned - and I will be making up a few
    more soon.
    Looking forward to some help / advice / suggestions to help us all.

    Kushnirenko ~ a special thanks to you for all your input so far on this subject.
    Phill D thanks for tackling some of my pics to see how your program managed.
    Last edited by Geoff Chandler; 10-17-2005 at 06:01 PM.
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  6. #96
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    A BIG THANK-YOU to Phill D who has stitched this one together for me
    from 3 wider angle shots looking North and East from my building in Croydon.
    Geoff
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

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    Alaska Glacier

    Pictures taken with Pan FZ5 handheld from cruise ship.


  8. #98
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    Geoff,

    Take a look at the program called autostich located here:

    http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html

    It is what I and another person used in pictures previously posted. It is a free program developed by a university to stich together pictures. From what I can tell it does an awesome job. I didn't see any seems in my pano, even with it blown up. It also will do brightness adjustments, so that the brightness across images is the same. Many other detailed options. It is fairly fast especially compared to other programs I've read about, although it is definitely memory and cpu intensive. It took probably less than 10 minutes to stich together the pano of 4 images I had previously posted.

    The resulting image looks like what is produced by JPL when they stich together the images from the Mars rovers. I cropped the final image to take out the extra black space added to stich them together.

    Jason



    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Chandler
    Well - I for one would like any input from fellow stitch up artists!
    I am quite new to the art of Panorama stirching and have not used the
    in camera stitch assist my little Oly C-740 offers (though I did take a quick
    peak when I got it).
    As you will see - I have posted a few that I have done, the Croydon
    pics most recently posted were the results of a few hours hard work. (each)
    Basically I did it manually!
    Using Serif Photo Plus (much like Paint shop Pro, or Photoshop or similar)
    I had taken a series of photos - to do this I took some time evaluating the
    light panning around and comparing readings before deciding on an average
    setting to suit all. Then I selected my setting in Manual (eg.F5.6 125th sec)
    then it would be best to use a tripod - but I didn't have mine with me - so
    I scanned the sky line and used the grid screen (in the camera) to keep me
    straight then I snapped - the latest one I did the pics in portrait - but either
    way avoid wide angle as the lens distortion makes stitching more difficult.
    - I set mine to somewhere between 80 & 100 mm equiv. Panning as I went I
    made sure to overlap each picture ( Ok I failed a bit on that one!!).
    Then in Serif, after rotating the pics to view the right way up - I opened
    the first one - now you could start in the middle I guess - but I started on
    the left. Increased the canvas size to accomodate many more pics (saved)
    then opened the second pic, copied and pasted onto the first pic as a new
    layer - moved it around and found it didn't fit too well!! Undo! rotate the
    second pic a little repeat. Joined as best as possible. Merged down all
    layers - then returned to the second picture and copied the section that still
    didn't fit - did whatever I needed to - (rotate, resize a tad or whatever)
    then back to the first pic and paste in as new layer - move it around until it
    fits.
    This was repeated - along with a few bits of sneaky cloning on the more
    impossible bits.
    Now - I am sure there are some good panorama programs out there.
    BUT are ANY of them good enough to be able to bend twist rotate
    and resize in order that all the little details join up - if so please would
    someone tell me which program that is. I'm sure on a simpler less detailed
    subject that would not be a problem.
    Please feel free to look at my Panoramas on my Multiply site, (http://geof777.multiply.com)
    some are just crops but there are the ones I mentioned - and I will be making up a few
    more soon.
    Looking forward to some help / advice / suggestions to help us all.

    Kushnirenko ~ a special thanks to you for all your input so far on this subject.
    Phill D thanks for tackling some of my pics to see how your program managed.

  9. #99
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    Jason
    Thanks for the pointer - that program will certainly help me
    for the time being. It's actually not bad! Which is great for
    a freebie.
    Worst case scenario - it still does 90% of the work, It can
    be tripped up but makes a valiat effort.
    I did one biggy of 7 pics and it was great! All I had to do was trim
    the edges after.
    Thanks for the tip off
    watch this space
    looking forward to some more Panos from around the globe
    Geoff
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  10. #100
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    Kitchen Creek.I used autostitch with 3 images.


    Mike
    Canon Digital Rebel XT / Canon 50mm f/1.8 , Canon 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 , Tamron 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5

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