Creating Panoramas with PTGui and Panotools We will now create a panorama by using 5 photos, shot handheld in portrait mode. If you want to follow the tutorial by using my example pictures, you can download them here (1.8 MB) and extract them to a folder called "C:\tutorial". In comparison to the previous versions of PTGui, Ver. 5 has tons of new features - one of them is a very helpful Assistant which we will heavily use for creating our panorama. Posting 360° interactive panoramas to Facebook | Patrick Cheatham Getting your interactive Flash-based panoramas to display on Facebook is a bit laborious the first time around — but once you get it, you’ve got it. Unlike uploading photos/videos directly to your Facebook page or profile, you’ll want to add your 360° interactive panoramas as a link — or you’ll want other people to share your page, and have this 360° interactive panorama content show up in their Facebook feed. Take a peek at my Facebook Page to see some examples of 360° panoramas which I’ve shared. Note that this tutorial should apply to any Flash-based video or other content which you want to share (or which you want other people to share) on Facebook. NOTE: This page is no longer maintained. NOTE 2: I’ve moved on from 360° photography professionally — and am embarking on a new venture (bricks-and-mortar!) Here are the main steps, in roughly chronological order: Get your domain/site whitelisted by Facebookwhitelisting is currently not required by Facebook! Full instructions are below! ).
Wiki MALTAPANORAMAS.COM Panorama Tutorials-Home The links to the left details my experience and methodology over the last ten years taking and creating interactive panoramic photographs. My camera and equipment has been changed during this period as digital SLR cameras have evolved. My current setup is here: The Manfrotto 055 Pro tripod with Leveling Centre Column 555B The 360precision panorama head Canon 5D - using manual white balance, manual exposure, and manual focus Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens Canon remote release For each node, I photograph 6 around, 1 up and 2 down. The creation of the panoramas from each collection of 9 photographs is quickly performed by either Realviz Stiticher Unlimited (RVS U) 5.5 or by using PTGui 6.0.3, both these software packages are available for Apple Mac OS X or MS Windows XP. Additional post-processing is done by using actions in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and ClickHere's CubicConvertor.
Video Tutorial - PTGui We've created a video tutorial to help you get started with PTGui. The tutorial is split into two parts: Part 1: Successfully Photographing a Panorama The first part of the tutorial covers a short introduction to PTGui and explains how to take photos in order to get the best stitching result. Part 2: How to Stitch a Panorama The second part of the tutorial gives an overview of the PTGui user interface and shows how to stitch the images we took into a panorama. Would you like to try yourself? Videos created by Karyn Laudisi
PanoTools.org Wiki Panorama Stitching | dpBestflow Basics In the age of the digital image, panoramic photography is a technique of shooting multiple images of a single scene and combining them to form a single image with a wide field of view, from a relatively narrow capture of two to three frames along a horizontal to a deep zoom image composed of 30 frames, encompassing far more then the human eye’s natural field of view. Panoramic images are distinguished from wide angle images by their aspect ratio. An image photographed with a wide angle lens may show a wide field of view (even 180º or more), but contain it within a standard 1:1.33 aspect ratio. Panoramic images typically use wide format ratios – at least 1:2 – to show a scene. History Panoramic photography as a technique began to appear nearly as soon as the creation of the photographic image itself. Due to the cost and difficulty of producing wide-format digital sensors, very few dedicated digital panoramic systems have been developed. Types of panoramas Single row panoramas Joiners
Tips & Tricks FAQ What kind of camera will I need? A digital SLR camera with interchangeable lenses is the ideal solution, but almost any camera will work if you can lock the aperture, lock the focus, and lock the white balance. Ultimately, you get what you pay for. Back to top 4 Rules of shooting HDRs Lock f-stop (aperture – which controls your depth of field) Lock focus Lock white balance Turn off any in camera "automatic" image enhancing (i.e.: auto-contrast or auto-saturation, including sharpening) You will be bracketing the exposure time for your various exposures.