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Old 06-22-2009, 07:01 AM
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Stitching a Landscape


Chatting with a old friend he was talking of a web site that has downloadable software to stitch a landscape together.

Has anybody any tips on stitching a panoramic landscape together in digital. Last time I attempted this was in the old days of 35mm film at college with a craft knife and glue.


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Old 06-22-2009, 07:42 AM
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The newer versions of Photoshop have an auto align layers function under the edit menu. Works like a champ for stitching. Look for some info about it online.

have a good day.

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Old 06-22-2009, 09:10 AM
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Alan, the last few versions of Photoshop have a Photo Merge script under the File Menu (File > Automate > Merge) that will stich together images to make a panorama. It works really weally well.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:55 PM
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Panorama Factory !
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:01 PM
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I use PSE(7) and the Photomerge Panorama utilty is brilliant. The attaached is a handheld panorama of Oxford and is composed of 13 images. I have done others consisting of more than 30 images and PSE handles them very well. There are specialist applications such as PTGui and Autopano but I have found that PSE stitches better. PTGui is, however, faster and offers HDR exposure options.

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Old 06-26-2009, 01:06 AM
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Re: Stitching a Landscape

Originally Posted by Backpacker1uk View Post
Last time I attempted this was in the old days of 35mm film at college with a craft knife and glue.

Hi Alan,

that's the hard way i guess. You've got my respect.

Personally I have never been really satified with the Photoshop merge funktion. In my opinion it lacks manual control and if multirow panos are involved, the results have been far from perfect.

PTGui which nadger already mentioned is still quite easy to use and delivers impressive results - al least if your camera setup is halfway accurate.

Another alternative is hugin ( It's free/opensource but has a steep lerning curve. Once mastered, it's really powerfull. Currently it's my weapon of choice.

More important than the software might be your settup. Are you going for multirow/spherical panos? What focal length and nodalpoint adapter (pano head) are you using (if any at all)?

It might be helpful, to visit a dedicated panorama page, for example.

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Old 07-04-2009, 10:53 PM
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Re: Stitching a Landscape

Tip.... Tripods make it more accurate and when taking the the photos also use straight reference objects like buildings so photoshop can stich more accurately eg....if you take a photo and you used the building as a reference make sure that same building is in the next photo....also be quick dont take photos when align is youre friend when you photomerge.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:29 AM
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take a look at my blog here in
I list several stitching solutions as well as other tips and personal experiments in the world of panoramas.

If you have any questions drop me a line.
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