PhotoDelusions

12 August 2007

Autostitch

I have played with a number of utilities that help make panorama pictures from a number of sources: some Olympus cameras have a built in facility to help take the pictures, and the supplied software has a special module that does the stitching painlessly (see Fort Clonque panoramas 1, 2, and 3), and the Sony Ericsson K800i cameraphone has a built-in panorama mode that stitches 3 sequential frames together in camera (quite a few examples on this site, but see in particular this view of the Rockies).

Autostitch is a free download from the University of British Columbia. It’s very easy to use – just take a series of overlapping pictures (up and down as well as left and right), and let the software do its work. I have only recently started using it and here are a couple of examples stitched together from two sets of a few dozen pictures in Headington, Oxford. In both cases click through to Flickr to access larger versions.

St Andrews

St Andrews

The source pictures were all taken on a K800i with its wide angle lens, and a bit of post-processing was done with Picasa. In both pictures the field of view is about 270 degrees.

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