Example for Stuart and anyone else interested in the making of huge stitched panoramas.

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I find it easier to show you via some of the frames used to show what is involved in making the huge panos I make. These are just a few from this completed scene

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Andy Rodker on April 8, 2012

Thank you Sam. Most interesting. I'm nowhere near that level yet but one day, who knows? Best wishes, Andy

Yorkshire Sam on April 8, 2012

No Andy, I think you'd struggle to do it with the mobile phone you usually take pics with mate though it would be interesting to have a try.

Cheers !

Andy Rodker on April 8, 2012

That's what I meant, Sam! For 'one day' read 'eons from now!' If I tried with my trusty Nokia N95, then Neil would definitely be looking for the white coats to pay me a visit! Cheers! Andy

Yorkshire Sam on April 8, 2012

It's not as impossible as it seems, yes you have low resolution with the Nokia but look at it another way.. If you want to capture a very wide scene you have to zoom right out which gives distortion and distancing effect, the single frame can also only be enlarged slightly before the low res shows. But if you zoom in slightly and take several frames to cover that area and stitch them together then not only have you captured something more like reality( less distortion) but you already have a larger image without enlargement. The main reason I started stitching shots was so I didn't have to use very wide angle lenses to capture what I could see and I also wanted to view the scenes at a large size. but couldn't afford to buy a full frame camera to give me the higher resolution. I just settled for using my smaller camera in portrait mode and capturing scenes in several frames instead. Eventually I got to pushing the technique to 100 frame plus sequences so that I go everything I could see in front of me from floor to ceiling at lens lengths of 35 mm and longer. Of course it has it's downsides and particularly so when the scene and light is changeable but well worth experimenting with, even with a mobile phone !

Andy Rodker on April 9, 2012

Sam, again thank you for taking the time and trouble to explain.

I need to explore further. I wasn't aware my cameraphone had a zoom facility and a cursory look isn't helping. I have info which I can get up online but it is in Spanish which I haven't grasped yet!

I also presume I need the appropriate programme such as photoshop to even think about 'stitching' and I am unable to do this right now.

However I WILL investigate more - thanks to your encouragement (it's about time I understood what I HAVE got first, before I delve into regions unknown) ! Once again, many thanks. it is very much appreciated.

Best wishes, Andy

Yorkshire Sam on April 9, 2012

user guide in English should help

I found this :-

To activate the front camera, select Options > Use secondary camera. To take a picture, press the scroll key. To zoom in or out, scroll up or down. To leave the camera open in the background and use other applications, press . To return to the camera, press and hold the capture key.

Andy Rodker on April 9, 2012

Sam. You're a star! Again, I'm extremely grateful for your help! I have a lot of homework to do! There's more to this cameraphone than I ever realised. Have put the Nokia guide on my desktop. Best regards, Andy

Neil Grimwood on April 10, 2012

Looking at these Sam you wouldnt think they could possibly be part of that panorama, 64 images was it,i think that shot is amazing, patience rewarded.

Good onya for helping Andy out too mate;-))

Yorkshire Sam on April 10, 2012

Cheers *Neil ,it was 84 frames mate and I know what you mean , all that distortion makes it look impossible but with all the practice I've had I now know how to get the best from photomerge. Aye I'm not a bad lad really ;o)

see ya soon !


Neil Grimwood on April 11, 2012

I always was 20 short of the little grey cells Sam;-))

stuart murphy on April 21, 2012

Many thanks Sam for the explanation of your process. I have stitched pano's before but always on the same plane - you're suggestion of stacking verticals on top of each other makes perfect sense. Can't wait to have a go ! Cheers Stuart

Yorkshire Sam on April 21, 2012

You're welcome Stuart, it's best to start out doing 2 up 2 along first and then gradually increase so you can see what works and more importantly what doesn't. If you get too ambitious it's hard to pinpoint what went wrong.

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