Inexpensive panoramic software... ?

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Inexpensive panoramic software... ?

Postby brian123 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:58 am

I just purchased a D40x with the two lens package. My next purchase will be a polarized filter or some good software that includes the panoramic function. Any Ideas on good software or lens filters? Thanks for any help!

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Re: Inexpensive panoramic software... ?

Postby gsliva » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:02 pm

Here is a link that should give you all kinds of info.

http://www.bythom.com/
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Re: Inexpensive panoramic software... ?

Postby Scanner » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:46 am

When I got a new Canon a year or two ago, I was eager to try out the panorama software that came with it and see how nice it was. Ran a few sets of images through both it and Autostitch, a free app available for download on the Internet. Autostitch won easily. I can heartily recommend adding it to your photographic toolbox! (Let me know if you want to see some sample images.)

http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.zip
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Re: Inexpensive panoramic software... ?

Postby brian123 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:56 am

Thanx man!

Free is about as inexpensive as you can get!

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Re: Inexpensive panoramic software... ?

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:04 am

If you want to mess around with digital photos in general, check out GIMP, a free, powerful, hard-to-use (sort of) image manipulation program. Lots of cool features, steep learning curve.
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Re: Inexpensive panoramic software... ?

Postby Scanner » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:17 pm

Yeah, GIMP is pretty powerful! On the other hand, if you look at photo manipulation as more of a passing acquaintance than a close relative, then check out Google Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/). It performs many common transformations with just a point-and-click interface, usually with quite pleasing results. I imagine most photographic professionals would scoff at it, as it's more like a butter knife than a scalpel, but that may be exactly what you want.

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