Thursday, May 21, 2009

Panoramas

I've been playing around with two pieces of software to create panoramas from several pictures taken from the same spot. One is Hugin. It's got a lot of neat features and is way too difficult for me. Instead, I prefer AutoStitch simply for it's user friendly design. You open your pictures, stitch, and done.

This one I did myself in Photoshop. Took me almost an hour to get it just right and even then, some of the shadows are kind of wonky. Hope no one on dialup is trying to view this page. These pictures are really big.



This one was done almost two weeks ago using Hugin.



I took more photos this morning, 8 in all. AutoStitch put these together in about 30 seconds.



What a difference 4 months makes. Even 2 weeks shows huge growth in the tomato patch and potager.

I'll try to do more of these as the seasons progress. Wish I had known about these programs when I started taking my Sunday photos.

The perennial bed today. Notice the missing support on the trellis? It's not perfect by any means.



The white bed.

7 comments:

cat said...

i love your garden layout..:) great photos!

Jill-O said...

You're much further along than I am. I just found out that I could change the resolution of my photos with my camera! Duh!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

The panoramas are great. I know my camera can do something with stitch, but no idea how to upload it and put it together yet. Looks like you've mastered it.

Kris said...

Oh my gosh! AutoStitch? Must have! Must have NOW!!! WOW!

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Thanks cat. Nice to see you drop by. Say hi to J.

Jill, this program is so easy, Kris can do it. ;)

Catherine, again, so easy, anyone can do it. You load your images and it does it all for you. The only thing I would suggest is changing the settings under options. Change the JPEG output to 100 instead of the default 75 for crisper images.

Kris, let me know when you post a panorama of your ring garden in full bloom. It's going to be spectacular.

Heather said...

It is looking so nice! I love the panoramic photos as they show the big picture! Very nicely done.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Heather, you should use this software to get us a picture of your large garden this summer. And the flower beds, and the chickens, and... :)