It takes an awful lot of calculations for software to accurately stitch and blend sets of big images for panoramic views.
In fact I’ve long taken sets of images (hand held) when on my travels, with the thought of stitching them together one day when it was easier to do.
Recently I’ve been trying out some new stitching software that makes the process both easy and rapid. What only a few years ago would have taken hours, can now be achieved in minutes.
I’ve also been experimenting with a GigPan Epic Pro motorised head – which generates sets of images (typically 50-70 140MB 16 bit TIFF files) that just wouldn’t have been feasible to work with in the past.
A typical example shows an number of night time shots matched up.
Images assembled together
I’ve then altered the projection geometry of the image
Correcting horizontals and verticals
The final result – an image of Leicester cathedral that you could comfortably print at 44″ square (as big as I can do wih our iPF8300 printer
Leicester Cathedral at night
It’s a very nice bit of software to use – I’ve lots more examples of how it works in the full review, which concentrates on creating images for large high quality prints.