The Panorama Stitch dialog allows you to glue together adjacent photos, in order to create horizontal or vertical panoramas. Panoramas can be created with any digital camera by shooting a series of photos that all have a small overlapping border.
To start stitching a panorama from your photos, select the corresponding frames in the Explorer, and open the stitch dialog. You can then add more frames, or change the order of frames with the button or by .
Even though CodedColor has an ingenious algorithm for stitching panoramas with almost no user interaction needed, the dialog has number of useful options for fine tuning:
see the following example
Panoramas can become very large, and the stitching can consume a huge amount of resources. For instance, if you have 10 frames from a 5 Million pixel camera, then the resulting panorama can have a filesize of up to 150 MB (= 5 Million Pixels x 3 Bytes x 10 frames), depending on the JPEG compression when storing the panorama. This is usually no problem, however, the stitching can take up to 3 times the amount of memory, that is 450 MB. If your PC only has 500 MB memory, then a lot of virtual memory will be needed, slowing down the process of stitching or even crashing your PC. Usually, you don't need a resulting panorama of this size, so a of 800 pixels is a good start to experiment with stitching, and to view the resulting panorama in the Panorama Viewer. Careful: Don't enter values below 200. Naturally, you'll always get the best stitch lines with maximum frame resolution. (also see "Important" below).
Due to the rotation of the camera, the frames in a panorama sequence were frequently shot in different light situations. In the following example, the first two frames of the panorama were taken against the light and are therefore too dark (underexposed). This will cause a bad stitch area with the bordering third frame.
In order to correct the overexposure and improve the stitching, all frames should be manually equalized to the same Gamma (brightness) and Color Saturation. This is best accomplished by first dragging the slider beneath the thumbs, so the corresponding thumbs are reduced in size and become visible at the same time. Next you can equalize the of the first two frames. Since an increase in brightness also washes out color, you can then increase to overcome this problem.
If frames differ only slightly in color and brightness, it may be more efficient to useand instead. If all frames are already similar, you may only want to increase the number of matching points in shadow areas by means of .
Note: Image improvements are usually non-destructive in CodedColor, except . This option may remove some image details (sharpness), apart from the fact that it might not work at all. Better results can be achieved by aligning the frames in the image editor rotation prior to the panorama dialog. Leveling the horizon in tilted frames usually leads to a noticeable improvement in stiching quality.
Since the frames of the panorama were never taken in a perfectly horizontal manner (unless you used a tripod), the stitch line detection causes the panorama to warp. This is a problem of all Panorama Stitch utilities, resulting in "snakelike" panoramas. CodedColor has an ingenious flatten algorithm in order to overcome any disaligment. The downside is, that some frames may become slightly distorted themselves.
Only use this option with overhanging borders resulting from any vertical displacement. Usually, a value of 5% is good enough, if you had a steady hand while moving the camera during the panorama sequence. For best results of course, you should use a tripod.above. This hides the problem, that some frames may have an unwanted vertical displacement, which the Flatten algorithm cannot correct. Crop cuts off
Select blurring of the affected image area.as a default, and only reduce the value, if the stitch line causes intense
Used to fill in areas resulting from frame disalignment. Dark colors like Gray or Black usually blend in best with the frames.
To finish stitching, you can cropping. Saving will allow you to immediately look at it in the Panorama Viewer.the panorama to a file right away, or it in the Image Editor for further manipulation, like additional
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