Image Stitching Software
for tips, techniques, and articles to help you create
incredibly detailed panoramas.
"Stitching" is the term people use to refer to taking (as input)
a series of digital photos and producing (as output) a final panorama.
One of the quickest ways to start creating panoramas is by using what is
called 'image stitching software'. This software works by taking
individual images and 'stitching' them together to make a panorama.
Here at Duckware, we use "PhotoVista Panorama 3.0". So, if you need
to purchase stitching software, PhotoVista works really well for us.
Note: Many digital camera's sold today come with a CD full of software
for your camera, including photo stitching software. Also, more and more
digital cameras have a 'photo stitch assist' mode, which helps you to take
pictures with the correct amount of overlap. So before you go looking for third party
solutions, you may already have photo stitching software and not even know it!
Some digital cameras
even have 180° panorama stitch capabilities built directly into the camera.
A couple of our clients have highly recommended a stitcher called
While we have not yet tried this program, you may want to.
Almost any image stitching software and a digital camera will get you started
producing your own panorama. However, if you are going to send any time doing
this over and over, you really need to invest in good equipment (digital camera,
How to make high quality panoramas.
Full Screen Mode:
To take advantage of PMVR's new Full Screen Mode, make sure that you produce
web panoramas around 1000 pixels high. Or, if you have a panorama that
you really want to show off, publish a high quality panorama online.
TIP: When creating panoramas, create the largest (in pixels) panorama that
your stitching software can produce. Then import the panorama into the
VirtualTourEditor, where it will be resized smaller, as needed, to the height
of the viewer. That way you still have the original high quality version of
the panorama in case you ever need it later. For example, increasing the pixel
height of the viewer -- or including the image in a brochure, where printing
a high quality image really is a lot better than the web site image -- or producing
a high quality panorama CD.