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Suzukakedai Station

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This is a cropped photo of a stitched panorama of a station. Confused? Click here to see the whole view (more to the left and right) in full resolution (Warning: 10.2 MB)

The panorama was stitched from 11 photos, giving 135 degree angle of view. They were stitched, automatically, using Microsoft ICE (free download there ).

And here is another one…

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Click here for full resolution (Warning: 7.33 MB)

This one was stitched from 8 photos (2×4 photos), giving about 90 degree angle of view; also stitched, automatically, using Microsoft ICE.

Please note that, when I say ‘full resolution’, I don’t mean full camera resolution. With full camera resolution, I can get (around) 80-100 MP photo :D… Imagine how big the file size is.

I know, composition-wise and exposure-wise, there isn’t anything interesting in the photo… I post this just to show you that stitching photos is easy and fun :D.

Try it!

*Suzukakedai, Tokyo, Japan


14 responses

  1. I like playing around with panoramas sometimes. Photoshop has a good tool for stitching individual images together, which I find easier than the in-built panorama function in my camera. Nice shots though dude :-)

    September 9, 2011 at 21:12

    • I don’t have Photoshop, so I cannot make comment on that. There’s plugin for Gimp for stitching, but still need to work hard on it. MS-ICE is just nice. It’s automatic :D…

      Thanks, mate.

      September 9, 2011 at 21:21

  2. Stitches are funny things which can run mentally big if you’re not careful… I stitched an 18 pic panorama of Hong Kong’s skyline a few years ago using PS. It went well over 1.2GB which puzzles me why as the RAW files were only 18MB each. On the other hand, you can easily get stupid file sizes if you’re not careful… I scanned a 35mm negative at 12000dpi and the resulting file size was 630MB. I now scan at 3200dpi :-)

    September 9, 2011 at 21:31

    • Hahahaha… and I don’t think you need that huge file, right? How often do you want to print such a massive size anyway? :D…
      3200dpi is still huge, though :D…

      September 9, 2011 at 21:38

      • Apologies, it’s 2400 dpi I scan to :P That gives me a correct mpixel to frame size ratio by todays standards :-) Around 13 mpixels for a 35mm frame and 45 megapixels for the 120 film.

        September 10, 2011 at 00:08

        • In case anyone is curious, here’s a 20mpixel and 45mpixel scan a 120 frame from the Rollei. I posted it somewhere else a couple of days ago but might as well share it with you too… (61MB)

          September 10, 2011 at 00:13

          • Wow… cool… they have rich details. I’m not a pixelpeeper, so I can’t really tell the difference. But I’m sure it’ll make a different when you print it big, right?

            BTW, was that you, Christakis? Or perhaps your friend, Nick. Anyway, nice shirt, mate :D…

            September 10, 2011 at 07:04

            • That was Nick :-) Not much difference between the two other than the fact that one can print much larger than the other one. I thought might aswell scan them higher rez so that I don’t need to re-post process them when I want to make a large print.

              September 10, 2011 at 22:50

  3. Nice. :) Have to try it one of these days… The only thing I don’t like much is the distortion it creates (especially on the first photo). Apart from that, great results!:)

    September 9, 2011 at 22:40

    • Yeah, I’m afraid that’s unavoidable if I took it in such a long sweep (11 photos, 1 line). The distortion would be less if I shoot more lines, for example the second photo (8 photos, 2 lines).

      Have fun trying, Helder :-)

      September 9, 2011 at 22:45

      • Photoshop automatically fixes that distortion, but, obviously you will use some of the top and bottom so shoot a little wider.

        September 10, 2011 at 00:09

  4. Very cool! Just downloaded ICE. It is compositing my 1st panorama :).

    September 12, 2011 at 09:53

    • Great, Jenn. Let me know how it works out for you :-)…

      September 12, 2011 at 10:05

  5. I love it! So easy to use. I’m sending you my 1st attempt via email.

    September 12, 2011 at 10:46

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