Exercise 2.4

Stitching a Panoramic Image


In lecture today, we discussed panoramic photography and stitching software. In this exercise, you will use Photoshop or Hugin to stitch together a series of images to make a panorama.

Part 1:

  • Using either the panoramic images you shot in Exercise 2.1 or the images shot during the Hour by Arrangement, follow Digital Life Tutorial 0.14 or Photoshop Tutorial 1.7 to stitch the images together. You may use either method to stitch your images. As the number of images you try to stitch increases, you will have better results with Hugin (Digital Life Tutorial 0.14) Note: on the lab computers, you must navigate to File>Preferences and under the “Assistant” tab change “After align open:” to “Nothing.” If you do not do this, the program will crash after stitching.
  • Perform adjustments as necessary (B&W, Curves, Levels, Pop, etc.) in Photoshop
  • Save the file (Photoshop Tutorial 1.6) by first adjusting the image size to have a width of 2048 px (Image>Image Size...), then use the File>Save For Web & Devices... menu item to save your file.

Part 2:

  • Post your resulting image to the web. You will create two posts, one will be an interactive panorama and the other will be the flat image from Hugin or Photoshop.
  • Begin by creating a new post. Select the “Add an Image” button and upload your new panorama. Copy the link to the image (you will need this for the next step) and click “Insert into Post.” Publish this post.
  • Now, in a new post, type: [dtfa-pano]Paste Link copied above here[/dtfa-pano] This will create the interactive panorama of your image.
  • Be sure to include your full name followed by “Exercise 2.4” in the title. Please make sure to have “Exercise 2.4” checked in the category field.

Part 3:

  • With any remaining time, please work on Assignment 1. Remember: Assignment 1 is due on Monday 9/17!

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