L07 – Panoramic Photography

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Lecture Notes for Lecture 7: Panoramic Photography

Panorama?

Panoramic Photography?

  • Involves stitching multiple images together to give a very wide angle (often 360 degree) view of a particular scene

Final Results

  • Unrolled image (shown later in lecture)
  • QTVR movie (an interactive movie where the viewer can choose where to look)

Software

  • Photoshop
    • Available in Lab
    • Can stitch small groups of images well
    • Automated process
    • Difficult to stitch a full panorama
    • Mac/PC
  • Stitcher (AutoDesk)
    • Easy In, Easy Out
    • Intuitive graphic interface for stitching
    • Expensive Mac/PC
  • PT Gui
    • Manual or automated picking of control points for more accurate stitching
    • Built on PanoTools (open source)
    • $105 Mac/PC
  • Hugin
    • Manual or automated picking of control points for more accurate stitching
    • Built on PanoTools (open source)
    • Processing images takes time
    • Difficult to install FREE! Mac/PC
  • AutoStitch (iOS)
    • Available wherever you have your phone
    • Simple & Easy to use Cheap! ($2.99)
    • Limited control over stitching & final image
    • Limited output options

Examples

  • Tambo Colorado, Peru (Stitcher)
  • Tambo Colorado, Peru (Stitcher)
  • Sacsayhuamán, Peru (Stitcher)
  • Cuzco, Peru (PT Gui)
  • Moray, Peru (PT Gui)
  • Moray, Peru
  • Ollantaytambo, Peru (PT Gui)
  • Ollantaytambo, Peru (Stitcher)
  • Amtrak Train Station, Oakland, California (Stitcher)
  • Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley (PT Gui)
  • Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley (PT Gui)
  • Mactia Computer Lab, UC Berkeley (Stitcher)
  • Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, California (Stitcher)
  • Architecture Studio (Stitcher)
  • Brooklyn Bridge (shot by hand, PT Gui)
  • Alameda Naval Air Station, Alameda, California (PT Gui)
  • Coral Coast, Fiji (Stitcher)
  • Highland Lake, Maine (PT Gui)
  • Dillon Beach, California (PT Gui)
  • Glen Alpine Creek (near Lake Tahoe, California) (Stitcher)
  • Mosquito Pass, Desolation Wilderness, California (PT Gui)
  • Mt. Tallac (near Lake Tahoe, California) (PT Gui)
  • Desolation Wilderness, California (PT Gui)
  • Grass Lake, Desolation Wilderness, California (PT Gui)
  • Angora Peak, Desolation Wilderness (Hugin)
  • San Francisco, California (Stitcher)
  • San Francisco International Airport (PT Gui)
  • San Francisco International Airport (PT Gui)
  • San Francisco International Airport (PT Gui)
  • San Francisco International Airport (PT Gui)
  • San Francisco International Airport (PT Gui)
  • San Francisco International Airport (PT Gui)
  • San Francisco International Airport (PT Gui)
  • Interconnectedness Diagram (Grant’s Thesis)
  • Construction of Spherical Panoramic Drawings (Grant’s Thesis)
  • Final Thesis Drawing

Exercise 2.4

Digital Life Tutorial 0.14

Photoshop Tutorial 1.7

Example Images for Exercise 2.4 (full 360, 42 images)

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