Creating Panoramic Images
How to capture and create images for
panoramic display is a popular topic with many of our users. This
article discusses creating panoramic images using a standard camera
and lens that are viewable without plug-in or any special client
software except a standard Internet Browser.
A panoramic display is created by
first capturing and creating an image that covers the wide field
that you wish to show and then displaying it by "panning" over it.
ImageMatics PE and Still Motion products
provide easy to use pan effects which can accomplish this.
Most panoramic images are created
from one or more still photos that are "stitched together" using
the stitch function provided by many Imaging and Paint packages.
The example here was done using PhotVista which works well. The
individual images where taken at 1200x1600 (a 3 mega pixel camera
at least). The resulting panorama created from the seven segments
was 4117x1557. The SWF was created using PE with the image reduced
to about one third the original size.
Typical panoramic displays are
created by stitching together between 2 and over a dozen still
Below are seven images (scaled down)
taken to create the panoramic room scene below.
Stitched panoramic Image made from the seven images above.