A Fine Art Print
Easy Panorama Travel Images - Part 2 © 2013 David Smith www.interfaceimages.com
Using your camera to capture panoramic images was covered in a recent Blog post: Easy Panorama Travel Images - Part 1. After capturing the multiple set of images with your camera, stitching of your panorama images is easy with today's stitching software. Note that some cameras stitch the images in camera or use a video capture technique without requiring a computer and software. This post covers software techniques.
Before merging the images into a panorama you need to decide on the final size of the panorama photograph and to match that size with your own printer or photo finishers capability. A common panorama aspect ratio (i.e width:height) is 4:1,5:1 or 6:1. A typical image resolution for printing is 300 pixels per inch so a 100 in wide x 20 in. tall panorama print (a 5:1 aspect ratio) requires a crop width of 100 in x 300 pixels/inch = 30,000 pixels and a height crop of 20 in. x 300 pixels/inch = 6,000 pixels. In short, 30,000 x 6,000 pixels. Simply select your crop dimensions for 30,000 x 6,000 pixels and set the resolution in the crop tool to 300 pixels/inch and voila you have a crop!
Decide on image size before select the crop[/caption]
Watch edges and key components before final crop is done
TYPICAL PHOTO STITCHING STEPS
Select your panorama series images using the "photomerge" tool
The default settings work well with scenic panoramas. Experiment with various options as necessary
In addition to the easy to use panorama tool wizards in Adobe (www.adobe.com) Photoshop CS (CS2 and up) and Photoshop Elements (9.0 and up), software supplied with some cameras and other software solutions are available. Other panorama stiching software includes the free Hugin Panorma Photosticher (www.hugin.sourceforge.net), PTgui (€ 79 and up) from www.ptgui.com and panatour (€99.00) from www.kolor.com.
PANORAMA FINE ART PRINTS.
I have recently added a high quality World panoramic fine art print collection to my Fine Art America online print gallery including 360 degree views of the interior of Grand Central Station in New York City (in color and black and white) , snowy city skyline of Vancouver, BC, Monaco harbor in the French Riviera, Portofino in the Italian Riviera , Santorini caldera and newly uploaded Cape Town Skyline at sunset and the Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg, Russia. Most of my panoramic fine art prints have been dramatically enhanced with the Adjust 5.0 "Spicify" plug-in (usable in most software products) from Topaz Labs.
Use the Select/All and Edit/Transform/Perspective to straighten verticals
SHARE YOUR PANORAMA IMAGES
You are welcome to post links to your online panorama images in the comments below or join and upload your travel images to my Facebook Group: Travel Photography Tips and Photo Adventures. I will award complimentary lifetime access to my online Travel Photography-Amazing Tips & Techniques Course for the best panoramic image submitted before May 31/13.
About the author: David Smith is a world travel photographer, travel writer, travel photo blogger, photo instructor and guest lecturer on cruise ships, photo conferences and corporate events. He has visited 100 countries on 6 continents and is published worldwide. Recent clients include National Geographic -Poland, Wall Street Journal, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Oceania Cruise Lines, Holland America Lines, Geo Saison and Frommers. Web sites: Interface Images online archives , Fine Art Print Galley, online photo training courses, Facebook page and Facebook Travel Photo group. Contact