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My first Pano...Chicago skyline

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by gnagel, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. I tried my first panoramic image yesterday. I used Photoshop's Photomerge to blend the six exposures.

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    Since this was my first attempt, I decided not to invest in PTGui quite yet. Perhaps I should start my trial period.

    In any event, it wasn't quite as easy as I expected. I think the edges of the image are distorted (upward tilt slightly). Also, when viewed in its original size, I started to notice a few small birds that I should have cloned out.

    One video recommended shooting panos with the camera in its vertical position as that limits distortion as compared to the wider horizontal view.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance...

    EDIT: After a little bit of internet research, I learned how to apply the Warp Tool within Photoshop to straighten those edges. I also cloned out the blurred birds and a few dust spots. CLICK HERE to view the revised photo.
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  2. I hope others who do panos will give you suggestions. All I can say is for your first attempt, I think you did well. I hope to someday try a pano. I applaud you for trying this.

    God Bless,
  3. Thanks David...

    I'm hoping to learn more about removing some of the distortion (the lines appear to curve up a bit on the edges) from panos. I'm using Photoshop's Photomerge---but perhaps PTGui or some other software makes it easier to deal with this at the time of the blend...:confused: 

  4. Reggie


    Dec 10, 2005
    Parrish, FL
    Glenn, I love the effect. I have never done one, but intend to try at some point. Good work.
  5. Thanks Reggie...

    I would like to learn more about panos. I'm becoming fascinated by the details that can be achieved. When I pan through the original image, I see more far more detail in the scene than my previous attempts with a single exposure.

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