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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Christmas at Easton, Columbus, Ohio
Christmas at Easton, Columbus, Ohio. Photo (c) Jim Doty, Jr.

One of the great things about digital photography is that it has made panoramic photography much easier. No more time consuming film scans. No more arduous sessions trying to match the color and density of all those scans. With a digital camera in manual mode with the exposure, white balance, and focus set so they don't vary from image to image, it is much easier to produce a "matched" set of images.

The second challenge is to get the digital images stitched together into one panoramic photograph. That just got easier and less expensive. AUTOSTITCH is free and it works very well. It is much better than most free software, and it also works better than a lot of the commercial software I have tested. Best of all, once you set the OPTIONS (easy to do, and I provide directions), the stitching process is completely automatic. There is one minor file order quirk, but I explain the easy work around.

Learn all about AUTOSTITCH in this article.

The photo at the top of this page is too small to give you an idea how well this software stitches photos together. No seams! You can get a much better idea here.


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