How I turned my Point and Shoot Camera into a Monster
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The day after the rain is one of favorite time to take outdoor photos as the sky is usually clear. Last Saturday was one of them. Taken using my battle worn Panasonic Point and Shoot compact camera on my way home from the morning walk with the wife and the dog.
The image is actually stitched from several shots. I think I shot 8 RAW images from left to right with the camera oriented in portrait mode. Downloaded the RAW images in the PC and converted them into TIFF without any corrections. Then I used a freebie software Arcsoft Panorama Maker 4 to stitch all the images into one composite. The Arcsoft seems to work just fine. If you look closely, you will find that the final stitched image has some aberrations but I’m pretty happy with it. I tried the Microsoft freeware and it sucks. Same with the Canon Photo Stitch. I really like the Helicon as it allows one to stitch RAW files but my trial period expired. Both the Arcsoft and the Microsoft can only stitch TIFF.
I applied some post processing in Photoshop Elements. My computer kept hanging up as the working file was more than 700mb. I kept rebooting but I think the final result was worth it. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
Chino Hills, California. Panasonic DMC-LX3.
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