5 Tips for Panoramic Photography


Stitch the Images

Now that you're back from your trip to the Grand Canyon, you're ready to put together all the pieces so you can show off your gorgeous panoramic photos. After you have the photos downloaded to your computer, open your photo editing software.

Adobe Photoshop has a plug-in that automates the photo stitching process. If you don't have Photoshop, there are a multitude of software packages out there that can help you with the process. Chances are one was included with the software that came with your digital camera.

Open all your photos in the software. Usually the software will have an "auto" option that stitches everything together using default settings, or you can choose to have more control.

Keep in mind that you can't just line up your images, stitch them together and leave it at that. If you do, you will see that the images won't line up perfectly. If, for example, your photo has a lot of horizontal lines, they will appear bent at the seams. Software for panoramic photos will "warp" the photo a little bit to give it perspective that will align and blend the photos together.

Once you've combined the pictures into one fabulous photo, don't forget to save it! Then you can make any touch-ups or further photo edits to your picture.