Saturday, June 27, 2009

3 Ways to Display a Panorama


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Panoramas, 360x180 that is, is not limited to be viewed in a dedicated player, like QuickTime or the likes. They can be displayed in many other forms. I'll show three here.

On top, is actually my bathroom, displayed like in a strange painting from Dali =) To get this effect I used pTools, a set of plugins for Photoshop. ( pTOOLS & LensFIX )


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This is Sergels Torg in Stockholm, treated in the same way as my bathroom image. Its a little clearer to see what its done.


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This is the standard "unwrapped" look of a 360x180 panorama. I like this look a lot as you normally never see a 360 view at the same time, or 180 up and down. ( So where is the photographer then if we can see absolutely everything at the same time. The answer is tha several additionl photos are taken ( up and down shots ) that are used to cover the tripod legs as well as the photographers feet )


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Heres a rather popular alternative these days, that ev en has special groups at Flickr, displaying these "planets". These are done by applying the Polar Coordinates filter in Photoshop. here is a tutorial on how ... PLANET TUTORIAL


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