Episode 019: Paaanoooraaamaaa! and a Challenge for You!

Joseph, also known as BlueMojo, has made a screenrecording about the panorama software Hugin. And of course I had to try it too!

I installed Hugin on Ubuntu 7.10 – I’ll post some quirks I had to circumvert later. Then I went out on to my street and shot a series while I turned 360°. I followed Josep’s advice and set exposure, white balance and focus to manual.

Here are some links for you to explore:

  • The files from Joseph and me for download are linked in the next post. There is a feed problem.
  • The Hugin project homepage.
  • Wikipedia entry about panoramas with some excellent examples. Including the chinese drawing from the show.
  • A blog entry about shooting panoramas on a site about linux and photography. The blog is worth to explore and there is more to come.
  • Edit: A tutorial about Hugin on the same site.
  • A list of all the Lottofeen in the German TV. ;-)

And here is your challenge: Make a panorama with Hugin (or another Open Source Software) and put it into the meetthegimp.org photogroup at 23. On (or after) Friday Dec. 14 I’ll ask a guest to draw one of the entries in a pure scientifically randomized way. ;-) The winner will get a code for a year of “plus” membership at 23 (value 20€). And in the last show before Christmas I’ll show all the images in a special last 2007 episode.


00:23 Welcome
00:30 Chinese panoramic paintings
03:52 Hugin
05:10 – field of view and focal length
06:36 – projections
09:45 Pictures of Bremen
14:40 Panorama Challenge
16:30 the End
TOC made by paynekj

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