I know I have already recommended one iPhone app to you, and therefore I am probably exceeding my annual allotment of these, but I just can't *not* post about this one.
Have you ever wanted to take a picture of a scene, but found that you just can't get it all in? I know this has happened to sailors - we frequently have spectacular horizon-spanning sunsets to capture. You may even have looked into software that lets you tie individual images together into a panorama. But all of the solutions require a lot of tedious work, defining points of correspondence in each of the images that work to match up the images. You could easily spend hours making one.
Have I got the answer for you! The app is called AutoStitch Panorama, and it costs an amazing $2.99. Here's how it works:
- You take a series of pictures from the same point. there must be some overlap between them.
- You tell AutoStitch to use them.
AutoStitch then takes care of, completely automatically:
- Arranging the pictures in the correct places in the final image (in other words, there is no need to specify the pictures in any particular order to AutoStitch)
- Finding points of correspondence between the pictures
- Distorts/undistorts the individual images as necessary
- Corrects exposures in the pictures (this one is especially important, since some pictures will likely be taken into the light and others with the light at your back)
- Blends the adjusted pictures into a final panorama.
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