"Duncan" <duncan(remove)smith99(remove)hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:3f105a66$0$29650$fa0fcedblovejoy.zen.co.uk.. .tripod.> Have tried stitching photos together to create an wide panorama but end
> result very poor.
> Any tips - I am using Ulead version 8.
> Also is it possible to hand hold the camera or is there a motorisedIt depends on your camera, but if you can fit a wide angle lens or fisheye>
> I need to create some internals of properties and externals of gardens for
> web site 'virtual tours'.
lens, you would reduce the number of images you have to work with
considerably. For indoor panos, it is virtually essential to mount your
camera so that it rotates about the nodal point of the lens. This will
avoid all problems caused by parallax. (You want the image processing to be
as straightforward as possible).
I agree that Panorama Tools with either PTAssembler or PTGui or PTMac is the
way to go. You would find it extremely helpful to register with the pano
tools discussion group at [url]http://groups./group/PanoTools/[/url] . They
will have come across all the problems you are going to have. You can also
see the sort of results other people are getting and how they got them.
There are several tutorials around for Panorama Tools. On no account
attempt to use it without one of the three helpers mentioned above. I have
a tutorial for PTGui at [url]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/j.houghton/pttute.htm[/url]
, which is a beginner's guide. PTAssembler and PTMac are very similar.