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Old 04-16-2003, 07:29 AM
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Very nice

A tip for shooting pictures for stitching: before you start shooting, put the camera into manual exposure mode, and set it up for proper exposure for the direction that is about the middle of the pano. Then shoot all your pics with this setting.

It'll be a bit over exposed at one end, and a bit under at the other, but it will eliminate the abrupt exposure changes from picture to picture when they get stitched together. If the result is just too washed out at one end compared to the other after stitching, it can often be made acceptable by adjusting the brt/cont of the entire pano, and failing that, can be cleaned up in a graded manner in photoshop.

However, most of the time it comes out pretty good without any changes.