My latest work of "art"

I consider myself an amateur photographer.  I have always been excited about taking panoramic pictures, but never wanted to invest in a super high end camera that enables me to do that.  The “image stitching” feature in Acrylic is a boon for amateurs like me who want to be able to take multiple images and be able to stitch them together very easily to create a panoramic view.

Most digital cameras (or scanners) capture a limited amount of information, forcing you to take multiple images if you want to capture a large original.  Some advanced but expensive cameras offer built-in panoramic capabilities.  I was giving a talk at a management class last night and was driving by Mt. Si.  It was a clear day and I ended up taking a bunch of shots.  

This morning, I was able to use the ‘Image Stitching’ feature in Microsoft Acrylic that let me create this panoramic view of Mt. Si.  All it took me was two simple steps – insert the individual images taken via a low-end digital camera, click ‘Stitch Selected Images…’ from the Image menu item and presto - I had a panoramic view ready for publication. Here is my “masterpiece”.


Comments (9)

  1. Keisha says:

    You call that art???!!!!!!

  2. jesse says:

    uh, different, but somehow charming i think… keep up the… uh, work! i respect ppl who at least stick their neck out and do weird, different things.

  3. Tom says:

    I think the point of the post was, Acrylic has a neat feature, rather than, here is a work of art…

  4. Dean says:

    Good Job Looks impressive. Thats another step in Microsoft getting better. Becarefull Microsoft wont have much more to improve on. Impressive that acrylic and do that. Im going to download it now.

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  7. Patrick Bristow says:

    Looks pretty cool. I haven’t used Acrylic yet (I’m working on downloading it), but I’m curious to know if this is any different from the great features for doing image stiching in Digital Image Suite 9. I’ve been using that for a while, and it does an excellent job stiching photos from my digital camera.

    Well, I’ll go give it a shot and see what’s up 🙂

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