Stitch a panorama image with Windows Live Photo Gallery
Are you new to panorama photos and wanna learn how to stitch together a couple of images? Don't want to study for hours just to understand the words used in some of the tutorials you find on the Internet? Or if you just want to make a few panorama images now and then with pictures from your point 'n shoot camera. Perhaps you should take a look at a simple, and free, application as "Windows Live Photo Gallery" from Microsoft. It ain't the best on the market but probably one of the most simple to use.
I will in a few steps guide you through the process. Since the application only exists for Microsoft Windows operating systems this isn't the way to go for all the Mac users.
The images I will use are were taken with a Nikon S1 - an ordinary digital point and shoot camera from 2005. Nothing fancy and certainly not the perfect tool for the job - but it is a camera and that is often enough.
The first thing you need to do is to download the application from Microsoft. You will find it here: http://download.live.com/photogallery. (You just need the Photo Gallery so no need to install the toolbar, messenger and whatever is checked by default.)
When you have started the application find the images you want to stitch into a panorama. You simply browse your computer's drives and select the folder with the images. Once you have selected the folder thumbnails of the pictures will show up in the main window to the right. Move the mouse over each thumbnail and check the select box in the top left corner (of the thumbnail).
Once the images are selected you should find the menu named "Make" and choose the first alternative "Create Panoramic Photo..."
Give the stitched image file a name...
- Microsoft Windows Operating system
- Windows Live Photo Gallery http://download.live.com/photogallery
- Digital Camera