Ok. So I know all of you have just been dying to see what my apartment looks like (yeah right), so I made this for you:
Here’s how it was done…
First of all I had these items:
1. Sony CyberShot 3.2 digital camera
2. El-cheapo $15 Tripod from Wal-mart
3. Autostitch (free from http://www.autostitch.net)
After setting up the camera on the tripod and making sure everything was level, I snapped a grand total of 135 photos. Basically, I would snap a photo, turn the camera a little bit to the right, and snap another one. After doing a full circle of photos on a level plane, I took a circle of photos looking upwards and then a circle looking downwards.
Three hours worth of experimentation and number crunching later, and I am now the proud owner of a panoramic image of my living room!
The final photo is 18,855 pixels wide by 4332 pixels high. In other words… almost 82 megapixels!
Uncompressed, this image is almost 250 megs.
Luckily, when compressed in jpeg format, it drops down to 10 megs.
1. 180 degree viewer (click and drag mouse to change view and press – and + to zoom in and out)
2. Jpeg file (10 megs)
3. Flash (streaming image viewer that lets you zoom in – must see!)
P.S. If all you see is a blank square on the 180 degree viewer, that means your computer is missing java. To download the java add-on for your web browser, click here.
P.P.S. Here’s an assignment for you. What time does the clock display that’s on top of my entertainment center? (Hint: you’ll either have to use the flash viewer or download the 10 meg jpeg to find out)
Lemme know what you all think!