Photo Stitching

How many times have you wished you could share the beautiful scenery of a waterfall or a picturesque mountain range in the fall with your friends? Yes, you can take a picture and share it on Facebook but even with the best digital camera you can capture just a fraction of what you see. The camera does not have the angle of view a human eyes have.

One solution is to take a panoramic picture. Many cameras have this function built-in. Alternatively you can take several pictures manually and stitch it later using a software on you computer. I have used several different programs in the past but recently came across one from Microsoft which is really easy to use and it is free.

The program is called Image Composite Editor. You can download the version for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 or the one for Windows 8.

You can also share your panorama pictures with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading it to the Photosynth