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How to merge full-res pictures for producing up to 50-picture-wide stitched-panorama

Click each panorama to open it in a new tab and click it again to view it 100% – each picture is 768 px h x several thousands w px

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Above, a 50 picture stitched panorama: click it to open in a new tab and click it again to see it at 100%. This huge view spans from the Kleiner Myhten peak in caton Schwyz (left, 1811 m.s.l.) to mount Pilatus behind Lucerne (right, 2,128 m.s.l.). The mountains of at least 5 cantons are visible: can you spot the antenna on the Titlis peak?

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Above, a 21 picture stitched panorama shot with the Nikon 70-200 mm pointing south at the Alpine border between Canton Graubünden and Italy

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Above, a 12 picture stitched panorama shot direction lake Lucerne

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Finally, a 6 picture stitched panorama shot with the Nikon 50 mm from Rigi Kulm towards Rigi Scheidegg.

With less than 16GB memory, merging a panorama made out of more than 10 pictures can be a problem with Hugin. Especially with pictures of 36 MP resolution like with Nikon D800. A solution comes from downsizing the pictures either to a) 5000 x 3333 px, for panorama stitches made out of max 20 pictures or b) 1600 x 1067 px, for panoramas up to 50 pictures. Here above you have panoramic views from Mount Rigi, “The Queen of mountains”, a 1,798 meter high peak in Switzerland.

Posted by lorenzoborghi on April 2, 2015
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  1. 04/2/2015

    Lorenzo

    Way cool! Can you do that on a golf hole as well?

    Cheers
    Jim

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    • 04/3/2015

      Sure! Just send the pictures you would like to merge to artborghi@gmail.com or send artborghi to the golf hole… don’t know what is the cheapest solution 😀

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      • 04/3/2015

        Thanks, we will see when all the snow goes. Thanks.

        Cheers
        Jim

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