Sachin Filinto Blog
Here is another reason I love the company I work for.On a recent trip to the remote northern border of our country, I decided tomake a panorama of a lake I saw.Quickly clicked several photos standing at the edge of the lake & when Igot back home, got down to 'Stitching' them.To deviate a bit: I knew of two challenges with a panorama. 1) Stitching thephotos 2) displaying it with the ability of zooming, panning & rotating. (Of course if the final output is saved as a image point 2) is not relevant butyou will lose the ability to pan, zoom & rotate)
Given that I had never done this before I started looking around for a way to stichthe pictures. After spending a fair amount of time looking forappropriate software I was suggested a software from Microsoft which I did notknow could do this. ( Microsoft ICE )
After installing, usage was a breeze and I quickly created my first panorama saved asa .jpg.
Next I tried a feature which allowed saving the panorama directly to Photosynth (http://www.photosynth.net/ ).Given that when I last tried out photo synthesis I was not pleased with the results. ( In hindsight I believe I was not using it correctly )The results were amazing and although rough on the edges I had my first panorama. ( Remember I did not know what to look for when clicking the photos )
The software I just spoke about can be downloaded from below links.http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/ivm/ice/
Next stop. Creating more panoramas.
- Sachin Filinto
Edit : Found another way to view and share high-resolution imagery http://zoom.it/ also from microsoft & using Windows Azure and Microsoft Silverlight.
Edit 2 : For the people who have asked, Yes thats Pangong Tso Lake which was featured in the movie 3 Idiots