This fabulous book will give you some serious insight into the building of a large, panoramic print. From the composition to the digital work, the tutorials are concise and easy to follow. Not necessarily for the amateur, the professional, especially those familiar with Photoshop, will find the book fascinating. I predict a renewed interest in the panoramic photo. (Killer photos in boardrooms and corporate centers.)
Amazon.com: Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer’s Notebook: Books: Translated William Rodarmor: “In this full-color Designer’s Notebook, eight expert French photographers reveal their secrets in using Photoshop and a collection of dedicated applications to create extraordinary panoramic photos–including some amazing 360-degree images. For anyone involved with digital imagery or animation, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates a new way of thinking about what’s possible and what’s required to produce these images. Originally published in France, Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer’s Notebook is available in English for the first time. Part art book, part how-to guide, this stunning work takes you right into the studio and sits you down next to renowned digital artists as they advance step-by-step toward their final images. The showcased pieces are inspiring and avant-garde, and the techniques are instructive for a wide range of amateur and professional photographers, graphic designers, and digital artists.”
Update: This looks like a pretty cool software. Imagine shooting panoramics with a point and shoot. Even a 4-5 megapixel camera could yield a huge print when stitched.
Autostitch™ is the world’s first fully automatic 2D image stitcher. Capable of stitching full view panoramas without any user input whatsoever, Autostitch is a breakthrough technology for panoramic photography, VR and visualisation applications. This is the first solution to stitch any panorama completely automatically, whether 1D (horizontal) or 2D (horizontal and vertical).