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Topic: Full 360 panorama

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d.ozerenskis (Over 1 year ago)

I want to create full panorama in this way:

But I only can make panorama like this:
or this:

I want to embed panorama to my own website.

NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Hello, Domantas, 

There are several options for uploading panoramas to
1: Microsoft ICE (Good for using high resolution photos that you've already taken)
2: Adobe Photoshop plugin (Good for manually retouching a pano before uploading)
3: Photosynth's mobile panorama app for Windows Phone and iOS 
(Handy viewfinder but the current version only captures very low resolution input shots so is not the best choice for quality.)
4: The default 'Camera' app in Windows 8.1 also has a panorama shooting mode which uses the mobile apps' viewfinder, but uses the full Microsoft ICE stitching engine.
(I'm not sure if there's an easy option to upload to

HTML embed code is available underneath every photosynth and panorama here on the old site or via the 'Share' icon in the lower left of the new Technical Preview website.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
I did take the liberty of downloading your photos from your photosynth of the photos (the third link of yours above) and tried them in ICE and 96 of them stitched, but 20 of them were not able to be matched. This mainly happens toward the ceiling on the wall above the puzzle and backpack, where there is nothing for ICE to lock onto to match.

As you may have guessed by now, a photosynth's strength is tracking matched features in 3D where the camera sees the same things from multiple points of view, whereas a panorama's strength is tracking matched features in 2D where the camera sees everything from a single point of view.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Keeping the camera's lens stationary when shooting a panorama will help you reduce stitching errors in the panorama as well. This is because a stitched panorama lines things up in 2D, so foreground needs to line up the same way with background in all of your input shots for an excellent stitched panorama.

Here are a couple of people who explain it further: |

If you are going to get into shooting panoramas seriously, you will want to build or purchase a special tripod head built for capturing panoramas which will rotate your camera around the point in the camera's lens where light focuses.

Here is a home built one by H Gregg:
Commercially available options include:
d.ozerenskis (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you very much for help. One more question:

See the "Shoot Your Pictures" part on bottom of linked page. Is that inforation true (about taking pics fro different places) or should I take pics just from the center of the room?
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Well it depends on whether you want to create panoramas or photosynths.

Those instructions that you linked to come from the Photosynth Photography Guide (original available from: ) and apply to shooting photos for original photosynths (to upload with the Photosynth desktop application - also known as 'Photosynth 1').
Example of a Photosynth 1 synth:

The Photosynth 2014 Technical Preview (also known as 'Photosynth 2' or 'The new Photosynth') has four more limited synth structures: 
1: Spins
2: Walks
3: Walls
4: Pans


If you're wanting to stitch a spherical panorama, however, then photos from a single place in the room is all that you need.
d.ozerenskis (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks, that was really helpful.
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