The View from Landmark

Trends and issues in personal computing from Bud Stolker, a long-time PC consultant. The View from Landmark features tips and techniques to make time spent with your computer more productive and rewarding, commentary on new personal computer policies and trends, plain-English explanations of new hardware, software, and network designs and their relevance to you, and answers to common questions. There may be personal material interspersed if Bud believes it is of general interest.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

My best Autostitched panorama yet

(This entry refers to an earlier post at

My best Autostitched panorama yet -- a composite of 32 one-Megabyte-sized frames. It's quick-and-dirty; I didn't use a tripod or spend much time lining up my landmarks, so the margins are ragged. The software did a beautiful job nevertheless. See if you can get this to display full-size, so you can scroll around. Lots of detail, and the original has even more. (In Internet Explorer, point to the picture and you'll get a resizing box. In Firefox, just click on the photo.) I cut the size for Web posting, but it's still a 1.1 Mb. file.

The camera is a Sony Mavica MVC-CD500, a 5 Megapixel unit with 3X Zeiss zoom lens. A bit unwieldy, but takes great photos (movies, too) on mini-CDRWs. More info.

More panoramas coming soon.