• the Pulgas water temple, California
    This 360 panorama is of the Pulgas water temple, California

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Tips for making panoramas

 
 

  • Take the individual shots with the highest resolution camera and settings possible. Shooting with JPEGs or with a tiny camera means less quality for each shot in the panorama.
  • Use some form of stabilization when shooting. A tripod is ideal, but even a monopod is better than nothing.
  • Don't stitch from RAW images if you can help it. The Photoshop photo import process brings otherwise flat images to life. Most software that reads RAW images can't hold a candle to Photoshop's RAW importer or your custom settings.
  • Inspect your source images carefully. If you see purple fringing when zoomed way in, try re-importing but applying a cleanup filter.