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Easy Panoramas with Photomerge
While on vacation, you may visit any number of wide-open vistas that span an entire horizon. How do you capture these landscapes and locations without a super-wide-angle lens? You don't need a bunch of fancy hardware and software, just a few simple techniques. This edition of Geek Candy explains how you can show off a wide view of your world.
Step 1: Shoot a panorama
Step 2: Merge the photos
On the main Photomerge dialogue box, the individual images should be arranged correctly. Images that Photomerge doesn't know how to place will be in the row across the top. You can drag these images to where they should go and they should snap into place. Don't worry if it looks like there are thin breaks between shots at this point, Photomerge will blend them in. If it all looks good, click OK.
You're left with one wide image. From here you can adjust colors, clone backgrounds or anything else that Photomerge might have missed.
In this example, I was shooting away from the sun so the foreground has my shadow. Instead of trying to clone myself out of the photo, I decided to crop the photo for an even greater panoramic feel.
I hope this article has inspired you to get out and capture a wide view of your world.
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