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John Ayo

3 Years Ago

Stitched Images - Crop Or No Crop?

When you stitch together an image from several shots, do you always crop it to eliminate gaps, or do you occasionally (or sometimes, usually, or always) leave it uncropped to show the borders of the stitched-together shots?

I've been considering tying some stitching and was thinking it might be an interesting approach if I were to leave it uncropped and maybe even not adjust the exposures to match, making it a more obvious photo-collage.

Yeah, it's been done, but I figure with the right subject that shouldn't matter.

Just curious who has tried this.

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Brian Wallace

3 Years Ago

My humble opinion for what it's worth... if you want to do a panorama, do a panorama. If you want to do a collage, do a collage. I would not limit myself however on what kind of effect to create with it but decide on what format you want to focus on first so you have a goal to progress towards.


Roy Erickson

3 Years Ago

I think Brian has got it.


John Ayo

3 Years Ago

Oh, I think so too. Just wondering what others are doing. :)


JC Findley

3 Years Ago

Leaving the space on those will get the "This needs to be fixed before it is printed" email in all likelihood.


David Bishop

3 Years Ago

I've been wondering how this would do as a triptych at is a 3 shot verticle panorama Photography Prints


Mike Savad

3 Years Ago

i try to keep it straight when i make it. but i'll fill it in if i can. if your image does what it does to mine - turns into a smiley face, and if i cropped it all, it would look really silly. if it can't be cloned in, then it's cropped out. because you'll always have some scraps.

---Mike Savad


Bob Galka

3 Years Ago

Here's another option....

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JC Findley

3 Years Ago

I love that Bob.

(BTW, where it is obvious and done well, you should have no print issues.)


Bob Galka

3 Years Ago

Thanks JC... yea and you don't have to worry about holding the camera straight.. just pick an angle and click, pick an angle click... ... ;O) change all your layers to 50% opacity +/-. I guess I merged them all for the drop shadow to work.


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