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Learn how to optimize the Canon A610/A620 for a panorama stitch picture
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In order to capture a nice, wide Panorama of a landscape for example or even indoor situation, I’ve taken Panorama images of rooms and such. This is good for real estate agents as well. I would highly recommend using the stitch mode. The stitch mode looks like this n your mode dial. Turn your mode dial to the stitch and when you turn your camera on, you will immediately a large difference in the display. You have an arrow indicating the direction of the stitch and then use the left or right navigation buttons to change my directions. Apparently, I start on the left and work my way slowly to the right. I can do that or I can start on the right and slowly work my way to the left. So let's do the other way. Here is picture one.
Let's go ahead and set up the other options. First off, the flash, I would highly recommend turning the flash off. I think that you’ll find that the final stitch will turn on much better when the flash is not used. So press the up navigation button here or the flash button to scroll to the different flash options until you see the no flash icon.
Next, press the function button to acces the function menu. You might want to change the white balance depending on your lighting situation. Again, if you are taking this indoors of a room then you may need to use tungsten or fluorescent depending on the lighting used. If your outdoors, which is probably most common. Go ahead and stick to daylight or cloudy. So you can just press the right and left navigation buttons to change that as well.
Working our way down, the drive is set to single shut, that’s fine. Effect has turned off that’s fine. We’re not using the flash. So the flash compensation is irrelevant and the image quality settings are as I like them. You just press the function button again to exit function menu and now, we’re going to just take a picture as we normally would. Press the shutter button, halfway. Let me show up close. Press the shutter button halfway, the picture is now in focus and I just go ahead and take the picture and slowly the camera will process and now, I have my first picture on the left side and my picture number two is on the right side. So I’m going to slowly turn the camera to align those two images and it certainly does not have to be perfect. You don’t have to align them up just right. If you want to have some kind of an overlap, even what I have here is just fine. The computer will know to align those. It does not have to be perfect. So, and then I’ll just take a second picture like that and then picture number two, you’ll see it's displayed here and I'm ready to move on to picture number three and I’ll just keep doing that as long as a stitch proceeds.
Now, you’ll notice at the bottom that I can—I have this little arrow button indicator which means I can press the left navigation button to move back to image number two in order to retake image number two. Let's say, I screwed up on image number and I want to reshoot it, I just press the left navigation button in order to reshoot it. Now, notice that the arrow switched. It doesn’t immediately erase that button if I go back. I can go back and say that, no, I do like image number two. So I have that option of retaking only the last image that was take. I can't go back, for example and retake image number one.
Now, once you’re done with that set of images, you just [press the set button. Here, also indicated at the bottom to begin a new series, So, let’s say, I’ve taken my series and it can be as long as you want and you can have a series of pictures that is only two images long or you can have 10 pictures long. Be careful with very long stitched images because it does and as it gets longer, it does become a lot more difficult. So, press the set button to begin a new series. Here is the set button, just press that and see here, on back to image number and I can begin a new series.