Thank you to Sony Style for providing me with a Cyber-shot TX7 to make the panorama photo.
Step 1: Take a Photo
Unlike a regular photo with one exposure, this photo was made by stitching a series of photos together by panning the Cyber-shot TX7's camera view across a scene (other Sony cameras also have this feature). To be honest, I wasn't expecting much of the feature, called iSweep, since I'm a little bit of a lens geek, but the results are pretty good. The camera easily fits in a pocket and with this feature you can more easily capture the feeling of an environment. If the best camera is the one you have on you, this is a worthy contender.
The only problem: what do you do with a panorama photo? You could get it printed up, which is a small hassle. But then you'd have to find a custom frame for it, which is a big hassle. My solution is to explode, or break up, the photo into multiple pieces and reconstruct it later.
So let's destroy this thing.
Step 2: Plan It Out
Now it's just a matter of moving the virtual frames around the picture to get good coverage. I set up three groups since I wanted to have three layers on the final collage.
Step 3: Export Images
Then I dropped in the picture and repositioned it so that it matched up with one of the pictures from the original layout.
Once the picture was in place I exported the resulting image.
Repeat for the rest of the pictures.
Step 4: Print Up Pictures
Step 5: Layer It Up!
Step 6: Glue It Together