How to Stitch Your Panorama Photos With Paint




Introduction: How to Stitch Your Panorama Photos With Paint

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In this Instructable, I will show you an easy way to stitch your panorama photos together with a program that came with your computer! Paint is a highly useful, yet extremely simple tool if you know how to use it. Let's begin.

Step 1: Take the Shot

Now this will be the hardest part. If you can't take the picture evenly, then the whole process will be a waste. Take your time with it and look up your settings on your camera, there should be some sort of panorama view helper. Be sure to invest in a good quality camera and tripod for these situations.

A note when taking a picture: if possible, make sure that your brightness is the same for every picture, or you will have to edit it later!

Step 2: Upload Your Photos

Now that you have your photos uploaded, make a copy of them onto your desktop so you have the originals safe and sound in case anything goes wrong.

Step 3: Paint and Stitch at Once!

1st: Take your first photo and open it with Paint.

The program can be found at:
Start Menu

After that, note to pictures.


2nd: Now that you are done, note to the zoom tool at the right bar, zoom out as much as possible.


3rd: Increase the white area around the picture, note to images below.


4th: You may now move on to the next step.

Step 4: Pasting the Other Photos

Now you will paste your next photo to your panorama. If you don't remember how to do this, you can note to the beginning of step 3.

Before you paste the photo onto the image, zoom into a spot where you will notice a significant change to help yourself place the photo correctly. Note to the pictures for more detail.


Repeat this step as many times as necessary.
(PS: I hope you have saved this by now ;)


Once you have copied all your photos in and placed them correctly, note to the last picture on this step.

Step 5: Fixing the White to Blend in With the Picture

For this you will need to know the basics on how to use the following tools:

Fill With Color (Bucket)
Pick Color (Eye Dropper)
Air Brush (Spray Can)


1st: Use the Eye Dropper to pick your color to be the main filler in the white. Try to choose a color that is as similar as possible to the colors around it.

2nd: Use the bucket tool to fill in that area

3rd: Use the spray can with a similar, but slightly different color to blend the hard lines between the white and the actual photo.

4th: Use the spray can again to pick up a cloud or palm leaf that may have been cut off. Use this lightly, don't overdo it. This is only meant for broad areas, not detail!

Step 6: Finished!

Congratulations! You have officially created a panorama with Paint. This would be more used for normal photos or an album, but not a large print. (I use these easily for my wallpaper, for a size comparison.)

Use at your own risk. Again, make sure you "save" and "save as" constantly.

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    6 years ago

    when you take some panorama photos, you can use photo stitcher of iFotosoft to create panoramas.


    7 years ago

    Pretty simple. Thanks for the idea.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you very much. I used to have stitch programs, but this is so much easier!


    I use a Canon camera and with it is a CD with a stitch program. Once you download the pictures using the camera, the program automatically comes in and you just click it and it. I also use Picasa 3 to do some work on the pictures when it is in the computer prior to getting the Canon program to work.. My only problem comes when it has people in the series of pictures. The one located in the seem area who moved during the shoot maybe distorted but that does not pose a problem when it is just a still life or a view picture.


    13 years ago on Introduction

    wow, you really should use something like gimp, that way you can fade from one image to the next, because now there is a seam, and you can't create 360x180 panoramas


    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    No, you should use something like panotools or autostitch that can actually do projection remapping. In this example you managed to fake it by just translating the images, but with most real scenes it won't work nearly as well. The optical physics in the lens just don't work that way. There might be a few tasks where Paint's advantage of being pre-installed on most computers outweighs its limitations compared to other tools that you have to download, but this isn't one of them.


    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    This was just a way that you could use so you don't have to download anything. I'm sure if you spent a little more time on it than I did, you could get rid of the seam pretty easily with the spray can, or just aligning it better.