Use the free Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor to create panorama photos

Microsoft Research makes their Image Composite Editor available for free. Use the ICE to create high quality panorama photos by stitching together many photos.

This photo was created out of 34 photos taken on a 12 megapixel point n shoot camera – the end result, after overlaps and cropping, is a 78 megapixel image.

This is a size reduced 1920 pixel wide version of the original. On the original, I can just about zoom in to cars on the bridge. This photo was taken from the site of the Astoria tower, Astoria, Oregon, overlooking the Columbia River where it joins the Pacific Ocean.

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Some 2D and 3D Photos from Portland Mini-Maker Faire

Fused Machines showed off their 3D printer with CNC milling head project that is under development. This device is a 3D printer that can do additive manufacturing but also contains a milling head that does subtractive manufacturing. The combination can also be used to create very smooth finished 3D printed components which are basically “sanded” smooth by the milling head after printing.

Of course, I photographed this in 3D, shown here in red/cyan anaglyph format and also in cross-eyed (no glasses required) format. Click on any photos for a much larger version.

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Cross eyed viewing format.

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Portland State University students are aiming for space. This multi-year project is developing a highly advanced, controlled flight to 100 km space. The rocket also makes for a great 3D photo!

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Cross eyed viewing format

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Side by Side view for those with 3D monitors

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This solar car was built by high school students from Bend and Redmond, Oregon, and has competed in a national competition.

 

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Cross eyed viewing format.
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Canon announces 250-megapixel image sensor

Canon has today announced a new ultra-high resolution CMOS image sensor that packs approximately 250 megapixels into an area smaller than a United States postage stamp.

Source: Canon announces whopping 250-megapixel camera sensor – TechSpot

Using a Computar c-mount lens on the Nikon 1

These photographs were taken with a Nikon 1 V2 and a Computar f/1.2 12.6-75mm c-mount television camera lens. For improved sharpness, I usually shoot this lens at f/4 as it is soft at f/1.2. I also use a 0.6 ND filter so that I can use the lens wide open.

The lens is used with a c-mount to Nikon 1 mount adapter ring. The lens is primarily useful only at the long end of the lens, otherwise there is vignetting. However, for the used price, this produces a rather excellent, fast telephoto lens for the Nikon 1.

Click on any photo for a larger version.

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