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Hi Guys. Took a bigass panorama this weekend, and was wondering where to get it printed. I stitched together 17 photos for this, and I think it will make a cracking room border when I split it …
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Hi Guys.

Took a bigass panorama this weekend, and was wondering where to get it printed.

I stitched together 17 photos for this, and I think it will make a cracking room border when I split it up into A4 sheets and get it printed.

Does anyone know any good printing companies that do A4 as opposed to the usual Photo standards? Photobox are just under £1.20 per sheet which I thought was a little pricey considering the cost of their 6 x 4s.

This is the photo - http://gigapan.org/gigapans/fullscreen/34115/

Heat and rep for your kind help :-)
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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1 Like #1
Beautiful.

You should post it in the photos thread.

£1.20 at Tesco too. Probably about the best you're gonna get.
1 Like #2
don’t know what type of printer you have but you could always print it yourself
20 A4 sheets for £1.24 (plus delivery) and you could get a spare set of ink cartridges while you are there
I have used the multi packs from here for the last 5 years and have rarely been disappointed; you get 5 colours and 2 blacks for £5
#3
mcallim7
don’t know what type of printer you have but you could always print it yourself
20 A4 sheets for £1.24 (plus delivery) and you could get a spare set of ink cartridges while you are there
I have used the multi packs from here for the last 5 years and have rarely been disappointed; you get 5 colours and 2 blacks for £5


Good point, although the borders would need guillotining off?
#4
Benjimoron;6498159
Beautiful.

You should post it in the photos thread.

£1.20 at Tesco too. Probably about the best you're gonna get.


Thanks :)

If anyone is mad enough to want the file, let me know. It's like 35MB though!

mcallim7;6498306
don’t know what type of printer you have but you could always print it yourself
20 A4 sheets for £1.24 (plus delivery) and you could get a spare set of ink cartridges while you are there
I have used the multi packs from here for the last 5 years and have rarely been disappointed; you get 5 colours and 2 blacks for £5


Yeah. I don't have my R220 anymore or I would probably do it myself. If I can't find a company that's cheaper than £1.20 I might pick something up on ebay and do it myself. Thanks for the heads up.
#5
Benjimoron;6498330
Good point, although the borders would need guillotining off?


I think my old R220 was almost flawless in that regard although yes, it sure is hit and miss with borderless printing.
#6
I meant to ask, you used a tripod right? Did you manually set the camera settings or use auto?

I did one the other day but came up against some real light issues when taking the photos of the water (too bright so camera made the photos dark). Also they didn't line up brilliantly as I forgot my tripod.
1 Like #7
Although Photobox may be dearer than some other companies their prints are excellent, I use them for my pro wedding prints.

If you do decide to go with them, select matt paper and you get lovely Fuji silk paper as opposed to the usual gloss which will avoid glare when up on the wall.

Good pic by the way lol.
#8
Benjimoron;6498362
I meant to ask, you used a tripod right? Did you manually set the camera settings or use auto?

I did one the other day but came up against some real light issues when taking the photos of the water (too bright so camera made the photos dark). Also they didn't line up brilliantly as I forgot my tripod.


Luckily I really didn't have to do much with this one. It was a spur of the moment thing and I was carrying a 10MP Casio jobby my friend had lent me. I threw it in manual and underexposed slightly due to the light then put it together in the new Windows Live Photo Stitching stuff.

And nope, I didn't use a tripod. Did it by hand and tried to judge using a third overlap and the grid display.
#9
spider1986;6498402
Although Photobox may be dearer than some other companies their prints are excellent, I use them for my pro wedding prints.

If you do decide to go with them, select matt paper and you get lovely Fuji silk paper as opposed to the usual gloss which will avoid glare when up on the wall.

Good pic by the way lol.


Thankyee. Yeah, I've always been a matte kind of guy. Gloss is all well and good but it really doesn't add anything. Good to know they provide decent silk paper to do the job.
#10
Benjimoron
Good point, although the borders would need guillotining off?


When you select photo paper in your printer options it gives to the option to have borderless prints so no cutting requited :whistling:
#11
i would be intrested in a copy, you could post it for free on megaupload.com and post a link here or PM me :)
#12
stanglish
Luckily I really didn't have to do much with this one. It was a spur of the moment thing and I was carrying a 10MP Casio jobby my friend had lent me. I threw it in manual and underexposed slightly due to the light then put it together in the new Windows Live Photo Stitching stuff.

And nope, I didn't use a tripod. Did it by hand and tried to judge using a third overlap and the grid display.


Good stuff, I must try again although I wanted to take a load while I was on holiday! The views are alright here but not quite as good.

The problem with my favourite one from holiday is that I took vertical shots rather than horizontal for a larger view but much harder to keep the camera straight so one shot was at a funny angle. Not easy with the wind up on the hills!

I'll take tripod next time and I'm sure I'll get much better results.
#13
12 x 8 '' 203 x 305 mm 2/3 35p each
uk.foto.com
#14
Benjimoron;6498752
Good stuff, I must try again although I wanted to take a load while I was on holiday! The views are alright here but not quite as good.

The problem with my favourite one from holiday is that I took vertical shots rather than horizontal for a larger view but much harder to keep the camera straight so one shot was at a funny angle. Not easy with the wind up on the hills!

I'll take tripod next time and I'm sure I'll get much better results.


Yep, I did the same (portrait stitch) - you just do have to be careful to give plenty of overlap. I use a good third and never have issues.

mcallim7;6498878
12 x 8 '' 203 x 305 mm 2/3 35p each
uk.foto.com


Nice one! That's the one for me I think. Now, to work out how I'll split the pic up perfectly in Photoshop.

Uploading now to Megaupload btw - will post the link in a few mins.
#15
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/3937/land1copy.jpg
1 Like #16
MEGAUPLOAD

The Photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License.

The other 5 stitches I took in Langdale are HERE, along with some other pics.
#17
stanglish
MEGAUPLOAD

The Photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License.

The other 5 stitches I took in Langdale are HERE, along with some other pics.


was just as well then
#18
stanglish
Yep, I did the same (portrait stitch) - you just do have to be careful to give plenty of overlap. I use a good third and never have issues.



Nice one! That's the one for me I think. Now, to work out how I'll split the pic up perfectly in Photoshop.

Uploading now to Megaupload btw - will post the link in a few mins.


portrait, that's the word I was looking for!!!

Did you manage to get all the photos to align easily? I found that one photo in particular was at an angle where I hadn't taken it perfectly straight. Is it worth changing the angle in a photo program, I assume it's easy enough to change it a couple of degrees?

I used about a third overlap too, I don't find that much of an issue, more that the angle is off. That's why I was going to use tripod next time as I should get them all straight then.

Out of interest, how far around are your photos? Did you do a full 360? That would look quite interesting round a room.
#19
stanglish
Now, to work out how I'll split the pic up perfectly in Photoshop.


Total pixel width / number of a4 sheets wide you want it? (making sure the height remains at a4 height in proportion)?


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/316791/show-us-your-photos-2009/

You seen the photo thread? This is the start so you'll want to head to the last page for more recent photos.
#20
Looks like 20 free standard prints with your order with foto.com too?
#21
Benjimoron;6501335
Looks like 20 free standard prints with your order with foto.com too?


I did it in a rush while a friend was round so I didn't take advantage of that unfortunately.

It splits nicely into 6 12x8 photos. The way I did it was to use the crop tool in Photoshop with the correct 12x8 ratio (used mm) to crop the pic from the left, then save the new photo. I then went back to the original panorama and cropped the canvas by however many pixels that photo saved as horizontally. Repeated that 6 times and got my pics.

An absolute faff I know, and despite being no PS novice I did struggle to find a better technique. I'll check the photo thread soon for more advice.

Hope you enjoy the pic anyway. Getting my Barca one done at the same time as well and looking forward to seeing the results

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