[Activities] Panorama activity

Brian Jordan brian at laptop.org
Fri Sep 5 02:08:56 EDT 2008



(code? Nirav is interested in doing something similar!)


> On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 11:56 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> The XO happens to be perfect for shooting stitched panoramic photographs, due to
> the swivel design.  I tested it out in the OLPCHQ lobby. Then, I wrote a simple
> panorama stitcher in 50 lines of Python.  It runs in 3.4 seconds on my Core Duo,
> producing this output:
> http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~bmschwar/lobby_ugly.jpg
> The results aren't too bad.  I also tried stitching this scene with Hugin, the
> most powerful panorama stitcher I know of.  Hugin required significant user
> intervention and half an hour of computing time, producing this output:
> http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~bmschwar/lobby_pretty.jpg
> This scene is unusually difficult because of the huge indoor-outdoor contrast.
> Given this positive result, I would like to work on a panorama-making activity,
> possibly inside Capture.  I know that at age 10, I loved making panoramas out of
> photographs.  Panoramas provide an immersive way for children to communicate
> their environments to each other and to the world.
> - --Ben Schwartz
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