HD View Visits DC

Last week we demonstrated HD View at Microsoft Research Tech Fair in the other Washington.  DC is a great place to take pictures.  I didn’t have a lot of time during the day to get out.  But I did get out on the Mall one night.  I’ve shared out 4 hi resolution results of that photography excursion.  In processing these, it reminded me that the auto-stitching tools have become very good.  I did not have to set a single control point manually in stitching these 60 images.  Most of the time I spent on this project was creating a web page.  Given that these tools have become so good, I think the biggest missing piece to opening up to a large audience the creation and sharing of these very hi-rez images is actually the sharing aspect.  I’m not aware of a decent upload service for very large content.  Please feel free to post comments on solutions that you know about.

Onto the workflow that I used.  I wanted to try various workflows to show that HD View content can be generated from a variety of apps.  All of the source images were shot with a Canon 20D, Canon EF 28-135 Lens, ISO 200, tripod, no pano-head, RAW capture.


Capitol Dome: 50MPix

  • 10 8MPix source images
  • RAW processing Adobe Camera RAW
  • PtLens for lens correction
  • Photoshop to add a border
  • hdmake to generate HD View tiles

 

Lincoln Memorial: 62MPix

  • 15 8MPix source images
  • RAW processing Adobe Camera RAW
  • PtLens for lens correction
  • PTGui – export to layers
  • Photoshop to autoblend layers and add a border
  • hdmake to generate HD View tiles

     

    World War II Memorial: 238MPix

  • 42 8MPix source images
  • RAW processing Adobe Camera RAW
  • PtLens for lens correction
  • Microsoft Research Image Stitcher
  • Photoshop to tweak some lens smudges
  • hdmake to generate HD View tiles
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    One Response to HD View Visits DC

    1. Eamon says:

      Very Beautiful!  HD View is the best.  Check out the largest image released from the Hubble Space Telescope in HD View.
       
      Carina Nebula as seen by Hubble
       
      http://www.dalysurvival.com/Hubble-Carina/Carina.html
       
      Eamon

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