Panoramas can be very useful as Log illustrations, or as page banners. Beware making them too long and thin if used on a screen, e.g. On Flickr.
There are two basic ways to create a panorama
- Crop a panoramic image from a standard photo. This requires a fairly high resolution image to start from
- Join a series of carefully overlapped images using ‘stitching software such as Adobe Elements Photomerge or Serif Panorama Plus ( The option of taking a burst of photos while panning only works if high shutter speeds are available. A more considered approach taking carefully overlapped images is better. BUT be sure to lock aperture and shutter speed)
Long thin panoramas can be used to create a video pan shot using software such as Serif MoviePlus.