Panoramic Photo Creation

  • Episode 156
  • September 14, 2010
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Creating panoramic images using free software and a standard digital camera. Making scanners work using Vuescan. Extending a WiFi signal from one building to the next. Installing software on Linux. Win some Nanodots. Automattic Transfers Trademark to WordPress Foundation. WiFi is soon to get a lot easier for Linux users as Broadcom announces they are going open source with their latest drivers. Google Instant is being rolled out, making web searching even easier for novice users. Super Mario Bros. celebrated its 25th birthday yesterday.

Notes:
Ha - I accidentally said September 13, instead of September 14th! Now you know when I was recording - lol.

Topics Covered:

  • Happy birthday to Super Mario Bros.
  • Viewer Testimonials.
  • Viewer Comment: I saw you were having some trouble with scanners last week. I've been there before, and the answer is a commercial product called Vuescan.
  • Viewer Question: I'm looking for something to either boost or extend a wireless network. I would like to take the WiFi around 200 feet from a brick building to a portable classroom-style building. Do you have any suggestions?
  • The Category5.TV Chat Room is very busy.
  • Accessing the Category5.TV Chat Room using either our web service, or an IRC client.
  • Feature: Creating panoramic images using free software and a standard digital camera.
  • Installing Hugin on Ubuntu Linux using Synaptic Package Manager.
  • Why Linux's repository-based installer systems are far superior to what we're used to with installing software on other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows.
  • Snapping the images for your panoramic photograph with a standard digital camera.
  • Setting up your camera lens type in Hugin.
  • Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • When automatic control point detection fails you, you can create manual control points in Hugin Panorama Creator.
  • What types of objects to use for your photo stitching control points in Hugin.
  • Product: Introducing Nanodots super-powered magnetic constructors.
  • Warning about magnets with children or animals.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson

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Robbie Ferguson

Don't worry if you find something broken... this is a work in progress.


Robbie Ferguson

I still need to fix several broken images and create more content... this is a huge undertaking! Enjoy!

Robbie Ferguson

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