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Packing - Qualified Perceptions
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Well, the upstairs is done except for the kitchen and the bathroom. The kitchen is a pretty large "except", but it's currently the staging area for Stuff to Throw Out, so passing another trash day would be good. The work in progress

The apartment is strange - light and airy with no stuff cluttering it, but not the place where I live any longer. On the other hand, I haven't remapped to living in the house yet. It's kinda like traveling. This is the apartment-shaped hotel room I'm in, anonymous and bare, except for the bit of stuff I've scattered around.

Yesterday harrock and I were dutiful consumers (it was No Tax Day in Massachusetts, for those elsewhere in the country) and bought a little kitchen table and a rug for the computer room, and more draperies for the living room there. Pictures to come, once we get the fashion dragon to do something nice-looking with the short windows.

Well, off to rescue tirinian from the airport...

Current Mood: productive productive
Current Music: Jekyll and Hyde. Despite the lack of stereo.

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kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: August 15th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
The pictures are weird and bendy. I didn't think your apartment had so many funky angles. Are the not-obviously-photostitched pictures also put together from multiple shots?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 15th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, everything is photostitched (even the hallway shot is two pictures, stacked vertically). My camera just doesn't have enough width to show a whole room, as I found when trying to take pictures of the new house.
twe From: twe Date: August 16th, 2004 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Photostich

Yeah, I think Photostich is actually meant to be used with the Canon digital cameras because when I used it on the pictures taken with my camera, it does some correcting for the lens distortion from the particular model. So you wouldn't see some of the little hiccups at the joins then even this photo has. When I do it, none of the edges from the individual photos are straight in the merged one, making an uncropped merged picture kind of funky. (But you can get some really lovely results with merging multiple images. This one is my personal favorite.)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 16th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC) (Link)

photostitch

It's definitely doing correction, I think it's just not doing it perfectly (probably my lens distortion doesn't exactly match the Canon's). And maybe I moved some. :)

(It was more obvious in a couple of non-posted pictures, like the picture of the doorframe, merging the rightmost photo from
top and bottom and the door looked straight. I was very impressed. )
twe From: twe Date: August 16th, 2004 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Photostitch

Yeah, it could be apply the Powershot lens correction to a non-Powershot. (BTW, chenoameg are you taking notes? You can almost certainly do this kind of thing too.)

I seem to recall it merges left to right, which is probably why, while the left most window edge matches well on the grid merge, and the vertical lines get progressively worse as you move to the left. If you do a grid again, I'd reccommened standing on a chair for the top row and then sitting on the floor for the bottom row to eliminate a lot of the curvature issues. (You get less distortion is the plane of the walls is parallel to the place of the film, or in this case, CCD.)

But it certainly beats trying to merge them all in Photoshop by hand, time-wise.
countertorque From: countertorque Date: August 16th, 2004 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Photostitch

I thought it had different options for "I stood in one spot and rotated the camera" and "I moved my point of view and shot the pictures in the same direction"
twe From: twe Date: August 16th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Photostitch

Hmm, you may be right about that. I think the grid trick is cheating anyway tho.
countertorque From: countertorque Date: August 16th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool pics :)

I'm one step behind you. Yesterday I tried taking pictures of my new paint and found that I couldn't. Maybe I'll try stitching some next.
bluepapercup From: bluepapercup Date: August 16th, 2004 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
how odd to see my apartment, in totally different colors and configurations. I always forget that TT is three identical apartments, stacked.
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