Saturday, December 27, 2008

About Gigapan…

Big Pictures from Little Pixels: Zooming In on GigaPan; iPhone Fun with SeaDragon and 3-D Pictures from Tracker Blog.

Monday, December 15, 2008

About Gigapan and more…

Here is an interesting story from CMU website:

New Kind of Student Exchange

Friday, December 5, 2008

10,000 Public Gigapan Panoramas on

Today Gigapan blog announced that is hosting more than 10,000 public gigapan panoramas. Mention the world "public", because gigapan can host both public and private panoramas.
Congratulations to all gigapanners!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

GigaPan Imager Robot Review

Here is the link:

The Gigapan panorama photography robot review by

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

a Video about GigaPan

This is a video about Gigapan uploaded by Carnegie Mellon on YouTube. In the video, Illah Nourbakhsh talks about GigaPan technology, what it is, and what the use of it is.

Video on YouTube.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

How to View a GigaPan Panorama on Google Earth

I know two ways that you can view a gigapan panorama on Google Earth:

1. On a page of

To view a gigapan panorama when you are on a page of (e.g: Most Popular Gigapans, Most Recent Gigapans, or even a user’s profile), click on the “View in Google Earth 4.2+” link that appears below the panorama and its descriptions, as shown in the photo below.

how to view a gigapan on google earth

2. When viewing a gigapan:

When you are viewing a gigapan panorama on its own page, you can easily view the gigapan on Google Earth by clicking on the “View in Google Earth 4.2+” link which is located between the snapshots bar and the Google Map box, on right side of the page.

If you see no link to view the gigapan on Google Earth, the gigapanner has not geo-located that gigapan on Google Earth.

You may also like to know: How to View All GigaPan Panoramas on Google Earth.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

How to View All GigaPan Panoramas on Google Earth

Viewing all GigaPan panoramas on Google Earth is very easy, you should just follow the following steps:

1. Go to Gigapan's home page

2. On top-right corner of the page, click on the "Most Recent" button.

3. Top of the Gigapan panoramas, find the "Browse in Google Earth" link and click on it.

4. Depending on your browser, you will get a message; the message says about the KML file you are downloading. Try to open the KML file with Google Earth; you may save the KML file on your PC/Mac and open it with Google Earth later.

Good Luck with GigaPan

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gigapan Uploader & Gigapan Uploading


What is Gigapan Uploader?

As it's name suggests, Gigapan Uploader is a software for uploading gigapan panoramas on

Where Can I Get Gigapan Uploader? Is it Free?

I didn't find any specific address on gigapan dedicated to gigapan uploader, you can find it on gigapan's front page, there is a link there for downloading the latest version of the software directly. Gigapan Uploader is free and available for everybody.

Update on May 06, 2009:

(( Here is the permanent address to download GigaPan Uploader:
, but I prefer downloading GigaPan Stitcher. The new versions of GigaPan Stitcher contains GigaPan Uploader too:  ))

How Can I Use Gigapan Uploader?

Using Gigapan uploader is a piece of cake! You just need:

  1. a panorama larger than 50 megapixels.
  2. a Gigapan account
Here is a snapshot of Gigapan uploader (Click on the photo to enlarge):

First, you should choose your panorama. Second, choose a title for your gigapan panorama, write some description for that, and add some tags. If you check the private box, your photo will not be shown for public but just for you; however, you can make your photo public later. Then, you should enter your username and password. If you haven't registered on gigapan, you can create a free account here. At last, click on "Upload now"!

Depending on the size of you panorama and your Internet connection speed, you should wait a while for the photo to be uploaded. When uploading finishes, a link will appear for you; click on the link to go to your gigapan directly. At first it looks complicated, but after uploading 3 or more photos it will be much easier. Good Luck with Gigapan Uploading!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Seven Useful Links

GigaPan FAQ
Buy GigaPan Imager
Official GigaPan Blog
What is GigaPan System?
Embedding a GigaPan on a Web Page
The GigaPan Process (Explore, Create, Discover, and Share)
About Gigapan (Overview + Team + Sponsors + GigaPan Capture + GigaPan Software)


Thursday, October 23, 2008

How to Show some Selected gigapan panoramas on a Page

Have ever decided to select some of your gigapan panoramas to show them on a separate page on gigapan? You may have many reasons for doing this, for example, you don’t like others to load your huge profile page ,which contains your gigapan panorama + snapshots + bookmarks, for viewing just some panoramas. In a huge profile, like mine, it is not good to do this. You can easily select some of you gigapan panoramas to show them in a separate page, just follow these steps:

  1. Find the id of you gigapan panoramas you want to select: Go to photos page, and write down the id of your gigapan panorama from address bar of your browser as shown below:
  2. Now, type in your browser address bar, then add the ids to the end of the text separated by commas.

Here are some of my favorite gigapan panoramas selected to be shown on a page:,6713,7017,7346,8042,9010

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gigapan Tutorial Video 4 of 4

Video By: Illah Nourbakhsh
In: Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute
Duration: 3 minutes and 55 seconds

It is about:

  • Continue the process of stitching photos
  • Some info. about the process of stitching
  • See the result
  • Upload your gigapan panorama to
  • Export the gigapan panorama to a tif file
Video on YouTube: Gigapan Tutorial - 4 of 4

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gigapan Tutorial Video 3 of 4

Video By: Illah Nourbakhsh
In: Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute
Duration: 9 minutes and 38 seconds

It is about:

  • The things you do every time you take a gigapan
  • Some other settings
  • How many pictures are good
  • Start taking your gigapan
  • How to pause the process of taking gigapans or repeat a step
  • How to download the photos (taken by gigapan) to computer
  • How to stitch the pictures together (using gigapan stitcher)
Video on YouTube: Gigapan Tutorial - 3 of 4

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gigapan Tutorial Video 2 of 4

Video By: Illah Nourbakhsh
In: Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute
Duration: 7 minutes and 56 seconds

It is about:

  • How to set up the camera on gigapan (Focus, Exposure, etc.)
  • How to use gigapan robot (Turn on/off, Setup, Menus, Options, etc.)
Video on YouTube: Gigapan Tutorial - 2 of 4

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Gigapan Tutorial Video 1 of 4

Video By: Illah Nourbakhsh
In: Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute
Duration: 9 minutes and 31 seconds

It is about:

  • Process of using the gigapan robot system for the first time
  • How to put batteries on the gigapan
  • Proper memory card
  • How to attach the camera to the gigapan unit
  • How to set it up (Camera properties)
Video on Youtube: Gigapan Tutorial - 1 of 4

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