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 gigapan.org.

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:

http://gc.cs.cmu.edu/stitcher  ))

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 http://gigapan.org/searchGigapansList.php?ids= 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:

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 gigapan.org
  • 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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