Event Organiser: Sydney PC User Group (SPCUG)
Please note that there is an attendance fee of $5 at all meetings.
For visitors & non-members, first-time visits are free, but for later visits there is a $10 charge.
Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the application creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. The stitched panorama can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading it to the Photosynth web site. Or the panorama can be saved in a wide variety of image formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to the multiresolution tiled format used by Silverlight’s Deep Zoom and by the HD View and HD View SL panorama viewers. Source: Microsoft Research
This tool now lets you compare reference images from digital cameras side-by-side. These images are JPEGs straight from the camera, and were taken under carefully-controlled conditions, to provide valid comparisons of camera capabilities in actual shooting situations. By clicking on and zooming into each image, you are able to closely compare a variety of indoor and outdoor images or the test patterns provided.
You can also download the images (using your browser’s “save image as” function) and output them on your own printer, to see how the cameras involved will perform in your application. (See the copyright notice first though!). Check out the Comparometer now…
This simple technique using the free GIMP image editor can quickly create in-picture frames to highlight or apply a 3D focus to enhance an image’s subject. Easily add focus and interest to the subject of an otherwise lifeless picture. Be creative and try it now – you can view or print this easy to follow tutorial here…
Note: GIMP 2.6 was used for this exercise – the procedure may vary with earlier versions.
The Group is a non-profit organization, incorporated as a company on October 19, 1987.The directors at that time were Ronald Pollak, Lynne McDonough, Geoffrey May, John Miller and Brian Graham. There are no shares as the company is limited by guarantee. The Group has been operating since 1984 when the first meeting was held in an office in Martin Place and then in Ronald Pollak’s offices near Wynyard.
The group remains a volunteer organization and members assist in many ways, from standing on the Committee, running Special Interest Groups, organizing industry speakers and finding raffle prizes, to discussing solutions to technical problems in Q and A sessions.