How to Make Panoramic Pictures #WindowsChampions

by Carrie McLaren with 8 comments

I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m not a pro when it comes to photography.  I don’t own one of those fancy DSLR cameras, in fact – my camera is small enough to fit in my pocket and I don’t even know how to use the settings.  I usually just point and click…and sometimes zoom.

However, thanks to Windows Live Photo Gallery, I learned a fancy trick not long ago that allowed me to create pictures like this….

The trick is to snap a series of pictures from one vantage point, overlapping them as you go.  Once you have the images in Windows Live Photo Gallery, click on Create, then Panoramic and crop the photo to the proper size.  (It’s really that easy! Promise!)

Check out these step by step instructions on how to make panoramic picture with Windows Live Photo Editor.

My husband and I have had such a great time trying to see who can make the best panoramic picture.  I think this one above from Hoover Dam probably wins “best picture” at our house.

I’m excited to take some more pictures of our travels this summer to add to our collection of panoramic photographs.

Panoramic Cascades Gaylord Opryland Resort

The picture above is the Cascades Lobby at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, I took it while I was at the Blissdom Conference!  Everbank Stadium Panoramic Picture

Do you use Windows Live Photo Editor?  If not, I encourage you to give it a try. It’s given me more confidence in taking pictures and helping turn good pictures into amazing pictures!

 

**I am a member of the Windows Champions blogger program. As part of this arrangement, I have been loaned a Windows 7 PC for the course of year and have the opportunity to learn about Windows and Microsoft products. I’m also excited to share information with you.**

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    Comments

  • Cassie


    Oh my thank you for sharing. I remember hearing about this at Blissdom in the Microsoft/Windows room so when in Jamaica I took overlapping pictures just so I can do this. You explained it so easy! I can’t wait to try it.

    • Carrie with Children


      I’m so glad it was helpful for you, Cassie! Let me know if you need any help! I think I’m now addicted to making panoramic pictures :)

  • AlexandraFunFit


    I am sure I’m even less an expert than you, so definitely am interested when someone says, “I’m basic, yet even I could figure it out.” It gives me hope.

    • Carrie with Children


      Thanks Alexandra. If you decide to give it a try, I’m happy to help if you have any questions.

  • Technogran


    Nice post on using the panoramic feature in Photo Gallery. Well done!

  • Colleen


    Very cool!

    • Carrie with Children


      Thanks Colleen! I’m having fun making panoramics now!