[Scriptoris] Scanning Large Images?

Kimberly Langhans sarapenrose at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 15 15:19:37 PST 2009

I've been using a software called Panorama Maker:


Mine came with my scanner, but it looks like you can also buy the software separately. I've found it very easy to use, and it gives better results than Photoshop (which I've also tried). 

It's a little pricey (about $80), but I think it's worthwhile. If you look at my scrolls in the online gallery on the Ansteorran scribal website, the knighting scroll for Miguel was pieced together from four separate scans using Panorama Maker.

If you want to save a little money, I think you can probably find an older version online that's less expensive but will still do what you need it to (the current version is 5, so you might be able to get version 4 online somewhere for less money). You could also try searching for "photo stitching software" to see if there's a shareware or freeware program available.


--- On Sun, 11/15/09, Deanna della Penna <estencele at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Deanna della Penna <estencele at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Scriptoris] Scanning Large Images?
> To: scriptoris at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Sunday, November 15, 2009, 4:45 PM
> Question for all you talented
> artists! What do you do when you have an
> image larger than a flatbed scanner?
> I did one piece that was too large to fit, and tried
> scanning it in
> segments, then patching it together in Photoshop. That
> didn't work out
> too well-- the colors from one quarter to another would be
> off, etc.
> I tried taking a picture with my camera, but all of my
> pictures looked
> like photos of a picture. :o)
> I tried visiting my local printer (which shares office
> space with the
> local newspaper) to see if they were able to scan large
> images, but it
> turns out the printer only made physical printing plates,
> and all the
> newspaper had to work with was small flatbed scanners like
> my own.
> Any other ideas? I have some more large pieces in progress
> that I'd
> really like to get captured before I get them framed.
> Thanks!
> -Deanna
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