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Creating Beautiful Panoramas Easily in Linux

Recently, I’ve gotten pretty into photography.  I bought a digital SLR, a Nikon D40X, which I love.  I also went to Germany recently, which gave me many opportunities to take some really pretty pictures.  Many times, I couldn’t capture the scene in just one picture, so I had to take some panoramas.  I generally do my panoramas vertically so I can capture a larger amount of vertical area.  This requires more shots, but memory it cheap, and I don’t have to end up cropping parts I want to keep.  I’m going to guide you through making a seamless panorama using only free and open-source software in Linux, specifically Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. 
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New D40x

While in Canada, I decided I needed a new digital camera. After reading about it for a bit, a Nikon D40x looked like a really good fit. So far, I’m extremely happy with it.

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I went ahead and bought a Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor Lens to go along with it. This should give me a little more zoom for long-range work.

Now, I just need to go take some nice photos.