Image stitching or photo stitching is the process of combining multiple photographic images with overlapping fields of view to produce a segmented panorama or high-resolution image. Commonly performed through the use of computer software, most approaches to image stitching require nearly exact overlaps between images and identical exposures to produce seamless results. It is also known as mosaicing. “Stitching” refers to the technique of using a computer to merge images together to create a large image, preferably without it being at all noticeable that the generated image has been created by computer. Algorithms for aligning images and stitching them into seamless photo-mosaics are among the oldest and most widely used in computer vision. Frame-rate image alignment is used in every camcorder that has an “image stabilization” feature. Image stitching algorithms create the high resolution photo-mosaics used to produce today’s digital maps and satellite photos. They also come bundled with most digital cameras currently being sold, and can be used to create beautiful ultra wide-angle panoramas.
KeywordsPanoramic Image Sift Feature Image Alignment Adjacent Image Camera Rotation
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