We provided an overview of products for manually geotagging and geocoding your photos using online maps, focusing on Geosetter software. Geotagging, or geocoding involves the linking of photos to the place they were taken through latitude, longitude and altitude.
Photos can then be displayed on a map, and become searchable by precise location. It is a great idea for travel shots, but not an easy task for those of us without a GPS.
I’d become convinced using a digital SLR would take a huge time commitment that I wasn’t willing to make. I no longer used my film SLR in favor of point and shoots and couldn’t see making the leap from those to a new fangled “real” camera. In truth, I was able to get over my phobia of dSLRs with a few simple steps.
By keeping in mind a few simple techniques, you can capture scenes for later stitching into striking panoramas. I have generated a list of tips, and then tested them to show which factors are most important.
If you are impressed by the idea of taking an occasional panorama, say from the top of a mountain, but don’t want to buy anything new, or even put much effort into learning new software, there is hope. What you are looking for is an automated stitching program. Combined with handheld techniques, you can expand your horizons, generating beautiful images.