How to Make a Panoramic Photo on a Mac

Have you ever thought of making 360-degree QuickTime VR movies without hardware?

If yes, Mac is probably the best machine for you. Macintosh users have the freedom of making such videos, and then post them to the web. After that, one can easily view these videos from any computer. All this can be done just with freeware.

The procedure may sound a little tricky, but it is not that difficult. There are no specific skills required for this.

Things Required:

– Macintosh Computers
– Cameras (digital Or Film)
– Software Or Freeware As Needed


  • 1

    The first thing that you need to do is taking a series of photos from a single shot. Photos are required to be taken in a particular pattern. Rotate your body and camera clockwise with every click of the shutter. One can allow the pictures to overlap each other, but only a little. Meanwhile, keep the horizon level.

  • 2

    If you have not used a digital camera, develop your film and transfer the images to your machine. The digital photos, on the other hand, can be transferred to the computer directly.

  • 3

    Once the images are loaded onto your computer, download and install any good image editor such as BME. Many good image editing programs are available on the web for free. Skip this step, if you already have a program like Adobe Photoshop.

  • 4

    It is the time to join different photos to make a long series. After that, touch up the transitions between the images as per your choice. Adobe Photoshop and other similar applications offer several interesting transitions. Meanwhile, you are supposed to ensure that the left and right ends will line up.

  • 5

    Now you need to crop the photos by pixels. A couple of things need to be ensured at this stage. The short dimension should be divisible by 4, while the long one is required to be divisible by 96.

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    The final important move is to rotate to photos by 90 degrees anticlockwise. Now save the large image to your hard drive as a PICT file.

  • 7

    Go to Apple’s official website, and get the QTVR Make Panorama 2. It is a utility – something very important in this regard. All you need to do is dropping the image on QTVR Make Panorama 2. The application may ask a few relevant questions. Your Panoramic Photo will be ready to view afterwards.

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