The following is a tutorial for creating panoramic photos in Windows Live Photo Gallery.
One of my new listings is a beautiful ranch in Culver Oregon (view it here). With fields stretching far in every direction, I knew that my standard point and shoot could not possibly take pictures that would do it justice. I wanted panoramic photos that conveyed the feeling of wide open space.
Just six months ago I purchased a new computer running Windows 7. It came installed with a program called Windows Live Photo Galllery. The following steps will teach you how to create a stunning panoramic photo in this program.
1) Begin by opening Windows Live Photo Gallery and navigating to the folder you saved your pictures in. For this tutorial I am going to use four shots taken of a freshly mowed hayfield.
2) On the top of the screen, select the tab that says "Create".
3) Using the shift key, select all the photos you want to include in your panorama, then select the "panorama" button at the top. Note: your panorama will only work if the photos you select are in the correct order. It will try to connect them based on the order they are in the folder.
4) This dialog box should appear while your photo is being created.
5) When your panorama is done save it with a descriptive file name.
6) Your panoramic photo will look something like this, with black strips along the edges as the photos were adjusted.
7) Use the crop tool to crop a smaller picture and one that leaves out the unsightly edges.
8) And finally, your photo is finished and should look something like this: