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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Despite the excellent software solutions for stitching panoramic pictures together, there is no substitute for taking clean and well-aligned pictures from the start. Create great panoramas with an inexpensive DIY-tripod head. Over at the photo-editing site Worth1000, user Arodrix has put together a detailed tutorial on making your own panoramic mount. A panoramic camera-mount can set you back hundreds of dollars. If you're not planning on paying the bills with your epic panoramic-shots of famed world locales, you'll be better served making your own mount for $10 in parts. While the end product doesn't have the polished look of a $300 mount it does provide the proper alignment necessary for a nice clean panorama. Below is the sample from his tutorial made with the mount—it required extremely minimal post-processing work to stitch neatly together:


Windows only: Freeware application WPanorama turns your panoramic photos into videos or screensavers. We've already shown you how to stitch your photos into beautiful panoramas, but once you've done that, there aren't a lot of great ways to show them off. WPanorama animates the image as though you're a viewer standing in the centre and looking around the full 360 degrees. If your panorama doesn't make the full 360-degree trip, it just moves back and forth from one side of the photo to the other. WPanorama is freeware, Windows only.



Now that you know how to stitch together panoramic photos with free software, publish your creations at Panoye, a panoramic sharing web site. Panoye users are building "a virtual tour all around Earth" with user-submitted panoramic images. Upload, tag, geotag, and share your panoramas on Panoye, which offers YouTube-like HTML markup to embed a pannable panoramic image onto your own web site, like the one after the jump: