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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:

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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. WPanorama

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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: