The £500 Dirty Photo
I've been attempting to stitch together sets of photos from die shots for ages. I've managed about three so far, one of which was a big one. The latest attempt has been a failure on every computer I have, and each failure has taken hours in some cases, even overnight. The computers I have are mainly second hand and none of them are very modern or powerful.
Having a definite job to do I decided to buy a more powerful machine to do it on. So I spent £500 or so on a new (ok second hand) machine.
The result is a 386MB TIF file. I can't really post all of it here, so I've got a scaled down version:
This is an 8Mb version of the file. It's about 2000 pixels on a side, which is considerably smaller than the 10000 pixels on a side that the full image uses. The zoom that is possible on the full image is much greater than this scaled down version.
Unfortunately there's some dirt on these photos, which I'm not very worried about as I can retake some or all of the photos and rerun the panorama generation. The dirt is in the middle of the ROM so not the best place it could have ended up.
So there we have it, I spent £500 to get a dirty photograph.