cxsparc: If your intention is to create a picture that clearly is a collage, this approach may be right. If your intention is to get wider coverage and later be able to explore the scene in depth, it is not useful.
I found that shooting from the same position several shots, it is a simple breeze of a matter of seconds to load them into the free Microsoft I.C.E and auto-arrange them as panorma.
Advantage 1: SpeedAdvantage 2: Low effortAdvantage 3: High resolution, you you can crop or just zoom into details.
I was able to discover my wife waiting for me in a panorama from a distance of 60 m hidden in a crowd and ruins. That is what I would call exploring the scene.
+1 for ICE, so easy and so tolerant, no need to pay attention to exposure or things like that, It will stitch and correct an create uniform seemless image.http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/ivm/ice/