Don't get me wrong--I don't mind panoramas, but as Samuel Goldwyn said, 'A widescreen just makes a bad film twice as bad.'
Nikonworks: Doesn't work for me.
Your 'collages' are like serving good coffee in a Mickey Mouse shaped cup.
The cup distracts you from the taste of the coffee in the cup.
The best for regular panos is ICE.
One of its best features is the ability to even out exposures from frame to frame,unlike your exposures which have adjoining frames with significant exposure variations which make for even more distractions for viewers of your collages.
My first thought upon viewing your collages was "This is the work of a very lazy shooter".
I find it amazing that Barney Britton tries to give people another alternative to traditional panoramas, and gets pilloried for his efforts. A lot of people seem to be saying 'you don't know what you're doing. You should be using ICE/Hugin/ etc.' What rot. If you want to produce a panorama, do it. If you want to expand your repertoire and produce something that is visually interesting, open yourself up to other ideas.
Zafar Kazmi: col·lage [kuh-lahzh, koh-] Show IPA noun, verb, col·laged, col·lag·ing.noun1.a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.
What is described here is image stitching/panorama, not collage.
Be careful of dictionary definitions. They are, by nature, retrospective. Technically it isn't image stitching as there is no attempt at correcting alignment or blending. What is described here is a collage made with digital images rather than paper and paste. Keep up! This IS the 21st century after all!
Jim Salvas: Is there a way to export a slideshow as a video? I've become attached to exporting from Aperture and posting to YouTube as a way to easily share slideshows.
If I read the specs correctly, Lightroom will only export a slideshow as a PDF. Correct?
Bottom left on the slideshow. Export as PDF/Export as Video.Like LR3 it allows you to export with soundtrack too, and will tailorlength of video to length of soundtrack .